Posts tagged ‘sketches’
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.
I’ve been gifted a charming new sketchbook, and I’m beginning to fill it up.
First pages..watercolor pencil
Fishing for…information, gossip, compliments, sustenance, trouble… Ideas?
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
I’ve little idea about how this drawing came into my head and out my fingers, but I as I was working, the feeling/drawing began to lean toward the precipice where fun begins a gradual drop- off and changes into something a little scary…
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.
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!
Quick sketches with a twist of Photoshop distortion to push them just a little further.
I found some old little plastic bottles with a fine nozzle tip, filled with acrylic paint soooo I played with them in my sketchbook. I added a little graphite and in a couple of minutes this figure danced into existence.
This one is very sketchy too. Meaning, just a scratchy pen on the unaltered sketchbook page.
*Update: A fellow artist mentioned that she would like to see the original sketchbook entry without the influence of Photoshop. Great idea, so..here it is. Oh, I should probably say that the deep blue is acrylic paint smudged onto a blue watercolor wash with an old (worn out 😉 credit card). The “drawing” is simply herding shapes into figurative images with a black sharpie and a white Prismacolor pencil.
I don’t sketch enough. I draw just about every day, but it’s always with a project in mind. So, I decided to stretch the creative muscles and sign myself up for The Sketchbook Project. I didn’t let myself think about the theme, but picked a theme on impulse. I chose “in ten minutes”, figuring that this theme was about as open to interpretation as I could hope for.
The sketchbook has arrived but I haven’t actually started yet. It looks a little scary. It’s absolutely pristine. Kind of funny that I picked up my old sketchbook to plan the new one. I enjoyed looking back on some of the old pages so I’ll be posting many of them. This one I played with just a tiny bit in good old Photoshop.
- The Sketchbook Project is a traveling exhibition of sketchbooks… (drawn.ca)
- Reminiscent Nostalgia (bindingthemain.wordpress.com)
Had to sneak away and make something other than cookies. Don’t get me wrong, love the cookies, but need to draw. Just a little draw meditation therapy to help regulate both the stress and joy of the season.