Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thing a Day 2012

Am participating once again in Thing A Day - and am still optimistic I can do something creative every day. This year I'll be working through the Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists by Carla Sonheim.

This year Thing A Day is on Word Press. Go here to see day 1: /

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Sketchbook Project.

It's coming to Portland MAINE!! NOT Oregon. Yay!!
And I'm going to have a sketchbook in it.
The sketchbook arrived a few weeks ago - and it still empty. Not many things are more daunting than an empty sketchbook....

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More from cartooning class 4

It's been raining here for weeks. There are slugs everywhere. I found a couple of knitting patterns for slugs. Naturally, I drew some slugs.

More work on having body parts in foreground and background. Not bothering to erase structural lines so I have them for reference later.

Wondered how to draw a hand doing something. Teacher said - put something in your hand and draw it. So I did.

Trying to draw my husband, who has a very full beard. Initially the one on the left had lots of straight hairs. I wasn't happy with either one. The teacher said not to draw where color is going to be. I didn't understand so he outlined where beard would be to be filled with color later. (I erased all the hairs) That had never occurred to me before. I usually try to show color via shading. This is different. I'm liking it. Tomorrow: backgrounds!

Monday, June 15, 2009

More from cartooning class

More from cartooning class. Funny animals (the monkey is the teacher's creation) (the teacher is Sam Hill) Needed more practice with mouths. Then we did entire bodies - with hands forward and then in motion. I've left the skeleton lines in for my own future reference.

I'm stunned that I drew people that actually look human!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

EDM 176 - Summer Islands

The island on the right of this picture....
Is the same island on the left of this picture
Nothing feels more like summer than water and sailboats. These islands are pretty far off, as are the sailboats. I wanted to practice showing distance and not being so detailed.