I KNOW, RIGHT?! Well, frankly, I lost February and March. Simple as that.
In February, the flu hit our household for 10 days. (Is it me or are these flu bugs getting worse?) Following that, another “something” was found in my left breast. Good news, the needle biopsy came out benign. Between this one and the mammos/needle biopsy/excision surgery of Feb. 2018, I am now keeping a running tab with the hospital.
Anyway, I’m back! And with a bunch of videos. I now have a Vimeo channel for all my demos. My current YouTube channel will go bye-bye at the end of April. You may ask why (again). Well, in current years, to me, YouTube has developed a bit of an “ick factor” for me. Don’t get me wrong – I still use YouTube for personal viewing, you know, John Oliver and talking dogs. But as a business tool, not so much. And since the Bellevue Daniel Smith store has closed, along with the removal of the teaching studio at the Seattle store, it looks like I won’t be doing any local demos unless any local artist groups want to invite me (hint-hint). I still want to present free demos though. So, for me, best choice was Vimeo.
My first Vimeo collection is Drawing Up the Face in which I show you how to draw individual features of the face. The emphasis here is individual. Many times, when a starting artist tries to draw a face, s/he is overwhelmed. There are the features but then how those features fit into the whole. These three videos show you how to isolate and draw each feature without thinking about how it “fits” in the face. I will finish the last two videos in this collection (Drawing Up the Ear and Putting It Together) by the beginning of May. I’ve also been asked many times how I create my Colorblock Portraits so I created a short video showing my process.
So during my mysterious 2-month disappearance, I actually was doing a lot. For now, I hope you enjoy these videos.