So glad to have a nice trip to Arizona to look forward to. This year I’m attending Artzona, a weekend gathering of artists from my mail art trading sites, ATCs for All and Illustrated ATCs. We’ll hang out, make and trade art, and make a lot of racket. A great way to escape the winterContinue reading “January: On my way to Artzona”
Who is this grumpy woman? It’s me! Only I’m really not grumpy. I’m just looking a little to intensely at my mirror. It doesn’t really look like the beginning of a celebration, does it? But it is. During my birthday month, I’m making a conscious effort to focus on the things I like about myselfContinue reading “Celebrating Myself in March”
5.5″ x 8″ pen and markers In the past I’ve occasionally posted some drawings for Black History Month. Since it’s that time again, I thought it might be fun to revisit some old subjects. Back in 2010 I did a sketch of a young Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993), the firstContinue reading “Another Thurgood Marshall Sketch”
Something Serious pen and paper, 5 x7 inches Instead of filling requests for portraits, I’ve been filling up my sketchbook with ballpoint pen drawings. Here’s one I thought came out quite well. As always, Michael is my ever-patient model. He looks like he’s thinking about something pretty serious, but I think he’s just asleep.
graphite on paper, 5 x 8 inches On the first sunny and warm day this spring, Michael and I went to the park. Michael basked, and I sketched. At first I was frustrated. I had chosen an impossible angle and as it was such a glorious, lazy, summery afternoon I just couldn’t bear toContinue reading “Graphite Sketch: An Impossible Angle”
Here’s a sketch I did for my pal Kati. It’s been a while since I’ve done a graphite piece.
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”
I had been neglecting my sketchbook so I got out my dip pen and did a bunch of sketches. The best of the bunch is this cartoon of my husband. I found a picture that I had taken of him more than ten years ago and took a few liberties with it. I applied anContinue reading “Ink and Watercolor Wash: Back to Sketching”
I just realized how close we are to the end of the year. I was looking back at the drawings I made this year and came across this sketch I did back in January. I posted it on Flickr but never posted it here. I wonder why, since I like this sketch quite a bit. Continue reading “Pencil Portrait Sketch: Emma Watson”
It’s been a while since I’ve worked on my Everyday Matters challenges, but on one of our walks I saw an opportunity to do one. I saw this 1954 GMC flatbed truck. I remembered that drawing a truck was on the list and this was a lovely truck to draw. It’s not really very rustyContinue reading “Back to it: EDM 182 Draw a truck”