|Newsletter Issue #12, February 2011|
In this class you'll learn the basics of working in ink on scratchboard, a unique and forgiving surface. Contrast, tone, texture, composition, use of negative space, and of course, how to apply the ink and scratch with the knife will be discussed.
skills are helpful but not required. I'll provide a reference photo
of one of A Chance for Bliss’ boston terriers – a perfect subject for scratchboard work. Students will learn how to transfer
the photo to the scratchboard surface.
NOTE: This class is taught indoors at the Sanctuary where there are many dogs. If you're allergic to dogs, this is not the class for you.
Animal Drawings for Educational Signage
Prior to becoming a full-time artist, I worked for Foothill Associates, a consulting & planning firm in Rocklin, CA. In the latter half of last year, Foothill staff contacted me to see if I'd be interested in being part of the team working on an interpretive (educational) signage project for the Bureau of Land Management's Curtz Lake site in Alpine County, CA. I agreed and my task was to draw a variety of birds and mammals for three of the signs. I used ink and color pencil for the thirteen illustrations. The project is nearing completion and once the final signs have been approved, I'll be able to show them. For now, I'll share a couple of the completed illustrations. Click on any image for a larger version.
Stickers & Mini Business Cards
I have no idea what "MOO" stands for, but it's a creative printing company that I discovered last year. What I like about them is that it's possible to purchase a pack of business cards (or other items) where each card in the pack has a different image, instead of having to get a large quantity of exactly the same image. I print my own business cards which allows me to print up a sheet whenever I have a new image to share, but it's nice that MOO has these slick little mini business cards and small stickers.
If you're interested in a set of mini business cards or stickers with an assortment of your "AnnRan" favorites, please let me know and I'd be happy to provide a price quote and set those up for you.
And remember, you can always do your own customization of a variety of items featuring my art in my Zazzle shop. The most recent additions are iPhone and iPad cases. Add your own text and/or change the background color. I've just started adding those to the shop, so the selection isn't huge yet, but I'm always happy to create a new product with an image of your choosing - all you have to do is ask!
Random Fun Stuff - Yes, You CAN Ride a Steer
I guess there's a bit of a cow theme going on here . . .
More Projects in the Works - Details in Future Newsletters
FieldHaven Feline Rescue
Thank you for your interest in my work and your support!