Saturday, August 31, 2013

quick fist

Ink and wash from the soluble line.

On Canson drawing paper.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

green scene

What's in front of me, but with scan shadows.

Green pencil on Canson drawing paper.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

brown cat

The front leg looks odd, but that's the way it was.

Colored pencil in a Paperblanks journal.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

filling a page

Pencil, graphite and colored, on Bee drawing paper.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

5 sandal views

I found a little plastic sandal on one of my walks. A baby's or a doll's.

Perfect drawing object.

Watercolor pencil on Bee drawing paper, cut out.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

face and feet

Watercolor pencil on Bee drawing paper. The bottom foot has water added to smooth the texture.

Friday, August 23, 2013

pencil + cat

He's always sleeping; I'm always drawing him.

Derwent colored pencil, on Bee drawing paper, cut out.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

big-eyed cat

When I take pictures with my phone, Chaucer doesn't flinch and squint like he does when he sees the camera.

Not as sharp a pic, but the phone captures the open eyes.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Buddha under a tree

I didn't draw the Buddha I passed, but managed this quick shot.

Not a bodhi tree, but good enough for revelation and insight.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

drawing from memory

After spending 2 hours painting a portrait in lifestudy, I came home and drew this pencil version. I think it turned out better than the 2-hour oil.

4B on Fabriano Venezia paper.

Friday, August 16, 2013

first fall leaves

They're actually starting to show up in the streets when I walk. Usually those are from diseased trees when they show up this early, but it's a sign Fall is coming.

Pen, w/c and colored pencil in the Fabriano Venezia journal.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

idle stripes

Watercolor. Love how it glows on this paper.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

back to the angel

Charcoal in the Fabriano Venezia journal.

Monday, August 12, 2013

just lying there

A painted page, an inked mask.

In the FV journal.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

emerging features

Dabbling paint on the paper, then idly drawing faces. During an unmemorable movie.

W/c and colored pencil in the FV journal.

Friday, August 09, 2013

fast scribble angel

In the Fabriano Venezia journal.

Pen and w/c.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

love that indigo blue

The blue leather chair in Prismacolor pencil.

In the Fabriano Venezia journal. Great paper for all media!

Monday, August 05, 2013

imagined face

I used up what was left on the palette, on a previously painted piece of canvas paper. A hour, maybe.

Lots of issues--what's with that white nose?, but I like the bright eyes and the mouth.


Saturday, August 03, 2013

never mind the eyes

The eyes need work; they're very blank and generic. Maybe I'll get back to fixing them sometime.

Mostly I learn something from each effort and move on to the next attempt.

Oil on canvas board.

Friday, August 02, 2013

cooling weather for the cat

Chaucer is curling to sleep now that the heat and humidity are lower.

Charcoal pencil on Bee sketchpaper.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

dreads piled on top

Three feet of teeny braids make a huge top knot.

Oil on canvas board.