Author's selfieI worked at the Yelm Timberland Library today, on the second floor of the Fay Fuller building. It happens to be the nearest library to home. That makes the commute time pretty short. I started my day working remotely and then came in shortly before the library opened for the day.


Cover art for Beginner's Guide to SketchingI’m planning to start focusing on sketching. I have many books that showcase sketches by various artists and books that provide instruction and guidance. I’m starting with Beginner’s Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures, and Concepts from 3dtotal Publishing. I could start anywhere, but I’m going to work on this one for the moment. I want to work through it and then I’ll choose another. Then another. I’ll keep working my way through the books and aim to practice each day. Even if it’s only a small drawing.

I go back and forth on sharing my sketches, but I don’t plan to share most of the practice work. In part because it’s based on work by other artists. It’s one thing to practice by trying to reproduce a picture, it’s another to share that practice work. Periodically, I will share original sketches.


Practice and study are important for artist efforts. I can’t do as much as I’d like right now because I’m studying for my MLIS degree. I’ll try to squeeze in whatever extra learning I can as time allows.