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New Coloring Page – Harley Quinn! Stay Safe Only go out when Necessary (Don’t Spread, Color Instead)

Margot Robbie did such a good job portraying Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad that they brought her back for Birds of Prey. I saw the first movie but I haven’t seen the latter. I’m sure it’s available for pay-per-view, I just have to order it. From the reviews I’ve seen, Robbie does another great portrayal of the indomitable super villain.

Remember, I never throw out my old art. This is a print I made a few years ago when we first got a look at this talented actress as our favorite ex-psychiatrist gone bad. I remember that year at the cons, almost every Harley Quinn cos-player was dressed as Robbie’s portrayal: stockings, short shorts, heeled boots, a bat, and a red and blue baseball jacket. It was insane!

Even though Harley recently broke up with the Joker, this print was made during happier times when the two were still together. I used the same font for the name as the traditional Harley Quinn coloring page for continuity’s sake. Enjoy!

 

 

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New Video: How to Draw the Nose

Drawing the nose can be a difficult task. It can be too big or too small. Of course, there ARE people with larger and smaller noses but overall, when we draw a nose we want it to be in proportion to the rest of the face. This is a fail safe technique anyone can use to draw a perfect nose, every time!


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New Coloring Page – Colossus! (Don’t Spread, Color Instead)

This coloring page is brought to you courtesy of a fan in Indiana, Blair. He suggested that I draw Colossus. Excellent idea! The tricky part about drawing this character is that he has a larger body than a head (the exact opposite of chibi style). It was a real challenge but I think the end result is another fun coloring page. There are soooooo many different costumes for any one comic book character, I chose the traditional X-Men costume for Colossus. THANKS BLAIR for the idea!

Enjoy coloring and stay indoors and away from crowds.

Colossus Coloring page
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Look at Your Art Constructively, NOT Critically

We’ve all done it. We rip into our art and say it isn’t any good. Stop the insanity! Look at your art with an objective, constructive eye instead of a critical one. How? Use a rubric!
This video demonstrates how to use a rubric to diagnose where you need to improve and where you don’t to streamline your drawing practice so it’s more effective and efficient.

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Using a Rubric: How to Measure for Success

Have you ever created a drawing and then looked at it and thought to yourself, “This stinks!”? Well, needless to say, criticizing your art in a negative way is unproductive and not very helpful. We need something to help guide our art-making decisions but in a positive, productive way that helps us grow as an artist. Next time, don’t crumple your art and throw it away. Instead, look at your art through the lens of a rubric!

What is a Rubric?
A rubric is a scoring guide used to evaluate a performance, a product, or a project. We can use a rubric is an assessment tool to evaluate how well we drew our art.

A rubric generally has three parts:
1) performance criteria;
2) rating scale; and
3) indicators.

The rubric defines what is expected and what will be assessed. It indicates what to evaluate, after you draw, according to specific criteria. You can then use that assessment to determine what you need to work on in future drawings and what you have already mastered. If you scored a one in any of the criteria, you know where to focus your efforts for improvement. If you scored a three you know you don’t need to practice that particular skill. Whether you score low or high on a rubric, you still know EXACTLY what you need to do!

Check out the video and download the following rubric for drawing hands and let me know how it worked out for you! Leave a comment or send an e-mail, so I know if you like this content and want me to produce more.

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New Coloring Page – The Green Goblin! Stay Safe and Away from Crowds (Don’t Spread, Color Instead)

Okay, so we are all stuck in this together and we need to support each other to get through it. Since I released two different Spider-Mans, I thought I would release one of the few villains I’ve ever made into a print. I sold this one a long time ago when I was just starting out showing at comic conventions. I really liked the pose of the Goblin on the Goblin Glider. AND I made him holding an exploding pumpkin! This print was a lot of fun to make. I hope you have as much fun with it as I did drawing it.

Maybe for coloring you could make a triptych with the two different Spider-Men flanking the Green Goblin? I dunno, be creative!

Green Goblin Coloring page
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New Coloring Page – Black Widow! Stay Safe Indoors (Don’t Spread, Color Instead)

With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus we are all working to stop the spread. If you are stuck indoors like I am (although I’m not complaining) you may want something to pass the time. I’m releasing a more-than-usual schedule of coloring pages this month to help with potential boredom. I have so many different versions that I’ve drawn over the years its amazing to see the progress as I re-release these oldies but goodies.

 

I’m so happy to see Scarlett Johansson back as Black Widow. When her character died in Avengers: Endgame to get the Soul Stone I was pretty upset. I don’t see too many strong female characters in the movies.

I created this print of Black Widow way back when the Age of Ultron movie came out, about five years ago. I’m contemplating redrawing this print for the new Black Widow movie. Let me know what you think?

Black Widow Coloring page
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