Drawing giveaway!

You heard right. I’m planning on giving away a drawing each month to one lucky newsletter subscriber… and it could be you! The only requirement is that you’ve signed up to receive my newsletter. It’s free to sign up and you can unsubscribe at any time. I’m thinking the giveaway will be around the middle of each month, so you still have time to subscribe for the July drawing.

I’m thinking, since this is the first month of trying it out, I’ll pick a random subscriber around the middle of the month. Subscribe now and I’ll have more contest details sent out via newsletter soon.

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the lucky subscriber might win this drawing…or something else, who knows

Find me on YouTube

I’m on YouTube now. I have been for a long time, but I actually started a channel for uploading art videos, and uploaded a time-lapse video of drawing last week.

I’m working on my second upload now, which should be posted today, tomorrow, or the next day. I’m hoping to post about one video per week, sometimes older drawings, sometimes brand new things.

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regaining my ability to focus

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Most of February and some of March I was recovering from a bicycle accident at home. I did some digital drawing, but wasn’t too motivated to create anything except healed bones (a broken pelvis is quite excruciating!)

I drew this pill bottle using a graphics-tablet and Adobe Illustrator, my left hand pinky finger was broken and made drawing on paper difficult. The bottle was filled with heavy pain meds, which made it hard to think straight, but definitely helped manage the pain. I’m better now, and recovered just in time to be told to stay home due to the global pandemic 😕

Now I’m slowly getting back to drawing, some paper, some digital, and am looking forward to sharing more soon. Please check out and follow my other social media sites if you haven’t already:

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(I just joined Twitch, trying to figure that out – might try to start streaming there, and/or more IGTV or Facebook Live? let me know your thoughts)

John Otter’s drawing process

drawing: pencil outlines get inked, followed by colored pencil and then intricate ink details last. There are some times when I don’t sketch the idea out in pencil first, but lately I have. It takes a little longer, but it’s easier to see where one thing will go under or over another.

If you’d like to see this drawing complete, and others like it head over to my Instagram account: john.otter.art