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!