Amphibian Week

Amphibian Week

May 2-8th has officially been deemed Amphibian Week in the United States by proclamation of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in recognition of these species’ global decline and threats due to climate change, chytrid disease, and habitat destruction. You can find...
Oak Trees

Oak Trees

Learn All About Oak Trees and How to Sketch Them On the occasion of National Arbor Day, I’d like to share with you a workshop I taught on one of my favorite families of trees; the Oaks, which include many species besides oaks including chestnuts, beeches,...
Penguin Day

Penguin Day

Penguins are so lovable, they have THREE days of the year that celebrate them; Penguin Appreciation Day on January 20th, World Aquatic Animals Day on April 3rd, and World Penguin Day on April 25th! So, learn all about penguins and how to draw them below! LEARN TO...
Sketching a Flying Fox!

Sketching a Flying Fox!

Learn All About Bats and How to Sketch Them! In the 40-minute video below, I share fascinating facts about bats and then I demonstrate how to sketch one of the world’s largest bats; a Flying Fox of Southeast Asia. Before you start the video, gather some pencils,...
Gila Monsters

Gila Monsters

All About Gila Monsters and How to Sketch Them! The Gila Monster is named after the Gila River in New Mexico; one of the states in the southwestern deserts where this largest lizard of the United States lives. It grows up to 2 feet long and 4 pounds and can live over...
Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn Antelope

All About Pronghorns and How to Sketch Them! The American Pronghorn is an iconic species of North America, roaming the grassland, desert, and sage steppe habitats from south-central Canada to Baja, California. Although commonly called an ‘antelope’ it is...
Sketching Pikas

Sketching Pikas

All About Pikas and How to Sketch Them Pikas are endearing mammals that live high in the alpine zones of North America’s Rockies, Cascades, and Sierra Nevada mountains. They make their homes on talus slopes where large boulders form protective crevices that...
Sketching Butterflies

Sketching Butterflies

Learn All About Butterflies and How to Sketch Them If you’d enjoy learning all about butterfly biology and anatomy, I invite you to watch my 55-minute tutorial video below. I suggest you gather some graphite and colored pencils and then download the Butterfly...
Sketching Sharks!

Sketching Sharks!

How to Draw a Hammerhead Shark Sharks are often under-appreciated and sometimes reviled members of marine ecosystems but they play vital roles in their habitats as top predators. I feel honored to have seen a variety of shark species in my travels, and even swam with...
Tardigrade Tales

Tardigrade Tales

Learn About Tardigrades and How to Sketch Them Tardigrades, who are also known colloquially as water bears or moss piglets, are likely the coolest animal you may never have heard about. Below you’ll find a recording of a live workshop I taught in which I share...