Friday, April 28, 2006
Capturing the subtle contours and shapes of the cat's head constantly challenges me. He sleeps soundly to lure me in, but as soon as I draw a cheek and ear, he moves.
I start again, he moves. Again and again. It's a dance. He's teaching me to draw very fast.
This is one quick-step of the waltz (no, jitterbug!) we do. The pen is a Force 8 cheapie I bought in France. It washes nicely. I added a bit of w/c for a shadow, just to anchor the image.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Drawing with a brush and India ink is a move into ominous territory--making permanent marks that can't be changed (or cleaned out of fabric). But I like the intensity of the black and the variability of the brush line.
Tiny brush and ink on an absorbent, hard journal page. Some pen lines indicated wire mesh.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
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Monday, April 17, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
When only the crocus (croci?) are up and the predominant color outside is still brown, my refuge is painting blobs and swirls of intense color.
This reaches out for spring in several ways, but I chose this orientation as uncommon.
W/c and ink on Canson 140# paper.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Quick and simple doodles are all I've been doing (but they count as drawing, I say) because I've been knitting instead.
I've finished two pairs of socks (with lots of learning-techniques experiments), 2 hats, a small bowl, wrist warmers, and now have started a black cardigan, all since I posted knitting pictures in February.
The yarn-god demands obedience, offerings, and hours of time!