The professor could be a drip sometimes…
So Maryann would come to his rescue!
OK, not really but the title sounded FUN! Remember Gilligan’s Island? If you lived in the United States the 1960’s and ’70’s… (I’m probably dating myself here a little…) 😮 Lol!
I created these paintings with watercolor paint drips and added shading and details with color pencils.
My hubby has the theme song memorized for Gilligan’s Island…Lol! Do you think he watched this show wayyyy too much?
Cheers and HAPPY memories! 🙂
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged creative ideas, daily art, drawing, faces, Gilligan's Island, humor, the 100 day project, watercolor, watercolor drips
I have a confession to make…
I’ve always wanted to be able to draw pretty faces ever since I was a young girl… BUT my faces always looked much like this drawing (eyes closed):
Until recently, drawing a face (or two or three!) EVERY DAY has really improved my drawing skills! PRACTICE really does makes a difference!
PLUS, learning from other artists in books, YouTube videos, online classes… thank goodness there are SOOOO many great ways to learn to draw (faces) today!
I drew this face with pencil last week and I hope to paint it with watercolor:
She is my first face that I’ve drawn that I have REALLY
liked loved!! I am a little scared to paint in watercolor as I don’t want to mess her up. I think I will scan my drawing first so I have a future reference. 🙂
My second face, I also created with pencil and used an Elegant Writer pen (with water) to create the black lines:
She reminds me of a flower, opening its petals to reveal its inner beauty – much like I hope my art does with continuous practice!
I know I have SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN but I feel like I’m starting to create some pretty faces…
Do you have a subject that YOU would like to learn how to draw better?! I hope you give it a try!! (And I’d love if you shared it with me!)
Posted in Art, Drawing, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, art journal, art practice, creative play, drawing, faces, inspiration, learning, Learning to draw, pencil sketch, pretty faces, sketchbook
Toucan Dan can balance a
can bowl with a fish while spinning a dish…
And riding a squishy “Ish”!
May your balancing act (life) be full of happy surprises…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged can do attitude, creative ideas, fun, happy, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, mixed media, paper collage, playful, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
There once was an owl from Spangle
Who could dance the midnight tangle,
He could dip and sway
Other birds did say –
From a branch at any angle.
Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!
Posted in Drawing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Owls, poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged color pencils, creative, creative play, drawing, fun, happy, imagination, limerick, owl, paper collage, poetry, smile, Whimsical Art
Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself with creating faces from pieces of collage paper in my sketchbook. I used scrap pieces of my gelli-printed paper, text from old books such as a dictionary, scrapbook paper, sheet music and a postage stamp! 🙂
Here is my beginning:
And my finished piece:
I was having so much fun I had to add a couple more faces! Do you have a favorite?
Perhaps I will inspire you to give it a try! Happy Monday!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, creative, creative ideas, daily practice, drawing, drawing faces, Expressions, fun, gelli-printed paper, imagination, mixed media art, paper scraps, sketchbook, whimsical
There is nothing crabby about this Crabapple tree! It blooms the most gorgeous colors every Spring!
I decided to try painting some of the blossoms in watercolor… yet was only able to get a sketch done today.
I’m going to try painting this one looser… hope you check back in next week to see how I do!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers – furry or human!
Posted in Drawing, Flowers, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged Colorful, Crabapple tree, drawing, flowers, inspiration, love flowers, Mother's Day, nature, nature photography, sketchbook
In continuation of yesterday’s post, I discovered an exciting new way to complete my third collaged background from the fantastic, Australian artist, Toni Burt. I discovered her YouTube videos and online classes from a friend on Instagram.
I started with the same background in my sketchbook but added some white and blue acrylic paint to mute it. As you can see below:
After my paint dried, I covered my page with clear gesso to give it some “tooth” so I could draw my face on top.
I then went though the steps I learned in Toni’s class, “Flowers In Her Hair,” to create this beauty:
I hope you check out Toni’s classes at ToniBurt.com.au – I found the cost of her classes to be very reasonable for the amount of material she covers.
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paint, art journal, creative ideas, drawing faces, flowers, graphite, inspiration, Learning to draw, mixed media art, online art classes, paper collage, roses, soft pastels
Creating a face every day on Instagram can be challenging for the 100-day project that I started April 4th. Yet, probably not in the manner you think! 😉
Let’s face it… I cannot draw a face with the SAME materials every day. I need variety!
I have created faces with collage papers but not on a collaged background. So this began my recent challenge for myself.
I started by randomly gluing pieces of papers in my sketchbook with a glue stick. I chose papers without a lot of pattern and light in color so my pencil sketch would show up.
Here is my collaged background and my completed pencil sketch of my first experiment:
I tried to select papers in colors that went well together but not spend too much time on it. In other words, I didn’t over think it!
My second one, I added color pencils to my pencil sketch:
Tomorrow, I will show you how I created my third collaged piece a little differently.
These were super fun to do! I hope you give it a try!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, Art, art challenge, creative ideas, drawing faces, experiment, faces, inspiration, Learning to draw, paper collage, personal challenge
I recently started a new doodle and here is my progress:
Yesterday, I got a little more done on it:
One of my favorite art quotes by Albert Einstein is:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged creative play, drawing, faces, fun, imagination, ink, meditative, patterns, quotes, whimsical, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
Since my last post, we have had many changes in weather. It inspired me to draw some of Mother Nature’s moods:
I hope it gives you a smile today!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, drawing, drawing faces, fun, graphite, humor, inspiration, Learning to draw, sketchbook, weather