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Kestrel Michaud


Classically-trained Fine Artist and Fabric Illustrator


  1. Figure Drawing: The Long and the Short of It

    Figure and portrait drawing, particularly from life, is not something I've done since college. However, I remember thoroughly enjoying my drawing classes back in school and decided to get into the habit once again at the beginning of the year. I was admittedly quite out of practice back in January. However, I've had a ton of fun, and by this point in the year, feel confident that I've gotten "back in the groove". …


  2. Tools and Challenges of Drawing Digitally

    Since the beginning of the year, I've been going to an open figure drawing session every Thursday and an open portrait drawing session every Saturday at the local art guild. By "open" I mean there is a live model but no instructor; everyone brings his/her own media and stakes a claim on a bench or easel for the day. It's very freestyle. …


  3. Fabric Art History

    Welcome to my blog! Working with fabric has always been something I do just for me, and as a result it has easily been pushed to the wayside by everything else in my life. However, I've recently had some revelations that have given me new inspiration to get back into doing what I love most. I hope this blog will be another outlet for me to talk about my work (which I could honestly do for hours). …