Day 7 – Fairy house sketch

7/100 I drew a bunch of fairy houses last night and came up with this one! It’s a work-in-progress – I’m trying to decide how I want to color it, with which medium. My default is to say watercolor, but maybe I should try something else, like acrylic. Any suggestions?? I’ll be transferring the image to another substrate.

Day 6 – Fox sketches

I drew 4 pages of foxes last night to start out my new #plumchester sketchbook, trying to come up with a character I want to use. I have a lot more work ahead of me! I did two pages of drawing from reference images on Google just to get a feel for foxes, then two pages of artist studies (not shown) – 23 foxes in total! And I’m not sure I’ve cracked the code on these yet… I didn’t like most of the ones I drew haha! More tonight. I’m not giving up!

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Day 5 – Acorn fairy house

5/100 I know I said I was doing a jar/bottle theme, but I have some more fairy houses I wanted to draw! I almost didn’t get this one in last night, so I chose a very small canvas to work with! It’s ATC (Artist Trading Card) size, so about the size of a business card or credit card.

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Day 4 – Stars in a jar

4/100 I’m sticking with my theme of markers and things in jars! I may do another version of this on an ATC later… This was my first time using colored pencils along with Copics. I’m not sure it was quite the look I was going for, but I’m going to try again. I’m really liking the Chameleon colored pencils.

Day 3 – Mother and daughter goldfish

I really loved the Artsnacks box for April! All the supplies were fantastic. I had no idea what to make with the colors, then it came to me! Also, I was super impressed that with all my layering with the markers, it didn’t bleed in my Illo sketchbook.

This one is dedicated to my mom. I’ve been missing her lots, especially during this pandemic. We are 1400 miles apart. So, I made a mommy and daughter goldfish! 👉 Swipe to see detail and the preliminary sketches I did to create these characters (the celestial eye goldfish cracks me up!!)

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Day 2 – Drawing the dog

2/100 I was planning on doing another marker piece last night, but I found these Faber-Castell oil pencils in my art supplies. They must have come from a sketching set at one point and I don’t think I’ve ever used them. I looked them up and apparently they’re often used for figure drawing, so I thought I would draw my pup! He was laying on the couch when I did them, but in the afternoon sunlight in these pictures it looks like he’s basking in the sun!

It was such an enjoyable experience using these soft pencils, though I had to sharpen a few times (which I like doing since I hand sharpen with a knife and it’s cathartic). So far I’m liking this exploring! Art is becoming more relaxing than ever as I just let myself play.

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Washington Brewers Festival

It’s been a while, but I’m drawing again, trying to practice people. These were from the Washington Brewers Festival, sketched with a fountain pen. Some interesting music choices were made, and hilarious dancing was the result.

I did cheat and I drew these from pictures instead of drawing in person, but I’m working up my courage to draw in public. I’ve done it a few times, and I just feel so weird about it, and I’m pretty sure people probably think I’m just a creeper sometimes.

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