One question I get is how do you do it? First comes an idea, which is sometimes the hard part. I have lots of ideas, but they don't all turn into paintings. Next I set up a still life (or go outside to find something I'd like to draw) & take photographs. I often take 50 or more! There's that delete button, so it doesn't matter how many I take - and more photos mean more possibilities. I set this one up on a large white foam board. You can see the desk lamp in the back right of this photo. I wanted back lighting for long dramatic shadows. Then I take a look at them on my computer, in Picasa. http://picasa.google.com/ It's a free photo editing software download and it's really good. I fine tune the photo, resize & crop. One of the set up photos is above and here's the finished drawing.