A sketch drawn from nature’s bits and pieces, strewn about my yard, while I delighted in the breeze.
Pastel Pencil 8″x10″ Although I enjoyed making this sketch, I wasn’t really going anywhere. It’s too literal, so I’m leaving it behind. I’m working on lots of other solutions. So far, not much is really hitting the mark for the series*. *A new series, “Blood And Vapor”.: Who lingers within you? […]
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 […]
I’ve been gifted a charming new sketchbook, and I’m beginning to fill it up. First pages..watercolor pencil
Front and back cover wrap for The Sketchbook Project 2013. Liquid Pencil and graphite I don’t think I’ve ever finished a project so early before a deadline. It’s done- my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013. Now watch, I’ll forget to mail it;) BTW, There were only four pages in the sketchbook without a […]
Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite Injectable image visualization;)
Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite No matter what sort of beyond, there are intriguing spaces to travel. Unfortunately, there may be limitations. Some places are dangerous, ill advised, some not yet possible. But, the mind’s eye can lead you… anywhere. Where do you want to go?
Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite Fishing for…information, gossip, compliments, sustenance, trouble… Ideas?
Sketchbook Project 2012 Graphite Up to you, how to see this one.
The Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite From family photos, a collage of images brought together through sketch. The past rearranged.
Sketchbook Project 2013 White charcoal on Canson Mi Teintes paper […]
Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite, Liquid Pencil & White Gouache on Stipple Paper There’s just something about the dappled light and density of the forest. The contrasts in the scale of life. I want to stay. It feels like home.
Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite I’ve entitled this sketch, ” At the lake” because… I’ve always enjoyed trips to a lake. But..there’s something exciting and a little bit creepy about the surroundings;murky water, snakes, mystery lurking. This sketch captures how I felt as a kid, near the lake.
Sketchbook Project 2013 Tissue paper and graphite.
Sketchbook pages 11-12 Lightening up. A playful, mostly linear teen-dream.
Sketchbook Project Pages 9-10 I’m working with pencil on stipple paper again, with the tiniest bit of liquid pencil and white acrylic. Just playing a little with scale and the concepts of beginning, staying and straying.
I’m giving the graphite a little rest and working on Canson Mi-Teintes, nicely textured black paper with a white charcoal pencil. I’ve no idea what this is about, except that my garden pig plays a starring role;) Sketchbook Project 7-8
Sketchbook pages 5-6 graphite on block printing paper To smudge or not to smudge.. three schools of thought, I think.. Some are opposed to using a finger or an implement to blur and fill with graphite, feeling that it’s a muddy and lazy process. Others feel it’s the only way to modulate values. Still others […]
These pages are created on stipple paper and the drawing pencils are augmented with liquid graphite or liquid pencil. I’ve never played with liquid pencil before. Mixed with a little water, the result is a silvery paint-like substance. Fun!
Done it again! Signed up for 2013. This year, I’m committed to graphite with a touch of white acrylic here and there to pick up what the eraser can’t. It’s all about the values, and an other worldliness. My objective is to concentrate on basics; strengthening my compositions through black and white values, and giving […]