Sketchbook Project 2013 Graphite Injectable image visualization;)
Last Wednesday I complained about my ineptitude with watercolor. This week, I plod on, with three quick attempts at the same subject. Above is the most successful with regard to the look that I want. I found that if I did not plan in pencil at all, I got a better result. This first attempt […]
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 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.
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 […]
Been playing with the lighting to keep this series fresh…at least for me;)
A very dear young artist friend of mine, put out a request for artist renderings of a mythical creature she tagged Skullbunny*. The only prompt for the creature depiction was some variation of a bunny skull attached to any sort of creature body. Why? These depictions of Skullbunnies became part of an imaginative multi-media gallery […]
I’m excited by a brandy new zine published by Jonathan and Lea Woodward. It’s all about illustration. In the first issue, you’ll find a website review, an article about illustrators and the importance of active participation in the illustration community. There’s a gallery of illustrators, (I think I mentioned that I’m on page 22). You’ll […]
I’ve played with a single scanned textural element in an other wise all digital painting. In this case, you guessed it, it’s the mountain. I created it with acrylics on watercolor paper, scanned it and popped it into this digital painting. This “Mountaintop” piece is available as an 11″x 14″ high quality print.
Any memories of a pear, a Chianti bottle, and a bicycle wheel propped, draped, lit, and placed in front of you on a rainy Monday morning? Ring any bells? Art class and the mandatory still life. What I think makes this time-honored and very useful drawing exercise somewhat more interesting, is the freedom to choose […]
Wrong sibling! It’s been corrected now, but when I first posted the paintings of siblings Annie and Gabe, I goofed and gave older sister Zoe credit instead of Annie. So, to make things FAIR, because it is of paramount importance whenever the word “sibling” is conjured, I’m posting a painting based on a photo of […]
Here’s a little nostalgia for sending Valentines to the entire class. Hope you all share a kiss with someone you love. Related Articles Happy Valentine’s Day! (almostallthetruth.com) Happy Valentine’s Day (dappledair.blogspot.com)
There is a pinhole in my thick skull which is finally excepting illumination. I’ve been so busy working diligently to bring my drawing and digital painting skills into line with what I know I can accomplish, that I have forgotten the light, the spirit, the magic of telling a visual story, naturally. Particular rays of light emerged […]
I’ve got to finish my homework. The annual NJ Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators “Illustrator’s Day” is coming up, and I’m procrastinating. “Illustrator’s Day ” is an action packed all day workshop. It’s a really cool event, but both the up and downside is dum dum dum dum-homework. This is how it works: […]