Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fig. Study - Woman - grey

Still working on the figure. Of course, one could never practice drawing the figure too much!
Maybe when I get braver I will include the faces! ; >

Fig. Study - Woman

Working some more on my figures today. Need so much practice! These were done with water soluble graphite pencils in my hand made journal (with wc paper).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Just for the Shell of it

Still working in my hand made journal with the ocean theme. These are two shells that have been lying on my counter. I think I want to add more to the page . . . Done with WC pencils and Pitt ink pen.

Next, I just can't get enough of these jelly fish! They truly are amazing creatures. These too were done with the WC pencils but I used the brush to gather color off the tips for a lot of the washes of the jellies themselves.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Art Journal Class

Hello again,

Thought I had better make some progress in my home-made artist journal. Only one week remaining of the class. There has been a great deal to think about. Kate Johnson, the teacher, has given us so many examples of journal pages, possible layouts and more. My entries here are fairly mundane but I enjoy the ocean and its creatures so much, that I thought I might fill this homemade journal with ocean pictures.

Both pages were done with Cretacolor watercolor pencils. The top one, with the friendly looking orca and dolphin, was then washed with with water. The bottom drawing was left alone. One thing that I have learned is that I can't seem to write in a straight line!

Looking forward to more journal pages. And braver designs!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Artist Journal

I have been wanting to create my own journal for quite some time. . . but have not had the confidence to do so. This week is the first week of Kate Johnson's Artist's Journal class and to celebrate, and do to the inspiration I have received from other students, I created my first journal. I used two full sheets of regular "cold press" watercolor paper, folding and cut to size, creating two signatures. I then sewed the signatures. The cover was made with some recycled card stock covered in leather scraps that I found at a recent Mountain Man Rendezvous. The inside covers are made from a recycled gift bag that had a pretty print. And I finished it off with a small sand dollar just because. Now it's already to go. What should I put in it now?

Seeing things

Well, as you know, I have not been posting regularly... mostly because I have not been drawing and painting regularly!! Shame on me for ignoring something that I love to do and that brings me such happiness.

One thing, of MANY, that I need to work on is drawing the human form. And for personal reasons, I decided to draw an eye. That's why it looks like I am staring at you! Done in a sketch book with regular #2 pencils.

Monday, February 9, 2009