POSTED ON Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 15:31
I made this drawing a while back and rediscovered this week. I'm experimenting with this limited palette and basically making small drawings that will lead to larger drawings.
I'll be posting more images and thoughts for patrons only.
Horizontal blue and yellow fields and marks by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 17:23

I've been drawing these couples, duos, fraternal twins for a while now. There is something intriguing and comforting about their juxtoposition. I'm working on a whole series of twins to see where they go.

Join me on the journey. Look for more posts.

sketchbook experiments by Stella Untalan. Color backgrounds with lines
POSTED ON Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 20:24

Been spending lots of time in my sketchbooks these days. Back in a sketchbook groove. I couldn't help but draw on the cover of this one. I love drawing with white on black and black on white.

Drawing on the cover of my Strathmore Watercolor sketchbook
POSTED ON Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 20:05

My holiday gift of Inktense pencils is great for sketching and creating washes on the road in my sketchbooks. I love the way that I can get drawing marks into a background that includes a wash. 

These drawings are testing me — how I can make drawings across the rough finish of this watercolor paper. The pen jumps across the mogals and makes wonderful breaks in my lines. I'm embracing the surprise of these leaps and being as tenacious as I can to make the lines continue.

This drawing is a work in progress. I'm waiting to see what comes next.

work in progress drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Friday, March 29, 2013 - 21:48

2013-03-29 10.49.49

Working on sketches for the facade outside my studio.

Some measurements and rough ideas. I'm laying out ideas with some CAD tools and will have more about the project soon. I'm testing the pixelation of my drawingaday pieces to see if one works in the space. Maybe something like this.

POSTED ON Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 13:51

I guess that my #drawingaday project isn't enough. I'm planning a sketchbook project. Black and white. Ink only. I'm gonna buy a little sketchbook.

The question is:

Do I buy a sketchbook?

Or maybe I pick out several sheets and make a simple little book of my own construction.

It does seem like I should make the book.


POSTED ON Friday, June 8, 2012 - 01:17

The last page of the Moleskine


The last page of my last Moleskine. It's always a surprise when one is finished and I put it on a shelf with the others. A growing family containing my thoughts in words and drawings. So many pages with scribbles made during sips of coffee in the rain, sun, boiling heat and freezing cold.

POSTED ON Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 09:35

Gravity makes rhythm. Makes me want to go out and draw. This is sorta where my head goes when I make drawings. It's fun to see someone else see that place too.

Enjoy the video.

POSTED ON Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 06:11

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou

POSTED ON Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 17:26


Here's a shot at my new drawing space. I brought a new drawing board where I can mount papers and move the board around. It also has a smooth surface; that's very helpful.

I made small drawings and many sketches for new larger drawings I'm planning to do in the studio.