My New Tutorial Video: How to Draw a Dog! OK- time to try something new. I just uploaded a video of mine detailing how I drew my dog Paige.  Three hours of drawing boiled down to 12 minutes.  Topics include using appropriate reference material, how to shade fur and specific details on how to draw the eyes in a realistic way. Here

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 "It got worse by the minute.  It seemed like nothing could stop it."   I painted this image while listening to news reports of terrorism, wars, and general atrocities I can't mention here.  I couldn't help but think about the quote "Evil prevails when good people do nothing".  I considered how much strength and determination it takes to stand up and do

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Often when children can't verbally explain the problem they are having, I ask them to show me their work.  It is then, looking at their image, that I immediately understand what they were trying to say.  Visuals speak where words fail.  "Show, don't tell," is our mantra.  The same can be said for how children learn and internalize information. Integrating visuals

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Knights, dragons, queens and wizards... all the making of a great story.  The illustration Knight Time utilizes all of these details- and more- to inspire creative writing.  Visual writing prompts should be dynamic and intriguing, something clip art can not do. Using the three step process outlined below, all students can achieve success in their verbal communication skills as well as

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Science and art make a perfect marriage for illustrations, especially when you make narrative art.  My latest Story Starter writing prompt illustration, I was inspired by chaos theory. Chaos theory is fascinating- we see it every day in life, whether we know it or not.  My latest illustration, The Butterfly Effect, has symbols and meaning directly related to this theory. It

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This is part five of How to Use Narrative Art to Teach Elements of a Story. Part one discussed setting, and part two discussed conflict, part three discussed point of view, and part four discussed plot.  This part discusses characters. Analyzing narrative art teaches students how to observe and think critically about the world around them. Narrative art is art that tells

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