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Creating Memories | Portraits, Paintings, and Drawings

Creating Memories | Portraits, Paintings, and Drawings

Portraits: A unique way to immortalize a loved one.   Portraits are a special way to create a lasting memory. Long before photography, portraits were a way to capture someone’s image and immortalize the subject. Now, it’s never been easier to take a...
Daily Drawings – Patreon Suggestion Week

Daily Drawings – Patreon Suggestion Week

For all of 2020, I have been doing a daily drawing. Sometimes complex, sometimes simple, these drawings have been had a mix of themes and have kept me on my toes all year. As I hit the half-way mark of my drawings for the year, I figured I’d take a moment to...
Doodling is Important

Doodling is Important

Doodling is important. It keeps your brain active, and an active brain keeps learning. But besides the science that I don’t quite remember, doodling is practice without fear. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t turn out well. It’s just a doodle. You can scrap it if you...
Want to Draw Better? Draw More Often.

Want to Draw Better? Draw More Often.

I’ve had countless people say to me, “I wish I could draw as good as you!” And as I’ve had more connection to younger artists by means of social media and conventions, I find my response has changed from a simple, “Thank you,” to a more useful, “You can!” The truth...
Audra’s Little Monster Menagerie

Audra’s Little Monster Menagerie

A collection of comrades to delight and heal. The Hooligans are thermoplastic sculptures that represent emotions and illnesses and depict them as monsters – not monsters that are frightening and overwhelming, but as monsters that are cute and manageable. Depression is...
Creating Doubt

Creating Doubt

I sculpted this Hooligan, “Doubt,” in June 2014. Unlike the previous Hooligans, which are about 1.5” tall, this one is about 3.6” tall. Mostly I wanted to use my big google eye, which made the larger scale necessary. Here is how Doubt was made: I make my Hooligans out...