Category Archives: How to

FAQs: Line First or Paint First?

Line first or color? Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2018 : Hello 2019

Wrapping up 2018 : Hello 2019. Looking back at last year and announcing more exciting projects and workshops for the new year. Cheers! Continue reading

Posted in california, challenge, Everyday Sketches, Figure Drawing, How to, Miscellaneous, people, san franciso, san jose, Silicon Valley, studies, teaching, Vintage Signs, watercolor, Workshop | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

(More) Accordion Fold Samplers

Making accordion fold sampler books Continue reading

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Art for a Cause: California Fires, Winter 2018

Art for a Cause: California Fires, Winter 2018. Donate to the California Wildfires and we’ll send you a piece of original art! Continue reading

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How to sketch in 5 minutes

Have I mentioned I love sketching people? People are walking, breathing, texting stories, and I love drawing them. The trouble is you never know when they will get up and go.  So this is how I work when I don’t … Continue reading

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MacPherson’s 2018 workshop in Vegas

In Las Vegas, playing with paper (and supplies). Continue reading

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Stretching outside my comfort zone

At In-N-Out Burger. Comparing line and no line in the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge. Continue reading

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