Author Archives: Sherry Meidell

About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Gratefulness

Here are some things that I’m grateful for this year:  I’m grateful for two year olds that say, “I love Uncle Luke. 40 minutes til Luke’s house.” I’m grateful for mother-in-laws that need to putter, puttering with a card for … Continue reading

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Live Model vs Photographs

Part of every artists training and continued training should be painting and sketching from the live model. The experience involves seeing things with your eyes that the camera does not see. The model asked me why do you paint from … Continue reading

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Out of the Head Onto the Page

Sketching from life trains your mind and adds to your sketching from imagination. The sketching arm goes into muscle memory. Sometimes it’s like magic and the image appears from the end of your pen or pencil. You can take those … Continue reading

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The First Brushstroke

It is important to know where you are going, before you put down that first brushstroke. You can do that by value studies and color studies. You can also do that by looking at your painting and rehearsing where that … Continue reading

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October Day 31

Thanks for joining me this month for Eating Crayons.. I hope you enjoyed reading them, as much as I enjoyed creating them. So the month has come to an end. When I started drawing these comics, I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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October Day 30

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October Day 29

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October Day 28

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October Day 27

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October Day 26

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