February 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw

Welcome to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s February 2021 Drink & Draw. We always enjoy sharing Valentines Day with all of you, and even though we cannot be together in person, we can still remember our loved ones in a special and unique way. This February, we will focus on drawing a portrait of a service member in uniform using colored pencils and you can take your learned skills and create a handmade Valentine for someone you love.

No experience is necessary. Gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. Feel free to reference some of the provided drawing guides below.

This event is free of charge and open to anyone who registers. We will send you a link to join the event after you register.


  • Basic Sketching Pencils, or a HB Pencil, whatever is avaialble
  • Paper, either sketching or printer paper will work fine as well
  • Colored Pencils- any brand. The instructor prefers Prismacolor Premier Pencils (see photo below) including the Colorless Blender. These pencils are available online and at most Target stores and at arts and crafts stores.
  • Eraser

Drawing by Yvette M. Pino. The artist drew this image of a fellow service member while completing Basic Training for the US ARMY in 2002.




Drawing on left by Army Veteran Harold F. Schmitz. Reference from March 2020 Drink & Draw


Robert Wallace, Wisconsin WWII Army Veteran

For more on Mr. Wallace’s story see WVM his oral history here: https://wisvetsmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Wallace-Robert-_OH390.pdf

Photo by M.P. King Wisconsin State Journal. 2011 Story about Robert Wallace found here: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/robert-wallace-one-of-the-nations-last-buffalo-soldiers-dies-at-91/article_3ce0d62e-59c4-11e1-bcf8-001871e3ce6c.html



Drawing By Yvette M. Pino