Monday, November 24, 2014

Progression of sketch leopards by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia

I, Gloria Poole, [RN, artist] residing in Missouri but born in state of GA USA, drew and painted this leopards sketch today 24 November 2014. I photographed each stage of the progression of it from the graphite drawing I drew onto bristol board I had painted a background on, to the finished sketch. I named this sketch "leopards in zoo habitat" and I realized by the time I was weary with it that I could have painted the rocks in the background better. So, if I repaint it into oils, or do-over this sketch I will improve on that. If you scroll down the page then back up, you wil follow the steps in this sketch from drawing>underpainting> adding-features> second underpainting> more>features>completed sketch. I usually do not photograph all stages of the progress when I create a sketch or oil painting. Sometimes I photograph the drawing and the finished sketch but not all the in-between steps. I did this today for a reason i.e. to prove that all the art I create, I actually create from the beginning. I use a variety of mediums, tools, brushes, pencils, pens, inks, paints. Copyrighted & I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all content this blog.
This is the completed sketch with the late afternoon sun of the golden hour.
This is where I decided to repaint one side of the front position leopard's face because I had painted in the spots too close.
This is where I painted the eyes .
This is where I painted in "hair".
This is where I painted in legs.
This is the second underpainting.
This was blocking in the shapes.
This was painting the basic forms. The black paint spattered horizontal bar is not part of the painting but is on my drawing board to hold the whatever in place. Also, the brown board showing at the top of some of sketches is another ddrawing board of mine that I often clip sketches too, to photograph.
This was painting in the noses and ears.
This was the first underpainting.
This is where I drew with graphite pencil No 555 onto the bristol board I had already painted twice to create the "golden hour" look.
This is my signature on my personal logo for this year and this location of Missouri.
This is my U S flag photo to show that I am a US citizen in the US. [Necessary because of past information that cyber-criminals distorted for their own purposes].

This is my photo of a Southern Baptist Christian cross necklace of mine. I have several cross necklaces and several cross decorations oon my walls, and I have painted crosses several times also.

Also, I post art I create to several other blogs, sometimes just for the sake of art and sometimes for a purpose of illustrating a point I am trying to convey with words. You can see more of my art I create by googling my name and sketches and or paintings; or by seeing links on the about me pages on blogs, on Google profiles, Microsoft profiles, Yahoo profiles.

24 Nov 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent], nor literary agent to represent me, and never did. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.

For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed" in year 2005 in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007], and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP tried to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches and walking boot after surgery to repair fractures and implant metal. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine. I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at, and also on my Picasa albums at

I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, brown-haired woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer/blogger/photographer/illustrator for words that WORK, and also for Tapestry of LIFE,and also for Life Media & Publishing in years 2004-2011; and a just-for-fun-photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .

Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my real, born with first name; and as Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse,gloriapoole-artist; gloriapoole.artist; artist-gloria; and other variations of my real, born with and legal name of Gloria Poole at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 24 Nov 2014 at 1:54pm.