Tag Archives: Contour drawings

Hot Pink Hippos

I loved the hot pink Bougainvillea growing in Oaxaca!  And I found a bright pink wall too…

Hot Pink!  What comes to your mind when you think of this color?  I’d love to hear from you!

As far as hot pink hippos… one of our drawing assignments was to draw a contour of a stuffed animal in Oaxaca.  I kind of fell in love with the hot pink hippo:

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Carla Sonheim taught us how to take our drawings a step further and create a colorful animal – a fun way to doodle!  Here is my hippo:

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Hip Hip Hoorah, it’s Saturday!  🙂

Enjoy your day!

That’s Incredible Too!

My magazine collage from yesterday helped me create these drawings today in my art journal:

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I mixed up the order from this collage:

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I drew my shapes with a black .01 Micron pen and the shaded with pencil. I like to use a blending stump to shade my pencil.

This exercise helps “train” my eyes to draw the shapes I see and not what I think I see. It also helps me learn how to shade my images to give them dimension.

And it gives me new ideas for my doodles!

I found that I liked the simple shapes best!  What about you?  I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Drawing!  😄

 

Funky Fall Candles

I am still experimenting with candles:

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I combined several art mediums for this piece.  I experimented with Tombow markers, Pan Pastels, collage and color pencils.  I used my own Gelli-printed papers for collage and also added a scrapbook page on acetate with a FALL theme.

These almost look like birthday candles.  You know the ones that you try to blow out but they just keep relighting.  My husband’s birthday is this month and he is entering the age where he can start getting the Senior discount.  Feels a little like those trick candles.  Age has a way of doing that to a person. lol!

Enjoy your day!  😊