I used the cross-hatch technique to create shadows in the drawing of a man I found in a magazine. I had a little trouble with the shadows in his neck so he ended up looking much hairier than his photo! 😉
I called him, “cross-hatch man” on Instagram but I think he could pass for “Sasquatch Man!” Lol!
“Sasquatch” also known as Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest is a large, hairy ape-like creature covered in hair. It inhabits forests and is considered more of a folklore and hoax rather than a living animal due to lack of physical evidence.
Hope your Monday isn’t too “hairy!”
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized
Tagged creative fun, cross-hatch, daily practice, drawing, faces, humor, ink pen, Learning to draw, sasquatch, watercolor
Sometimes I just like to swirl my paintbrush around with watercolor in my art journal. No thinking involved… just playing with color:
Yesterday, I didn’t have much time but I still wanted to DO something! So I created this haiku over my ribbons of paint:
I remember using scissors to create ribbons for wrapped gifts before store bought bows became popular. “Zip!!” And curls appeared like magic!
Wishing you a day with happy memories!
Posted in Art Journal, Haiku, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, color, creative fun, creative play, haiku, happy, ink, lettering, meditative, memories, playful, ribbons, watercolor
My hubby gave me an Easter bouquet with pink Phlox which got me thinking about flocks of birds…
Imaginary birds that is!
I love the “phlox” in this photo too:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! I hope this gives you a smile today!
Posted in Flowers, Humor, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative fun, dictionary words, flowers, funny, Gelli-Prints, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, love flowers, mixed media collage, photography, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
I was experimenting yesterday with different art mediums to create these trees:
I masked off the background with masking tape and then used salt over Dr. Ph Martin’s India ink. I also used Pan Pastels on them.
Not all my experiments turned out. Like the above one on the left where I used glass bead gel and India ink. It didn’t want to dry. But I still kind of like it.
The one next to it, I used matte medium, masked it off and used watercolor then salt. And finished it with the pan pastels after I rubbed off the salt. I like its softer feel.
Speaking of trees, I am amazed how much my Red Maple tree has changed color since I posted a photo of it here, last Sunday:
Red Maple a blaze,
Dazzling like a sunset
Fall’s color display.
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends! 🙂
Posted in Haiku, Mixed Media, Sunny Sundays, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged art experiments, creative fun, experiment, haiku, india ink, inspiration, mixed media, pan pastels, salt, Sunny Sunday, trees, watercolor
I remember when I was a young girl, I tried to make soap. It didn’t exactly turn out but it was so fun to explore the possibilities! 😉
Now I enjoy experimenting with different art materials – even if it doesn’t turn out exactly as planned.
I like painting my own papers for collage yet I wanted to try different materials. For this yellow fellow below, I glued scraps of my Gelli-printed papers to a 9×12 inch sheet of 90 lb hot press paper. I added yellow marker and color pencils. It was very meditative to do while watching TV. I am going to try scanning it and make copies from it.
For “In the Loop,” below – I used Canson 9×12 inch gray toned pastel paper. I drew the loops with a white gel pen and added color and patterns with Prismacolor pencils. I got out an orange crayon and created a resist with a mint green Tombow marker. So fun!
I can’t wait to add these two experiments to my collages!
Happy Experimenting! 🙂
Posted in color experiments, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, color, color crayons, color experiments, color pencils, creative fun, experiment, gel pens, Gelli-Prints, inspiration, markers, meditative, mixed media, patterns, play, Tombow markers