One great resource for models for artist to draw is Live Model Books.  They have models of different sizes, race, and gender; clothed and unclothed (PoseSpace).  The majority of the models positions are shown in positions at 360 degrees in high resolution.

They recently added graphic drawing of figures in various poses  (PoseMuse).   This is a great resource to learn to draw figures and use them in your work. Below is an example of their new PoseMuse images.  The Site does charge for the poses, but at a very reasonable prices.

Screenshot 2016-03-24 07.58.49

Check out more of their images, real and graphic  at Live Model Books



An ARC giveaway for Todd Lockwood and his debut dragon novel, THE SUMMER DRAGON!

Enter once! Then share the news about Todd’s new book. You can also pre-order a SIGNED hardcover of THE SUMMER DRAGON on The Signed Page!


The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood publishes May 3, 2016!

“It is a magical book. I enjoyed it a great deal for its prose as well as for its characters and story. There haven’t been a whole lot of dragon books lately and Todd’s take on them made for a refreshing read. I mean, really? Who better to know about dragons than the guy whose career has captured them so readily and vividly in art?” — Shawn Speakman

Here are the rules for the giveaway:

  • This giveaway for one ARC.
  • Contest open to worldwide contestants.
  • Only one entry per person! Multiple entrants disqualified.
  • Contest ends March 21th!

Pre-order a signed hardcover copy of The Summer Dragon HERE!


Are you ready to take things to the next level? We understand that you’re unique so that means the artistic path you take will be unique as well. To start you on that path, we want to connect you with other artists with similar goals. In these groups you can participate and collaborate with fellow artists who are interested in the same things as yourself so you don’t have to search for them, you’ll all find each other right here in these houses.

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House Illustration – Single Image Storytelling
The illustration house is for those artists who are interested in telling a story with one single image. A lot of the art that we see today on Facebook, Instagram – even a tattoo – can be described as an illustration, as well as the artwork we know from famous artists like Picasso. It’s a stand alone piece of art, a drawing or painting, that represents an idea or narrative.


House Comics – Storytelling in Sequence
The Comics House is for artists who are interested in telling stories through successive pages or panels. This is not limited to the American idea of a “comic book” which is usually about super heros. This also includes web comics, graphic novels, mangas, or a comic you’d find in the Sunday paper.


House Animation – Storytelling in Motion
The Animation House is for artists who want to tell stories with moving images. This can be a gif, a short, or a feature film. You can find these anywhere you look, like on Youtube, Tumblr, on TV channels like Cartoon Network, or a movie you’d watch in the theater.


Didn’t have time to do a decent tribute to David, but one of my other artist friends  Andy Gill.  One of my all time favorite singers.  RIP

David Bowie

Prismacolor Premier color pencil on 8.5×11″, on Stonehenge print stock. ( David Bowie). $150.00. ~Andy Gill

I did this from a Facebook challenge but didn’t finish in time.  Image ref:        Used Prisma Colored Pencils and Bristol Vellum paper  11 x17.  Blending not finished on this.



I am in love with this music.  Thought I would just share this  for all to hear.  Great to get creative juices flowing.  Check out his work on Itunes.

Colored Pencil – This is from a photo on Paint my Photo.  Prisma colored pencils and Strathmore Bristol  11 x 14.


Experimenting with grisaille since almost all my work starts out with a black and white painting…So instead of painting using graphite or black colored pencil to do the initial drawing then layer it with colored pencil.  Still working on the technique.  I found if I use graphite I can’t go as dark as I would like which is a problem when you finally remember you are going to layer it with colored pencil  ……LOL


Hey everyone, almost a new year, I have been working on colored pencil drawings.  This one is for the challenge over on Daily Paintworks.   You should see more work from me in the coming year.

Bristol Board  –  11 x 17



Popcorn – $25.00

Preview Image

Thought I would pull out the pencils and draw, really tough when you don’t practice.


11 x 14 – Pencil
Ref photo – Steve MacIntyre

Reposting this hope it brings the Cavaliers some luck. NBA final starts tonight.


Go Cavs

My take on a FB challenge of James Dean.  Digital painting using photoshop and Wacom tablet.  James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

James Dean


Posting some of my Acrylic paintings in the next few weeks.  All are flowers, finally sprig is here this is my celebration of spring


Tulip – 18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas-To buy original

Riley Ben King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist.

B B King

Hi guys, working on one hundred day challenge from  Day 2. Challenge #7 Surfaces and Textures.  This is on day 2 image.  Glass.  Photo credit Lillian Bell

Also I am featured artist in this months Artwork Reveal from Empty Easel.




Green Glass bottles  – Digital Drawing and Painting

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