Tag Archives: one-liners

St. Peter’s Fish

As many of you know, I love learning new things! ¬†ūüôā

My recent art challenge of creating 50 fish on Instagram has left me fishing for information about this subject.

We can learn a ton on the internet but I also LOVE books!! So I purchased this book recently from Amazon:


This is a great book for “kids of all ages!” ¬†I love all the amazing photos and also the basic information such as how fish swim.

I drew this one-liner fish, “John Dory” also known as¬†St. Peter’s Fish¬†from this book:


Do you see the false eye on the side of the fish?

According to legend, over 2000 years ago, St. Peter dropped a coin in the Sea of Galilee and the fish caught it. ¬†St. Peter picked the fish up and took the coin back, leaving his fingerprints on the skin of the fish…

This is an odd-looking fish found in European waters.  It is oval with a flat body and a large spiny head.  The white boneless, meaty flesh is firm and flavorsome if cooked properly.  It is condsidered a culinary delicacy.

I hope you found it as interesting to learn about as I did.

Cheers to learning new things! ¬†ūüôā

Red Heads

Do you know anyone with red hair?  I was drawing one-liner faces last night and a few red heads appeared on my page:


I hope they give you a RED smile today!

Cheers! ūüôā


Grumpy Cat

My cat loves to be outside during the summer months when the weather is warmer.

But¬†yesterday evening¬†he got trapped (briefly) inside the garage…


He was¬†one grumpy cat! ¬†ūüė¶

Carla Sonheim recently gave an assignment in her 365¬†video class –¬†day #177 – ¬†to draw several quick one-liner cats and my grumpy Jack cat appeared! ¬†Lol!

Happy Drawing! ¬†ūüôā

Colorful Faces

I made quick random marks in my mixed media¬†sketchbook using watercolor and water soluble Tombow markers. ¬†I only had a few minutes to¬†create before I fixed dinner so I didn’t even let the page dry before I went onto the next one. ¬†I did 10 pages in about 15 minutes.

Next, I decided to make quick one-liner sketches of faces from a magazine with ink without thinking about my backgrounds (paint had dried).  It was super fun!

Here are my 4 favorites:

Do you have a favorite?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

The 100 Day Project – Drawing Faces

I decided to participate in the 100 day project on Instagram by drawing faces.¬† I don’t find faces an easy subject to draw so I¬†know I will need¬†to push through the critical voices in my head¬†to improve my skills!¬† ūüėČ

I hope you will follow my progress on Instagram as art_jill_kuhn  as I will be posting most of my face sketches there.

I drew my first 3 faces with ink as a one-liner without removing the pen from the paper.  I will be experimenting in other drawing styles to keep it interesting.

I challenge you to try a 100 day project of your choice!  It is a great way to learn and have fun improving a skill such as drawing.

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Tree Shapes

I am waiting for my art supplies to arrive in the mail for my tree class that I told you about yesterday so I decided to explore the shape of trees with some quick sketches.


I purchased this used book from Amazon recently:


It’s silhouettes of tree images helped me greatly!¬† Here are a few more tree shapes¬†that I colored with color pencils:


One of our assignments for the class was to draw a continuous line of trees РI have to say this is very addicting!


And another one:


There are so many tree varieties in shape, form and color!¬† So fun to explore…

Happy Drawing!¬† ūüôā