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Watercolor Wednesday

A pause within a move…spontaneous figure sketches:figures

Sketchbook Potential

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.

Fancy New Sketchbook

I’ve been gifted a charming new sketchbook, and I’m beginning to fill it up.

First pages..watercolor pencil

Gone Fishing

Sketchbook Project 2013                    Graphite 

Fishing for…information, gossip, compliments, sustenance, trouble…             Ideas?

Past

The Sketchbook Project 2013             Graphite

From family photos, a collage of images brought together through sketch.  The past rearranged.

Dreamswim

                                                                                     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…

The Lake

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 3-4

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!

Sketch Distortions

Quick sketches with a twist of Photoshop distortion to push them just a little further.

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More Sketchbook

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.

Sketchbook Page

Tissue, Sharpie and white acrylic.

Sketchy Sketchbook

Sketchy guy..

This one is very sketchy too. Meaning, just a scratchy pen on the unaltered sketchbook page.

A Page From My Sketchbook

*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.

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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.

Digital Character Sketches

I’m working on a couple of new projects, but in the spare moments in between, I’m doing a little digital sketching.  They’re all about preteeniness.

Seasonal Sanity Sketch

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.

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