10/100 Yesterday was a sad day for me and my family. I didn’t feel much like creating. I chose primary colors, something basic. So I just did a quick blind contour of a lamp, which seemed appropriate because a lovely light left our lives. My mom’s dog also ended up breaking a lamp yesterday. I hope you’re all safe and well.
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.Continue reading
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!!)
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.
I was trying for something in this one that didn’t really work with the low quality watercolor I was using and the water brush.
This was one of the more recent ones I liked. Quick sketch with a fountain pen and travel watercolor set.
I haven’t been drawing for a while – I’ve been writing more often. Most of these aren’t great at all, but they enabled me to at least get some drawing in, even though I was “catching up”, which isn’t exactly a drawing a day. But I’m trying not to give up!
Prismacolor pencil on black paper.
Poppies with PanPastel.