What a great 1st meeting! There were so many tips and tools shared accompanied by oohs and ahhs. Who knew there were so many different types of erasers and it was helpful to have reviews of books that offer artist insight. Denise showed us an enlarging globe that will prove beneficial when trying to see very fine details and Les shared a laminated PrismaColor wheel.
You can find the Prismacolor wheel here.
Les's book recommendation for animal portraits, Realistic Animal Portraits by Anne Flood
Beth's book recommendation: Alan Woollett, Bird Art (not only for the art but excellent for how he plans and carries out his drawing process)