As many of you know, I love learning new things! 🙂
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! 🙂
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!
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Tagged color pencils, creative play, faces, fun, funny faces, humor, ink pen, one-liners, red, red heads, sketchbook, smile, whimsical
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! 😦
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! 🙂
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Tagged cats, drawing, funny, grumpy, humor, imagination, ink pen, Jack the cat, one-liners
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!
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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! 😉
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.
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Tagged #the100dayproject, art challenge, art journal, art practice, drawing, faces, fun, ink, learning, Learning to draw, one-liners, sketchbook
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 – I 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! 🙂
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Tagged Art, art books, art classes, art journal, color pencils, doodles, drawing, exploring shapes, fun, imaginary, learning, one-liners, playful, trees, Zig Writer pen