Category Archives: color pencil

A Rosy Review

Continuing with my “R’s” in my Alphabet Journal yesterday, I decided to experiment drawing ROSES using the instruction from this RECENT book I purchased on Amazon:

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I really like how the author, Peggy Dean simplifies flowers and leaves into basic shapes such as how to draw this rose:

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I believe this book will give me some excellent ideas for future doodles like these roses I drew with an ink pen and colored with Prismacolor pencils:

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Happy Drawing!

Cheers! 🙂

Common “Redpoll” – 2

I haven’t drawn a bird for “Draw A Bird” day in awhile… so yesterday I decided to give it a try in my Alphabet Journal:

The letter “R” is for (Common) Redpoll:

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I sketched my bird in pencil, added Micron pen in brown and black ink, color pencils and white gel pen.  It was a good way to de-stress from my day! 😉

I painted this bird in a more whimsical style that you can find, here from 2016.

What a great little red hat this bird wears!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. I almost didn’t create a post for today because my hubby and I were busy moving his mother into a retirement home so she could receive more care.  But I needed time to unwind so this was my way to relax!  Phew! 😯

Some Strange Fish

I apologize but I was unable to create a new weird bird for today…

But I do have Some Strange Fish!

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Luckily, I drew these last weekend when I was feeling better.  Coloring them was relaxing with Tombow markers and color pencils – much like this school of fish I created in 2015 –  here.

Hope these imaginary fish give you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

The Ripple Effect

Life doesn’t always turn out as planned… Yet, I do believe how “I” react makes a BIG difference.

I created these patterns in color pencils on black paper with the thought of throwing rocks into water:

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And afterwards watching the ripples of my actions spread…

When life gives me lemons, do I spread joy or anger?!  The choice is mine.

Cheers!  🙂

Looking For Stars

Do you ever have days (or weeks) when you are looking for stars like this quote I found on the internet?

“When it rains, look for rainbows… when it’s dark, look for stars.”  – Unknown

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Perhaps those who need a burden or two lifted from their shoulders can SEE the pink STAR flower in this drawing…

May this drawing from my imagination bring you HOPE for tomorrow!

PEACE!  🙂

A Blue Shoe

I’m having so much fun painting shoes!  They are such a kick!  Lol!  🙂

This drawing was made by looking at my hubby’s old brown shoe to create my stencil.  Brown seemed too drab so I decided to paint it blue!  And I love Forrest Gump so the quote just seemed like a good match:

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I added the stitching with color pencil and a few lines to make the shoe look worn.

I thought you might also enjoy seeing these sketches in my art journal:

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I really like sketching in 2 colors as it adds more dimension.

Happy Drawing!  🙂

Faces and Bookmarks

I’ve been drawing faces of girls in my sketchbook lately as part of an assignment for the online class I’m taking from Carla Sonheim, “Y is for Yellow.”

I started with the hair first for these gaggle of girls:

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And I really surprised myself!  These look like REAL people!  LOL!  🙂

The next faces I drew started with the eyes first:

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I think all my drawing practice is starting to pay off!  I am starting to enjoy drawing people.

Remember the bookmark that I submitted to Uppercase Magazine at the end of January?

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Well, it didn’t get selected for the magazine but it is available for a free download if you subscribe to their free newsletter!  Here is the link if you want to sign up:

http://uppercasemagazine.com/

It is pretty cool to see my bookmark with all the other 300 bookmarks for the contest –  LOTS of creative people out there!

Happy Drawing and Reading!  🙂

And The Winner Is?

Thank you to ALL who shared your opinion yesterday I my bookmarks!  🙂

I currently have a tie for the vases and the wine and cheese.  So I’m posting them in color to let you choose your favorite once more:

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They both look like a party or celebration is about to begin…

I look forward to hearing what you think!

Cheers!  🙂

Pretty Pathetic

I wanted to try drawing something Christmasy so I chose this sweet figurine of a girl that was given to me by my aunt when I was a child.

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But try as I did, she turned out looking pretty pathetic!

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I wasn’t going to post it but then I thought, what the heck!  I wanted to show that art is all about practice really and not perfection.

And I knew you, my friends would be kind to me which I so appreciate!

If you only knew how many times I erased her face….ugh!  I guess some days I should stick to imaginary creatures. Lol!

Cheers!  😜

Green Apples

My 3 candle experiment today – playing with patterns and color:

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The colors remind me of GREEN or Granny Smith APPLES!

Delicious in an apple pie with a hint of cinnamon and a scoop of  Vanilla Bean ice cream!  Yum!

Have a HAPPY day!  😊🍏😊