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Sea Sponges

These sponges work well with water based media like watercolors and acrylics. I use them to lift paint for making clouds, foliage, random patterns,or  to apply paint, blend colors and edges. The look is very random but the sponges are easy to control and are helpful in covering large background areas. Large sponges can be torn into smaller sizes. […]

Pencil Savers

I picked two simple but handy tools that you might not see very often. The cap for color pencils saves the point and lets me know which points are ready to go. They are great for use with your travel sketchbook. And then there’s the handy pencil extenders that give nice balance to the short bits […]

Dragon Rising

This is my completed portrait of the character Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) from the HBO series Game of Thrones. To keep this simple and accessible, the paper is simple brown paper, the kind used to make paper bags. There are only 8 colors of pencils used in this design but four different brands of white […]

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