Sometimes I create drawing challenges for myself to make it more fun…
I created these faces by not filling in all the features with a Micron ink pen:
Next, I copied my original drawing and completed the faces on copy paper. I created a couple of animals too!
I couldn’t stop at just one sketch, kind of like eating popcorn while watching a movie! Who can eat just one bowl! 😉
Just featured was very entertaining. I hope you give it a try with your own drawings.
And if you are unhappy with a drawing, you can just cut it out of the picture!
It is a super fun way to develop a character or perhaps tell a story.
Who will you create?
Posted in art challenge, Drawing, Faces, Humor, imagination, ink, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged animals, art challenge, creative play, drawing, drawing faces, faces, features, funny, humor, imagination, ink, whimsical
Thank you for your good wishes for my recent surgery. I so appreciate it! 🙂
I have been drawing Cactus and flowers in my sketchbook since my last post and coloring them with different markers such as Tombow, Copic and Artist’s Loft (an inexpensive brand from Michael’s Store).
Did you notice the paper collage for the Cactus planters?
I was excited to buy U.S. postage stamps with Cactus on them this week!
Posted in Art Journal, Cactus, Drawing, Flowers, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, Cactus, coloring, creative play, drawing, flowers, happy friday, markers, paper collage, sketchbook
Since Baseball season is underway, my husband is a big Seattle Mariners fan…
This weird bird came out of left field today…
And crossed home “plate” just in time to be called, Safe!
Baseball Home Plate Trivia:
Did you know that prior to 1899, any round object could serve as as home base? (At times a dish even served as home base which may have led to its alternative name, “home plate.”
In the 1899/1900 season, home base changed its shape to a 12×12 inch square to match the other bases.
The pentagon shape that is used today was developed in the 1900/1901 season by Robert Keating. The biggest advantage of this new shape was that it made the edges of the strike zone more visible to pitchers and umpires and therefore, improved the consistency of calling strikes.
Do you think this weird bird is a St Louis Cardinal or a Baltimore Oriole?
Hope you hit a grand slam this week!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor Birds, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged baseball, creative play, drawing, gelli-plate prints, happy Wednesday, happy weird bird Wednesday, home plate, humor, Imaginary birds, paper collage, smile, trivia, whimsical, word play
I love the view of this crabapple tree outside my kitchen window:
This photo was taken in May when the tree was showing its spectacular pink blossoms!
I decided to add a photo of it to my mixed media sketchbook as the tree inspires me all four seasons! I colored the photo with color pencils so the flowers stood out.
And below is the Robin that I painted and showed you in my last post:
Inspiration of place can sometimes come from what we see outside a window in our home… Below is a photo of both pages together in my art journal.
What view inspires YOU, outside a window? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, nature, Trees, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged 4 seasons, art journal, bird, Crabapple tree, flowering tree, inspiration, nature, Robin, trees, watercolor
Today I have a “gaggle” of weird birds!
I had so much fun making one that they quickly multiplied… kind of like a bunch of hangers on laundry day! Lol!
I drew these Hanger birds by looking only at my subject (a clothes hanger) and not at my paper.
I like how they came out a bit wonky…
Hang on! And have a happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged clothes hangers, Copic markers, gelli-printed paper, happy, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, imagination, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
It is hard to believe that Spring will be here in two months where I live in the Pacific Northwest!
We recently got about a foot and a half of new snow! So pretty when it is fluttering down from the sky but not so pretty when the snow plower piled the driveway with a huge berm yesterday…Ugh!
I finished my doodle from last week! YAY! 😀 If you didn’t see that post, you can find it here: A Little Doo-da-ling
It was super fun to work on it a little each day when I had a few minutes:
And the finishing touches:
I added two colors of color pencils to complete it. I’d love to hear what you think!
Posted in color pencil, Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged color pencils, creative play, doodles, drawing, micron black pen, patterns, relaxation, Snow, Spring, Winter, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
I prefer to draw from a reference photo but yesterday, I decided to try drawing from memory:
It helped to have a good teacher. The teacher was Jeanne-Marie Webb from the online class: Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019. This year the theme is painting loose.
I drew two faces with charcoal pencil, Derwent Inktense Blocks and chalk. Next, I fragmented the faces by cutting up the eyes separate from the nose and mouth. I glued the features so they didn’t completely match on a separate piece of paper. I collaged my Gelli-Plate printed papers with my drawings.
I am starting to see improvements in my face drawings… Hoorah!
How about you, do YOU enjoy drawing from memory?
Posted in Drawing, gelli printing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Trees, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged chalk, charcoal, drawing, drawing from memory, faces, Gelli-Prints, imagination, Inktense blocks, Jeanne-Marie Webb, mixed media art, online art classes, trees
I recently started an online class that is completely out of my comfort zone.
I love the colorful art of the teacher, Ardith Goodwin so I decided to give the class, “Distortion of Eyes and Noses” a try!
I thought you might enjoy seeing how I created a whimsical eye yesterday from one of the assignments.
I started with a watercolor background to give me inspiration. I drew a quick sketch in pencil.
I used the pencil sketch to get my creative juices flowing. I added details with a black permanent pen and additional color with Tombow markers.
I finished by softening the watercolor around the eye with gesso and a quote:
I encourage you to change the way you look at things!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Faces, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged Ardith Goodwin, creative play, drawing, eyes and noses, ink, inspiration, love learning, mixed media art, online art classes, positive, quotes, smile, watercolor, whimsical
Happy New Year Friends!!
Have YOU put on a your creative thinking cap(s) for 2019?
I purchased this art book a few years ago…
It is just the daily inspiration I need in the new year!
I made a book-marker for it… You can see I have a square as part of my design (see yesterday’s post).
What inspiration will YOU use in your creativity in the new year? I hope you share it with me!
Cheers to new creative discoveries! 🙂
Posted in A Square A Day, Art, Art Journal, book review, Drawing, Faces, imagination, Uncategorized
Tagged A Square A Day, art journal, book review, bookmarker, creative inspiration, drawing, faces, gelli-printed paper, happy new year, inspiration, learning, sketchbook