Every Day in May: Day 14 – Drawing for Myself – WIP

Yesterday I got out my neglected watercolor moleskine book and set out to do a project just for myself.  Back in February I was looking through photos on Flickr and came across this self-portrait by Dominic Perry .  He gave me permission to use the photo as a reference.   I told him that I wasContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 14 – Drawing for Myself – WIP”

Every Day in May: Day 12 – More ATCs

I’m still working on this dreaded IllustratedAtcs.com PAT.    One of the themes is the Welsh goddess-queen  Rhiannon.  She has a pretty sad tale.   Her child disappeared when she was asleep and her ladies-in-waiting, fearing they would be blamed,  killed a puppy and smeared the blood on Rhiannon while she was sleeping.  They them laid theContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 12 – More ATCs”

Every Day in May: Day 11 – Playing Catch-Up with ATCs

I’ve been working on sketches for cards I have due soon.  I’ve been having a heck of a time.  I signed up for something called a PAT or Pick-a-Theme.  You sign up for a group (usually about 5 people) and each group member chooses a theme for the others to work on.   Well, when IContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 11 – Playing Catch-Up with ATCs”

Every Day in May: Day 10 – Orchid Show Drawings

(click the image to see a larger, sharper view) I skipped day nine,  but I’m back on with Day 10.  I went to my first orchid show on Sunday.  I had never been to a flower show and I wanted some new things to draw so I went. I took a few pictures to useContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 10 – Orchid Show Drawings”

Every Day in May: Day 7 – Incomplete Watercolor Portrait

I’ve been working on this for a few days. I’m getting close finishing it.  I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the background.  The hair needs work as well.   Heck, I’m still just trying to figure out watercolor.  I get some good effects, but they just seem so accidental.  I want toContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 7 – Incomplete Watercolor Portrait”