Monday, April 30, 2012

OHHH My gosh this was fun. I did the picture first using gesso and waiting for it to dry was SO tedious.   Then watercolor paints, then a mechanical pencil for shadows, then buff the whole thing with a damp piece of T shirt. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Project 2
I just joined a new class ... so will be doing some crazy flowers as soon as my registration becomes active!

Project 1 - overlapping flowers with pencil and markers then watercolored in.

Project 2  Imaginary pencil with colored pencil overlapping -- then shaded with graphite #2 pencil, then details added with fine point sharpie marker
( photo came out awfully blurry)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Big Time Rush

I needed a card for a young man who is battling cancer ... and he loves Big Time Rush. I googled it to find out it is a music group ... and here is my drawing of the group made into a card.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open Studio

I really enjoy Wednesday mornings when the third floor art studio in old Melbourne has Open Studio.

Today's drawings include both the model and 1 of the artists as he was working. So I really got my money's worth!

I have been honored!

You can find MY envelope on Mark Hill's blog today ... I was so astounded when I sat down with my coffee to see what he had been up to and found MY envelope on his blog!

Go see!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Drawing at the DMV

If I were still teaching creative writing, I might give these characters to my students to create a story.   A trip to the local DMV plus my dark sunglasses gave me quite a sketching opportunity. Nobody realized I was staring at them, and for all they knew I was busily creating shopping lists in my little notepad.

Ms. Frendle.  Explaining for the 4th time that you can't have the
same car licensed in both Florida and Tennessee;
honestly, I would get grouchy too!
MaryAnne - at least that is what I could call her.
Very put together, focused, and eager to get on with her busy day.

CarrieLou - tousled and hassled;
clearly this was not her idea of fun!

Betty - This gal kept giggling to her
not-too-amused boyfriend.
Cedrick - wearing the gold chain from the girlfriend,
and trying hard to follow her quick topic changes  and moods.

Sparky - used to getting things done and
definitely not used to waiting

Ms. Penelope - hard working DMV'er,
can't quite get accustomed to the
crowds demanding her attention
Sheila - hair tucked into a cap and
wishing she were on a beach right now.

Bitsy and Grandpa - she is dreaming of getting her
license soon; he is dreading the day he
loses his.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Envy the Envy

Mark B Hill creates an envelope every day and shares it on his blog - he doesn't know it, but we have coffee together most mornings! Anyway, I was lucky enough to receive one of his enviable envies ( see link)  in the mail today and created this envy to thank him.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Multiplying like rabbits!

I think this is my favorite

Colored pencil

I have been drawing bunnies for on Easter cards.
Gel pen
     This guy looks kind of like a guinea pig with big ears