Common ground with slightly different view points.
Category Archives: sketchbook
Liquid Pencil, gouache Smoke: the possibilities for imagery…
From reclaimed watercolor remnants, a beast in its lair. I’ve had such fun repurposing monotype discards, that I’ve ripped up watercolors that just didn’t work, for use in collage.
Sketchbook: Guarding The Nest
Another collage: revitalizing torn, discarded monotypes-line via pen and ink.
I’ve been observing the birds that come to eat at our feeder. They brave the elements, compete for a place, fuss and play, but they are always on alert. It seems they can rarely truly rest.
Sketchbook Liquid Pencil Smudge
Less is often more. That’s how I feel about some of the sketching I’ve been working with lately. This happened in two minutes. A pinky dip into the Liquid Pencil pot. I suppose I was channeling a woman of long ago.
I’m clearly really interested in putting my monotype discards to use as reinvented images. He’s another. I see this as a glimpse into an alien home on a planet far from Earth. This humanoid creature is troubled, looking out into space from a balcony in It’s home. Oh, and It’s wearing a very long sweeping …
I seem to have collected many monotype discards. Here I’ve collaged the left side of a face from rescued monotype material then inked in the right side. To me, it looks like a sci-fiifeyed fantasy face. Resistance is futile.
Sketchbook End of Glory
Had to say goodbye to my outrageous, opportunistic little Morning Glory beauties. My favorite part of summer and the last vestige of summer glory. Not so happy about it;)
Sketchbook Watercolor Pencil, White Gouache I adore the forest just before the leaves begin to turn. The greens begin to transition into varied shades. Some leaves have already fallen; brown and crunchy. As the leaves thin, vines are on display. …
Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety
Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.
This sketch originated from another scrap of a ripped up monotype that turned on its side, happens to resemble a face and hat of a fairy tale character. The rest is improvised. I think it just might turn up again as a fully realized children’s book illustration.
Graphite Some creature study inspired by Nitzus’s photo. There was something in the eyes of this babirusa that appeared both feral and docile to me. The cat and crow are weighing in.
Sketchbook Graphite A little fashion fun:)
Watercolor and gouache on tissue Lots of variation in the new sketchbook. It’s odd to see the difference in technique and mood from page to page. Kind of like the strange perspective of this little painting; the underside of an earnest little bird in flight.
Ya know how you see figures and creatures in marble, wood grains and shadows? Below is an example of a sketchbook entry where I’m actively pulling out what I see, in an effort to allow others to see the same thing. I’ll try to clarify: The first two images are from my new sketchbook. I’ve …
Ink/Crow quill A very different (for me), sketchbook entry. What do you see in the sky?
Ant Dance Collage
India ink/crow quill, collaged photo, discarded monotype, watercolor pencil More pages from the my new orange sketchbook. I don’t make a lot of collage, but I keep a bag of odds and ends tucked away with the intention of putting the pieces together somehow, someday. Today’s one day!
Google Image Nightmares
I adore Google Images. I use it for all sorts of reasons, but occasionally something unexpectedly disturbing shows up while searching for an innocent, benign image like say, a mouse. This guy is what the subconscious churns up after a little too much exposure;) ————————————- Thank you creative writers who already responded to my previousc post-Call For …
Fancy New Sketchbook
I’ve been gifted a charming new sketchbook, and I’m beginning to fill it up. First pages..watercolor pencil