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[Drawing] in Pen
June 21, 2013

Have you ever had the urge to draw something but just as quickly discard the idea because your pencils are out of reach? This happens to me all the time so rather than give up, I make do with the nearest thing. Turns out, being lazy has real benefits!

Instead of going in search of my pencils, I always have a pen handy so I use that, knowing full well that I'm probably not going to do a good illustration but let's see how it goes anyway.

No expectations =

  • no pressure to perform,

  • no frustration,

  • a carefree desire to portray something,

  • happy accidents can happen.

I don't know about you but sometimes I feel insecure about whether I can draw successfully but the pen rescues me... click to read more and see my sketches


Did you sign up for the free lessons from Derwent Academy? Have you received your free gift yet? If so, what did you think?

I received mine and it's so beautiful! I selected the Inktense pencils and they arrived in a magnificent Maple wooden box that I will always treasure.

I notice they are still offering the gift so here's the link if you are yet to register...
Derwent Academy

The world needs your input and what you have to bring to it. Your artwork is a message of sorts, it creates a ripple and ultimately has an impact on other people.

What's New

I added another sheet of thumbnails to my collection, you can see them here or view all of them.

There's also the new page on pen drawings.

Drawing Tip of the Month

Lines used in shading are to be made as quickly as possible.

The reason is because the quicker a line is drawn, the lighter it is at the ends, and therefore it is more easily joined with other lines, which in turn, hides the joins.

Do this and your shading will be great.

Handy Links

Here are some online drawing books that I bought to help me learn, practice and improve. They all have a money-back guarantee which is fantastic because the books I like may not necessarily be the same ones you like.

If you have any drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page to find your answers.

Drawing is a very economical hobby - see the basic supplies needed to get started.

Are we connected on Facebook yet? Please join with me, I'd love your company.

, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.

Until next time, I wish you many creative days!

Kerry Sig
How To Sketch book

"There is never time to do it right the first time, but there is always time to do it again."

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