Here’s the update on the Black Eyed Susan drawing from a few days ago. It finished nicely into a print (it takes almost as long to get ready to print as it does to do the art!) and led to several more drawings of fruit in the same series. You can see all of them in the print shop.
I’m in the process of trying out print options and a new printer for nicer prints and paper. Stay tuned for that!
Also, since this is turning into an update on all the things type post – would anyone be interested in how-to videos or courses? I get lots of questions about technique and such and wonder if I should develop something like that – what do you think? Drop me line and let me know. I answer EVERY single email, so go ahead and send one.
This is the first sketch of an idea and it turned out the best. That seems to happen a lot for me. The sketch, even if it’s very rough, is often more interesting than a more refined version. Continue reading Magic Stuff, Silly Stuff, and Shiny Stuff!
My friend, a lovely neighbor and ikebana artist, was lamenting her drawing skills so I was all “Do the exercises in “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”* and then realized I haven’t done it myself in a long time. Since I’ve been feeling an urge to do something more free form and direct and after telling her that, I had to take my own advice! Continue reading Splashy Modified Contour Drawings
Here’s a small (5×7) colored pencil on smooth Bristol. I enjoyed working with the birds and ribbons theme and have finished four: Wren, chickadee, oriole and cardinal. Here they are at a glance and you can see the gallery here. Continue reading Colored Pencil: Birds, Eggs and Ribbons
I’ve been back at the drawing table and have some good things to show for it. This House Wren is Prismacolor colored pencils on smooth bristol.
It’s a combination of birds and a theme from years ago: ribbons. It’s monochromatic in browns and yellows with some black and white. It felt good to combine the two things and see what happened. Continue reading Wren – Colored Pencil