Make Way for Monarchs

March 13, 2014By PaulDrawing, Graphic design, News, Recent projects 1 Comment

  Color is pretty, but usability is even better. Even in this highly technological age of rich media, there is a place for the simplicity of pen and ink. I created this scratchboard-style illustration of a Monarch butterfly for the Make way for Monarchs campaign. There will be color versions in the future, but I … Read More

Drawing is Seeing

April 6, 2013By PaulDrawing, News, Teaching No Comments

I spent the last week of March in Prescott, Arizona, as artist in residence at Skyview, a unique charter school based on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. That means every student takes art and music. I call my workshop Drawing is Seeing. The title states my approach in simple terms. Drawing helps us observe things around … Read More

Plant Folklore broadside set resurrected

May 3, 2011By PaulDrawing, News, Posters No Comments

Singing Down Roots: Plant Folklore of the Sonoran Desertis a set of limited edition broadsides originally commissioned by the Arizona Humanities Council as part of a traveling exhibit on desert plants as characters in oral traditions of Southwestern Indian Tribes. Originally published in 1991, there are but a handful of these posters left.All are 22 … Read More

Back to Drawing 101: Beginner’s Mind

February 12, 2010By PaulDrawing 3 Comments

I WAS SITTING AT MY COMPUTER a few days ago, as the machine rendered out a 3d scene. I was on a deadline–I’d be up most of the coming night– but I just sat, did nothing, and watched it create a “painting” pixel by pixel. It was a large scene and would take about an hour to … Read More