Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Last pages in my first hand made sketchbook, I haven't had time to make another one, so I'll be using a store bought Global Arts Handbook Watercolor Journal tomorrow.
Sketchbook Skool has ended for now, but I'm still doing postit note faces, so I thought I'd share a page of faces I've done.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
I have loaded a new color (grey) in my fountain pen… I'm not particularly happy with this ink color, nor with the flow of the ink… funny because it is the same 'brand' of ink just a different color. I'll be loading the Chestnut Brown back into the pen as soon as this grey is used up. Did a little hand practice… it is obvious I need to do a lot more hand practice.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Got a box from Dick Blick today with colored pencils and some Pitt artist brush pen markers… not required for this class but I'm looking forward to using these in my sketch journals. I like the markers, they don't streak and do not bleed thru even on cartridge paper. I'm learning to use colored pencils and wanted to expand my color selections (so all these didn't come today) so added a few more greens and earth colors.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Someone on Facebook wanted suggestions of what to draw, my suggestion was draw your thumb…. such sound advise I decided to follow it myself.
I cheated I used a ruler and a pencil to divide up the page, then I used a micro marker to free hand the boxes. I love doing color charts and doing this one pointed out to me that I have 2 reds that are basically the same color… hum what to use instead… not sure just yet. I'll see which one uses up first and replace with another color then.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Our Sugar Maple tree is shedding leaves at an fast rate, and yet some leaves are still green. I love the yellow, orange and green of Fall maple leaves. Today was the first day of an online class with Australian artist Liz Steel. It's not too late to join the fun here http://www.sketchingnow.com Below are the first 2 pages of my homework for the class.