I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim.
You start with a scribble…
And then you try to find something to create out of it. It kind of looks like a bunny, doesn’t it?
Of course I found a weird bird in it!
I added a few more lines to create my Scribble bird. Next, I colored it with Copic markers:
Then added color pencils and pencil shading:
Here is a mouse I did previously in my art journal:
I challenge you to find an animal or bird in a simple scribble!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in imaginary drawings, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged color pencils, Copic markers, creative ideas, creative play, drawing, Imaginary birds, inspiration, mouse, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
I really like “Random Pick” drawing days in Carla Sonheim’s year long online class this year. She chooses two words from a container and you get to draw, paint or write a poem with the prompts.
Yesterday, the words were mouse and cup. So this is what I drew in pencil and then added black micron pen:
Next, I added color with my watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell:
I recommend you write your own prompts and put them in a jar. It is a great way to generate creative ideas when you feel stuck in an art rut.
Posted in art challenge, Art Journal, Cats, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, art journal, cats, creative ideas, cup, daily practice, drawing, fun, happy, humor, mouse, watercolor pencils, Whimsical Art
I didn’t realize when I created my cat and mouse using text from “Hoyle’s Up-To-Date Card Games – copyright 1940” that there was an actual card game called: Cat and Mouse!
Apparently, the game is AKA Spite and Malice, a card game for two players in a competitive solitaire. Both players try to be the first to get rid of a pile of “pay-off cards” by playing them to center stacks which are started with an ace and continue in upward sequence to a king.
Here is my cat:
I used my gelli-printed deli papers for the other papers.
Happy Whimsical Wednesday Friends! 🙂
Posted in Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Whimsical Wednesday
Tagged card games, cats, fun, Gelli-Prints, humor, mixed media collage, mouse, paper collage, pencil shading, playful, Whimsical Art, Whimsical Wednesday
Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a child?
Mine was Dixie mouse:
I was reminded of Dixie when I was journaling in my art journal recently:
Here I am at about five years-old. This prompted me to get out my old childhood album to see when I got Dixie. I think I got it when I turned one. Dixie had a rather large nose and ears that were loved off…
It was a rainy day at the lake when I just started playing in my art journal. I was surprised to find a childhood photo of me in my stash!
Sometimes I like to create a border in my journal with paper scraps. I learned this technique from the very talented, Teesha Moore.
So today, I decided to sketch Dixie mouse in pencil with a few color pencils:
I would love to hear about your favorite stuffed animal as a child! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing
Tagged Art, art journal, childhood memories, color, creative, doodles, drawing, mouse, old photos, paper scraps, play, summer