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Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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Tulip Hat Lady (thanks to Laurie Cheung for the tulips!)


Daily Sketch: Cat Hug

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Thanks to children's book illustrator Alex Dukal for making so many of his PS brushes, textures and tools available to the community. Do check out Alex's fantastic blog, where he shares fascinating videos about his process as well as samples of his gorgeous art.


Daily Drawing #2: iPad Sketch I Did While Waiting For My Nexus Interview

I drew this using Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro app on the iPad. I used my finger to draw this instead of a stylus, just to see if I could. :-)


Daily Drawing: Monster In Flight

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Daily Drawing: Snow Flight (created on the iPad, step-by-step process on Pixel Shavings)

iPad Drawing:

If you're interested in step-by-step details about how I created this image using my iPad, please read my blog post on Pixel Shavings.