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
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
The Feckenham family had similar features…
And could easily be found in a crowd!
Hope these funny faces give you a smile today!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, imagination, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged drawing, faces, family, funny, humor, imagination, quirky, smile, watercolor, whimsical
One of my favorite black papers for drawing is this Strathmore Artagain paper:
It is super fun to draw on with Prismacolor pencils…
Faces and imaginary hats were my inspiration yesterday evening:
And pattern play with color!
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, Faces, imagination, Uncategorized
Tagged color pencils, Colorful, creative, drawing, faces, fun, hats, pattern play, playful, Whimsical Art
I discovered this online class over the weekend at JeanneOliver.com – Quirky Characters with Lucy Cooke…
And I haven’t been able to stop drawing… a very good thing! 🙂
Here are my beginning drawings in my sketchbook on Friday:
I wanted to loosen up and create more quirkiness in my drawings…
So I decided to start my faces with something familiar…a little paper collage:
Experimenting with different drawing materials helped me relax too. I also like how Lucy gives different ways to start a drawing of a face:
I started the ones above with watercolor hair and then used water soluble Faber Castell graphite pencils to add the details.
It was super fun to give little “stories” to my characters as I did with my collage ones.
I did the sketches below with a .7mm pencil, blending stump and a little color pencil where mentioned:
I think I have come a long way in my pencil sketches in just 3 days! I think that Lucy Cooke is such a good teacher.
This class is teaching me so much and I’d highly recommend it if you’d always dreamed of drawing faces that are playful and fun! It is one of the more reasonable online classes I’ve taken in price yet it doesn’t disappoint in content either.
Cheers to quirky drawing! 🙂
Posted in Art, Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Humor, imagination, Mixed Media, smile, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, drawing, faces, hats, learning, mixed media art, pencil shading, pencil sketching, sketchbook, watercolor, whimsical
Which “one-liner” bachelor will Betty choose?
Betty is tall and blonde, weighs the size of a peanut and lives to sky-dive from a plane in all 50 states wearing only a bikini…
Meet Mike… Bachelor #1
Mike pumps iron in the gym 7 days a week… still lives with his mother and likes to ride a unicycle.
Meet Richard… Bachelor #2
Richard is very theatrical and hopes to be an actor one day. Perhaps you have seen him in the Nursery Rhyme Production, Little Boy Blue?
And last but certainly not least…
Meet Stan… Bachelor #3
Stan tends to blush easily especially when he eats jalapeños peppers…
Stan is a chef in a well-known restaurant, likes to swim naked with dolphins and rides a Harley Motorcyle.
Which bachelor will Bachelorette Betty choose?!
I look forward to your answers!
P.S. I drew the one-liner faces, painted them in watercolor and then wrote my stories…. Just a little silliness to give you a smile!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, drawing, faces, humor, personalities, smile, watercolor
I posted this doodle on Instagram last week…
I was playing with the features of a face as a doodle… How many eyes and noses do you see?
And eyebrows, ears and lips?
I see a couple of weird birds…Lol!
How about you?
What do YOU see?
Happy Friday! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Faces, Humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, Uncategorized, Weird Birds, Zentangle
Tagged abstract art, doodles, drawing, faces, humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, smile, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
I enjoyed creating with my hand-painted collage papers over the weekend. Carla Sonheim gave us a fun assignment to cut out random collage shapes from our own painted papers with our eyes closed! Who knew this could be so fun and freeing!!
This cat and mouse showed up first:
Then Louise…. Louise loved to dress with lots of color and patterns:
I just love Louise’s sense of style, don’t you?!
And lastly, this friendly beast made its appearance:
It is a Rhino-leaf-a-rear-as! The children loved to ride this beast at the strange animal zoo…
I hope this silliness gives you a smile today!
Posted in Animals, Cats, collage papers, Faces, gelli printing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Monday's Mixer, smile, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged cats, color play, creative inspiration, faces, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, paper collage, patterns, playful, shapes, smile, Whimsical Art
Something you may not know about me…
I used to do a LOT of beading… in fact, I have tubes of beads in all colors like painters have tubes of paint! 😉
I used to enjoy beading with needle and thread. I also made and sold my jewelry.
My favorite stitch was Peyote stitch because I could create my own patterns. Here is an example of this stitch in a bracelet:
Different sizes of beads like grapes in a vineyard. I haven’t done as much beading in the last few years because I have been trying to improve my drawing skills.
So last night, I decided to try combining the two together in my art journal:
I’d love to know what you think!
Posted in Art Journal, Beading, Faces, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged art experiments, art journal, Beading, drawing, faces, Grape vine, mixed media art, watercolor pencils, whimsical
Rocky Wren believed he was a bird in a former life…
I hope your day flies by with a giggle or two…
Happy Weird Bird(man) Wednesday!
Posted in Faces, Food, Humor, imaginary drawings, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged birds, creative play, drawing, faces, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, laugh, paper collage, strange, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday