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 . . .
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 . . .
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? . . .
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! . . .