Sunday, June 07, 2009

Red Rock Lake

Red Rock Lake is located just west of Pella, Iowa. This section of the lake is the Elk Rock State Park area. We've spent quite a bit of time camping here and I love sitting down on the old driftwood logs listening to the water lapping the shores.
The shoreline is rugged with lots of jagged rocks and driftwood. Iron and coal deposits run through the bluff creating beautiful rusts, creams and charcoal colors with the backdrop of deep green trees.
This drawing is on mellotex paper. It's a smooth paper that accepts graphite well. It's easy to build layers of graphite and the sky was very easy with just a bit of graphite smoothed with a chamois. Time: 2 hours.
Size: 8 x 12 - Leads 4B, 2B and F.

Friday, June 05, 2009

New Book - Drawing LifeLike Subjects

Walter Foster is releasing July 2009 a new book featuring highlights from 4 artist authors from the Drawing Made Easy series. The four artists are Diane Cardaci, Nolon Stacy, Linda Weil and Diane Wright. This book is 8-1/2"x11" and so the artwork images are twice the size of the Drawing Made Easy books.

I will not be selling this book directly but if you use the link to Amazon on my website, I will receive a small commission.