June 29, 2020
We’ve got a lot of fun new activities for you this week:
- Two eagle coloring pages
- A new drawing lesson on how to draw cartoon faces
- A demonstration of a “black light” eagle drawing
- A special watercolor project (Dark Nebula Bookmark)
- The story of Jonah from our DVD, God’s Runaway
- And Jim’s complete novel, Friendly Revenge
Scroll down. Check it out. Stay a while. And don’t forget to have fun!
This Week's Drawing Lessons
We’ve got two more new lessons this week.
In the first, Pat Knepley shows how to draw cartoon faces.
The second is a time-lapse demo by Jim Pence on how to draw an eagle in black light chalk.
So get out those art supplies (or art apps) and let’s have some fun.
Quick Draws: Drawing Cartoon Faces
Drawing cartoon faces is fun and easy. Pat Knepley shows you how to do this in this final excerpt from our Cartooning video series. All you need is a pencil and paper to complete this exercise.
And if you’d like to have the cartooning videos for your own, you can follow the buttons below to purchase the DVD or download. But hurry! On July 31st, this series goes back into the vault.
An Eagle in Flight
Since our blog theme this week is “How to Draw Eagles,” I decided to share a drawing I did several years ago of an eagle in flight. This is a time-lapse; the drawing took about 50 minutes to complete.
I’m drawing with invisible fluorescent (black light) chalk, but you can create a similar effect with regular pastels on dark blue or black paper. So get out those chalks and have some fun! If you don’t have chalks, use whatever you do have!
This Week's Bible Story
God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, but Jonah got on a boat headed for Tarshish–as far as he could go in the opposite direction! But Jonah found out it wasn’t so easy to escape from God. Here’s the story of Jonah, from our Art & Bible series, “God’s Runaway.” There are a lot of other videos and activities in “God’s Runaway.” If you’d like your own copy, you can go to the DVD or Download page by clicking the button below.
Downloadable Coloring Pages
This week’s blog theme is “How to Draw Eagles,” so we’ve added two new eagle drawings to color, both by the same artist: Nata Silina. One is a drawing of a bald eagle flying and the other is of a bald eagle diving for prey.
Special Art Lesson
In this week’s art project, Jim shows how to create a bookmark with watercolor. For this project, you will need some watercolor paper. Jim uses 140 lb Arches cold press, but any watercolor paper will work.
Friendly Revenge - a serial novel
All 12 Chapters of Friendly Revenge have been posted.
I hope you have enjoyed it. I’m going to leave it up through July,
but then it will go back into the vault
Scroll down to listen to Friendly Revenge.
My publisher, Mountainview Books has graciously granted me permission to read my middle-grade suspense/thriller novel to you during this time. I plan to read a chapter a week, so you’ll have to check back each week to hear the next part of the story. If you get hooked and just can’t wait, you can go to their website and buy the paperback or Kindle version:
Friendly Revenge, a middle-grade suspense novel by James Pence.
Published by Mountainview Books.
Read by the author.
The preacher’s kid just wants to fit in.
So when rebel Chad Tarpley sticks up for Palmer, the reluctant preacher’s kid is more than happy to call Chad a friend. His parents don’t approve, but they just don’t understand. Besides, Christians are supposed to love everyone, even kids who just got out of juvie and who live on the rough side of town like Chad. But is his new friend really who he seems?
When Palmer is accused of a serious crime, he reluctantly turns to Miss Perfection, Cassie Hurst to help clear his name. The stakes are high for both Palmer and his family, and soon innocent lives are on the line. There is only one way Palmer can make things right, and that could cost him everything.