Happiness Is…

A good nap!  🙂

I felt like I spent the three-day weekend eating and napping.  We had cloudy weather at the lake so it forced me to slow down and read… which always ends in a nap!  Lol!

I also did some sketches of people in my art journals.  I got the idea from Cat Bennett to paste a person’s image on the left side of your journal and then draw the person on the right side.  I chose photos from magazines.

I first tried some pencil sketches:

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I am starting to see improvements in my sketches which I find this very exciting!

Next, I used a Pentel brush pen which really forced me to stay loose:

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I also did one from my imagination using blues and oranges in color pencils:

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These were all so fun!  I’m learning that happiness is….drawing people too!

Happy Napping and Drawing!  🙂

36 responses to “Happiness Is…

  1. amazing art! Captured facial details very nicely!

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  2. I love the smile capture of the boy especially. (K)

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  3. Jill, that is awesome! you are right…. happiness is drawing people! these are wonderful, and I totally love the gorgeous funky fun of that last one! cheers, Debi

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  4. Great job and your imaginative lady is so jilly!! 😝❤️

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  5. Really like the looseness of this work, especially the work you did with the brush pen. And yes…the gentle are of napping! Xo Johanna

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  6. These are wonderful sketches, and what a great idea to have the image next to the drawing. Sounds like a perfect weekend, the napping and the eating…and great art too..bonus! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Great idea, Jill. I love all your portraits and giggled at the end as I scrolled down viewing your post. Keep the giggles coming, I love your style.

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  8. Love these Jill, and I have to agree with Sharon, it was so appropo or however you say that to see your imaginative one at the end. Colors must just stream from your fingers and all ten toes! Love the brush pen faces in particular! I may have to snag one of those! 😀

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  9. Fun! They all look great. The top two likenesses are great!

    When I was studying people I would magazines too. Endless supply of models there! 🙂

    Reading always ends with a nap for me too.

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  10. These are great Jill and I love the guests you created for the doodlewash dinner party! 👍😀

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  11. I adore your art and your vivid imagination, its gorgeous and you are by sharpening those skills you will evolve. So fun that we can learn and grow by practicing what we love to do Jill.

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  12. Nice Jill! 😃🎨As you know I’m terrified of drawing people so this tip is a great one! Hehe And these are are so great! 😍As are naps… can’t discount that though! Lol

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  13. These sketches are wonderful, Jill! I love the idea of putting a photo on the left side of your journal and draw on the right side. I might give it a try!

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  14. This looks like fun! How long did each picture take?

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    • Thank you, Sophie! 😃 The sketches were done fairly quickly – especially the last ones with the brush pen. I have been practicing for several years and things have finally started to click for me. If you are new to drawing, keep practicing a little each day. 😊🎨💕

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      • I used to do art in school but it’s been years so I’m really out of practice! It’s quite frustrating to realise you’re not as good as you used to be 😛 But I’ll get there!

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      • I think that it’s a lot like riding a bicycle. You just have to hop on and you will remember how! Soon you will feel the wind blowing your hair.😊 I do believe you will get there and I hope you enjoy the journey. 😍💕🎨

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