[By Richard Sheppard in Cloverdale, California]  Over the past two weeks, massive wildfires have ripped through Sonoma and Napa Counties destroying entire communities. It began on a Sunday night just before midnight with high winds carrying the flames across miles of land in a matter of hours, igniting businesses and homes as inhabitants slept in […]

Turm der Skizzenbücher

[By Richard Sheppard in Cloverdale, California]  I admit it. I love art books. Drawing, watercolor, illustration, animation, and of course, sketching are some of my favorite subjects. This stack represents approximately 15% of my total art book collection, but even still, I feel my library is no where near complete. What are some of your […]

Grammy-Preisträger Paul McCandless und Charged Particles

(Von Richard Sheppard in Cloverdale, Kalifornien) Gestern Abend spielte der Grammy-Preisträger und weltbekannte Jazz-Superstar Paul McCandless mit dem Bay-Area Jazz Trio Charged Particles und heizte dem Jazz Club in Cloverdale, Kalifornien, ein. McCandless feierte kürzlich sein 45-jähriges Jubiläum mit der Jazz-Supergruppe Oregon. McCandless spielt Sopran-, Tenor- und Sopranino-Saxophon, Oboe, Englischhorn, [...]

Treffen Sie den Korrespondenten: Richard Sheppard > Sonoma County Weinland

“In the 1980s, I earned a B.A. in Studio Art at Arizona State University. After relocating to San Francisco, I studied illustration at the Academy of Art University, under Barbara Bradley, Barron Storey, and Howard Brodie. At the Academy, sketchbooks were required and it was there that I began plein air sketching. Sketching in public […]

Wie Sie Ihr eigenes Skizzenbuch erstellen

Guest Post by Richard Sheppard in Cloverdale, California After searching many years for the perfect sketchbook, I finally gave up on the commercial brands and decided to make my own. For weeks I stayed up all night tearing paper, threading needles, poking holes in mat boards, and utilizing all kinds of gadgets, until finally I […]