About Me

Turtle drawing

I had a great time drawing this fella!

I love drawing! 

Hello everyone! I want to take a minute to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about this website.

I’m Tina and I love to sit and draw (or sketch as I have learned can be viewed as different from drawing). I also love to spend time with my family and pets, read (so many books, so little time), putter with my flowers, play piano and listen to music.

Enjoying Nature

Enjoying Nature

 

I enjoy a crackling fire, the quiet of nature at rest, and I listen for the whisper of God.

 

 

I am a practiced “beginner” of Drawing

I’ve doodled for as long as I can remember. A little over a year ago I decided to buy a “How to Draw” book and learn how to draw. I have to confess that I have sketched during church, at long school functions in between watching my kids, at large gatherings (I’m a wall flower!) and many more. To me, drawing is one of those fun and calming outlets.

 

What tools do I need?
Basic tools

Basic tools

I have a simple sketch book, some mechanical pencils, and an eraser that stay with me just about everywhere I go.

Now I also have quite an assortment of other sketch tools (other cool lead pencils, colored pencils, blenders, different textures of paper…).

I have an abundance of pictures of “things to sketch” that I store on a memory card on my electronic reader, which also goes everywhere with me. I’m always snapping pictures of things I want to sketch sometime in the future.

Why should I Draw?

For FUN! I’ll never draw my way into earning a living. That doesn’t matter. It’s fun. I give my drawings to friends and family, or I just keep adding to my pile of filled sketch books. I may try to sell some at a craft fair some day, we’ll see.

What’s next?

I want to help you enjoy drawing as much as I do. I’d like to help you gather some resources to take you into the fun of textures and shading and drawing things you never imagined you could draw. Take a look at some of my drawings.

Enjoy the adventure. If you have questions or just want to share something with me, leave me a message. I’d love to see your sketches!

Tina

Tina

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11 Comments

  1. Guy

    I like your turtle. Is it just pencil drawing or you finished it with ink…

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    1. Tina DeYoung

      The turtle is all pencil drawing. I have not used ink to draw yet.

      Tina

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  2. Joana

    Vow! This is cool. You say that you only ‘a beginner’ but your drawings are amazing. I like ‘the human eye’ and ‘a piano keyboard’…:) Keep it up! My sister sketches, but interestingly enough she is doing that as ‘a pacifying behaviour’, meaning to calm herself down. Good luck in your further adventures of drawing!

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    1. Tina DeYoung

      I can totally see where she could use sketching to calm down. It is a great stress relief! Thank you for visiting. I’ll be adding more sketches so stop by again.

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  3. Mike

    What a fun site! I really admire people who have the ability to draw. That is not in my skill set; I can’t even draw an X. Nice job!

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    1. Tina DeYoung

      Now, what kind of an advocate of drawing would I be if I didn’t point you in the right direction for learning how to draw more than an “X”? Take a look at my review of the book “You Can Draw in 30 Days” by Mark Kistler. I bet you can draw if you want to! Let me know if you decide to give it a try, I’d love to see your progress!

      Tina

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  4. Dawn

    Hi Tina:) Awesome turtle! Love your site. I enjoy drawing, too. I have never had formal lessons but my Dad did and I often turned to him for advice. His favourite saying was ‘draw what you see’…sometimes easier said than done lol. Have you ever watched any of Bob Ross’s “The Joy of Painting”? Amazing artist! Keep up the great work.
    Cheers 🙂
    Dawn

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    1. Tina DeYoung

      Dawn, that is a great saying to live by! Yes, I love watching Bob Ross. I just got his show up on Netflix so I can watch them over and over. I learn a lot from him and his “happy trees”.

      Thanks for coming by! Stop in again.

      Tina

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      1. Tony Burse

        Thanks for sharing.

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  5. meherbani

    Hi Tina!! Well you are my inspiration now 🙂
    I am 57 and I’m just beginning to sketch. I never realized just how relaxing it is!! Thanks for this website and I’ll be sure to come back and spend more time with it. Cheers!!

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    1. Tina DeYoung

      You are so sweet. Thank you for the compliment. You just made my day by telling me how you enjoy relaxing with sketching too! I’d love to see some of your sketches!

      Reply

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