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Weekly Thumbnails: Week 3 (Plus a tip!)

Hello Creative Friends!

I am here to share week 3 of my thumbnail sketches. But before I do that, I would like to share a quick tip!

Most of you know that I am using two different art apps to create my thumbnails.  It’s fun, relaxing, versatile, and saves me time at the easel. (For info on the two apps I am using click here and scroll down the post.)

Within the first few uses of these apps I decided I also needed to purchase an Apple Pencil to do my thumbnails justice. For me, sketching with a finger on my iPad felt akin to fingerpainting with about the same results! 😦

That led me to purchase a 1st generation pencil to use with my older iPad. It works great!

All too soon, however, I discovered a minor, but annoying issue….the pencil is round, not hexagonal like the 2nd generation pencil, and will roll off of whatever you put it on—not good for the sensitive electronic stuff inside.

What to do??? 

Wrangle the metal clip off of one of my Micron Pigma pens!

Voila! No more rolling pencil….

Now on to this week’s thumbnails!



I used thumbnail #17 in a recent painting I will be sharing soon. It was created from a free reference photo offered by Susan Jenkins on her YouTube channel….More about that in another post.

Till next time, friends, try doing some thumbnails!



Rhonda is an artist, violinist, mountain dulcimer player, composer/arranger, homeschool mom, and chicken/goat farmer. To purchase her fine art, visit

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