Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
One of the cottage things to do is watch movies. This TV has a convenient internal VCR, so visitors can ignore its poor TV reception and watch movie after movie.
Just to say, those trees above the TV are carved wooden trees sitting on the window ledge, not distant real ones. Their placement looked ambiguous after I saw the post.
Tech pen on Superaquabee.
Friday, August 29, 2008
On a separate trip recently, I walked out to a rocky point in Maine, juggled the watercolor pens amid grass and boulders, to catch this scene.
The blue pen turned out to be the exact color of the ocean. I did no color mixing among pens, which, for me, takes a lot of fun out of the process.
On Aquabee superdeluxe.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I don't know if there's a good story behind this clock--looks like a Disney-inspired early cartoon in black plastic.
Practicing with the Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens from Jetpens.com. I like the flow and the brush tips, but multiple colors are a lot to carry and uncap/recap compared to one brush pen and a little palette.
Fun to play with, though. I got the autumn and spring colors; the price/color mix seemed the best.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
An attempt to draw the chiminea on the deck. Abysmal, but now I really know what its details are.
The darkness underneath is really water on the dark brown metal tray, plus a shadow. Not able to portray that!
Fibertip pen on Superaquabee.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Last week I spent 4 days at my friend's cabin, drawing, walking, cooking, and escaping the normal schedule. It was wonderful!
Lots of sketches will be posted!
This one was practice for drawing while standing in the road. Tech pen on Superaquabee deluxe.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
For the DVD, VCR, TV and computer, plus the universal one.
Drawing all the buttons remind me of drawing skyscrapers with all the windows. We have created remotes that mirror our city buildings.
Click image to read the words more clearly.
Fountain pen and w/c on Strathmore drawing paper
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Like nearly all the toys I buy for the cats, this one interested Chaucer for all of 45 seconds. Now it's a model for drawing.
His expression looks haunted and tense. But he need not fear. The cats don't want him.
Brush pen filled with diluted Noodler's Ink, and pencil, on journal paper.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
For some reason, the proportions on this chair have always been difficult to get right, even in a wonky way. But after drawing it over and over, this version finally looks better.
That shaded lump in the chair is a cat.
No color added, for once.