As promised for the contest/giveaway the winning colors are announced in this post: . . .
It is a contest and a give-away! If you can guess the same two colors that I used to complete this sketch, you have a chance to win! . . .
Recently I read an article about how to boost creativity. The idea resonated with me because I certainly require a certain amount of quiet every day. . . .
Under the hair is a new wireless sport headset. It wraps around your neck and fits snug in your ear and provides noise reduction at the same time. . . .
The spirograph has inspired me and I am hoping to use this tool in future drawings. The secret to keeping the spirograph stable while you make the design is not in the putty they give you in the deluxe set. . . .
Drawing is enhanced with music. But radio is just as awful as television. I stream music to avoid the talking, the media and the commercials. . . .
Self portrait preliminary sketch done with a dark grey ink. This drawing is the first scan of more to come; a work in progress. The lady in the mirror is unfamiliar. I've been doing a lot of growing and changing, but I didn't think I would ever find my reflection to be new. . . .
This self portrait is a work in progress. Yesterday I hated it, and I wanted to blot it out of the sketchbook. But with a little additional massaging today it is coming along. . . .
Piano and a Microphone was the name of the concert and he performed each song on the piano. It was serendipity that I attended Prince’s last concert before he passed on to the next life. . . .
Atlanta impressed me even before I moved. The customer service is outstanding or maybe it is just in comparison to Detroit where there is high chance you will find those in service jobs with an angry disposition. Either that or with a depressed outlook. . . .
Graphite drawings are basically in my past. But for those of you that prefer this tool, here are 11 graphite drawing tips: . . .
The new scanner arrived and was a breeze to figure out. I have new drawings that I am still tweaking, and then I remembered this one that I finished, but couldn't scan in its entirety because of scanning difficulties. . . .
My dear friend welcomed me to Atlanta announcing that I am a new Georgia peach! It’s true; everything is new. New zip code New phone number New state New driver’s license New weather New scanner! New blog New ideas New inspiration It’s been a whirlwind and I’m glad of it. I desperately needed a change; I’ve been ready to leave Michigan for many years. Change is exciting. This is a sneak preview of a drawing that I started working on last summer. I wasn’t sure what the peach pits represented at the time, but lo and behold the meaning is now clear! What a difference a year makes! Inspiration came from a sketchbook that I received as a gift. A year after the fire I didn’t feel much for drawing even though all . . .
This may be a do-over. It is a rough draft that might inspire me to repeat it. Plus orange is one of my favorite colors. I have been drawing a little at lunch and after work, but it is harder than I thought to get in that zone. I have a few ideas that keep calling me. What is your favorite color? . . .
Initially I chose Bombay Sapphire because of the bottle and it turned out to be a very good choice. . . .
This is a portrait of my Uncle William. I like it as a drawing, but as a portrait of him, it gets a C+. . . .
Ink and water soluble crayon sketchbook drawing of a woman wearing a wavy locked style in tans and browns. . . .
Well I've been daydreaming about having a successful blog, working with no commute and being portable enough to work from anywhere. Of traveling to famous places and drawing on site, having several streams of income, of a tree house with a bedroom and a skylight. What is your daydream? . . .
This sketch is an ink, watercolor, water soluble crayon and colored pencil piece that started out really bad. But on the advice of an artist I really admire, I kept "massaging" it. Tommy Kane is my artist crush. I hope to be like him when I grow up. . . .
This sketchbook drawing is both old and new. It is created with ink and colored pencil. You can't see time passing in my sketchbook if each page is years after the next. So I will make it a point to do each page in order from here forward. Sequence. This is what I initially observed and notated on 4-4-09. The truth is, if years pass between one page and the next page, time passing is easy to see. It was probably frustration with the lack of entries that made me want to address this issue. Trying to force myself to go in sequence is not good. Six years later I disagree with myself. I am going to tackle my sketchbooks in any order I so desire. Doing the last page first would probably be good therapy. The solution is to do . . .
Getting the blog launched was quite a process. I thought it would be easier than launching a website. Wrong! . . .
For the last few months I’ve been inspired. A blog to document expressions of many passions has been on my mind for too long. This drawing is a recent self-portrait done on 5-30-15. I intend to post drawings, sketches, paintings, art supplies I love or even handmade items during the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but I do not promise to post each day. We will see. Thank you for visiting! . . .