Sunday, November 27, 2011

the square-cornered cat

I stood and drew him in this position, hoping he wouldn't change shape before I was done.

Pen in the journal.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lizzie wants equal time

As it says, a Pilot pen, in the journal.

Friday, November 25, 2011

on the teeter-totter

Found this clown doll in a box, perfect for drawing!

Pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

interior scene

I started on one end of the sofa and was happy with how the proportions worked out and the scene is true to life with no preplanning. All this practice must be paying off!

Pen in the journal (bit of see-through writing for texture).

Monday, November 21, 2011

little floweretts

Catching the vegies.

Pen and w/c in the journal. The writing as texture doesn't work here!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

3 pillows and a cat-shaped one

The writing shows through, but I consider that more texture.

Pencil and w/c in the journal.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

the standard passenger

Flying is just getting there (if you're lucky); not as fun as it used to be 25 years ago.

Pen and w/c in the journal.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

things you see in airports

This guy held his phone this way through the whole long call. Long enough for me to catch the position in a sketch.

Pen, in the journal

Back to Windows Scanning Wizard--bah!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a 4-hour layover

gives lots of sketching time. Pen and w/c in the journal, last month.

Simple scan, which is too simple. Can't brighten out the writing that shows through.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OHare, last month

Fiddling with scanning software again. This is with Simple Scan when my Xsane still isn't working.

Pen and a dab of color, in the journal.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

flying collage

Filling a page; acrylics and ink. In the journal

Friday, November 11, 2011

catching up with cat and paw

After a week of drawing and digging out of tree debris after the storm, I went to scan and post. The new version of Linux has completely blocked my xsane software and any scanning progress.

So I'm limping along with Windows camera wizard and trying to catch up anyway I can.

W/c and pen in the journal.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

stretched wide

Got my scanner software going! So I came back to this post and reposted a Xsane-scan instead of Windows Scanner Wizard. A lot more sensitivity to detail.

I was so focused on the details of cat/pillow and coat folds that I didn't realize how wide I was making the middle. So I left it and now the image looks like a TV shot that's stretched to fit a widescreen.

Pencil in the journal.

Friday, November 04, 2011

empowered again

Six days after the freak snowstorm of October, when we got a foot of heavy wet snow, we have power again! And most of the snow has melted.

This is a sketch I did back in 2006, which is the best I have in my archives for illustration of the event. While Blogger has been auto-posting for me, I've been drawing, but scanning and posting were impossible.

Life can now resume as normal, except for a LOT of broken trees to clean up in our yard.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

curled cat 1

The hunched curl against winter.

Ink and w/c in the journal.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

For the day of ones (11/1/11)

Acrylics and stamping, in the journal.