Everybody else was watching the ball game, but I was fascinated by the reflection of the TV in the window. This is an ink, oil pastel, and colored pencil sketchbook drawing. Even though the sketchbook is long gone, I am so grateful to still have a scan of this drawing . At the art supply store last night, I promised myself if I finish one from cover to cover, I would indulge myself with a new one (even though I have quite a few already). Or should I fill two sketchbooks before I get a new one? . . .
This vintage colored pencil painting I intended to become a series of fruit on shirts but it never happened. The hours it took me to finish each piece killed . . .
Bottles are a favorite to draw. Anything with a reflection might fascinate me. This is an ink and watercolor sketchbook drawing inspired by Danny Gregory's book Creative License. . . .
This is an example of an ink drawing that has two versions. . . .
This drawing is a graphite piece that I entered in a college contest and lost. Back in 1988 when this drawing was done, I was into fashion. Now I'm into comfort. Everything about me was different then and some of it shows in this drawing. Drawing with graphite doesn't appeal to me anymore. The woman in this drawing is not an image of beauty; she is malnourished. She needs to eat a sandwich. Ad photos from the sale inserts in the paper don't inspire me to draw. There are things that haven't changed too. I still LOVE umbrellas. Do you still have anything that you had 28 years ago? What is it and why do you keep it? . . .
This is the first blue butterfly colored pencil sketchbook drawing that caused me to make the second one. It happened in my sketchbook with no planning and I liked it so much, I wanted to keep this one and sell another one. Funny how whenever this happens, the two drawings are always a little different. Usually for the new year I resolve not to make any resolutions. For 2016 there are some things I would like to focus on: Filling sketchbooks from cover to cover- in no particular sequence :-) Opening an Etsy store Making the same drawings more than once Making more artist friends What are some of your new year resolutions? . . .
This painting was done a couple of lifetimes ago (2001) and is an example of slow and tedious colored pencil work. You will learn a key . . .
Throwback Thursday is a good idea. I'm going to run with it on the blog. This is a drawing from a sketchbook I no longer have, so I am elated that I still have this scan. It is an ink, watercolor, and water soluble crayon piece that was inspired by a couple of "helicopters" I found. Funny how dictionaries are also from the past. I used to enjoy copying definitions into my sketches from a paper dictionary. Now I don't even own one. Going to find one before all the real books are destroyed. Do any of you still have a real dictionary? . . .