quick sketching techniques. I love the very first illustration on the first page - a variety of birds in various media. Beautiful. (I would post the drawing here, but I want to ask Kate's permission first).
Kate is a wonderful artist and teacher. I took an online class with her a year ago last fall and it was great fun. I hadn't taken an online class before and didn't really know what to expect. I made several online friends and learned so much about materials, techniques, and keeping a sketchbook. It was great! When Kate offered this new Mini-class, well I couldn't resist!
She gave us some photographs to work with to try out some of the techniques she demonstrated. I used a General's Woodless Graphite 9 pencil. It's quite soft, but makes lovely darks and smudges well for a range of tones. The top image is from a photograph she took of a beach in California and the bottom one is her cat, Ellis.