Thursday, September 26, 2013

their last blue sky for months

The fig tree and dracaena marginata, enjoying their last fresh air before they come in for the cold months.

I didn't put in the blue sky, because from this angle, all I saw was dark green woods.

Due to be in the low 40s for nighttime temps next week. Time to come in to avoid a chill.

Pen and w/c on Holbein paper.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

drawing at the zoo, camel and baby giraffe

This is the single hump camel.

I drew the double-humped Bactrian, too, but he was eating and never stopped moving. As he was very pungent (as one fellow observer said) with the wind blowing toward us, I had to move on.
She stood so still I actually got the whole animal!

black w/c pencil and w/c on Strathmore drawing paper

Monday, September 23, 2013

drawing at the zoo, koala

The koalas stay much more still than most of the animals. They are busy with a lot of sleeping.

black watercolor pencil, w/c, on Strathmore drawing paper

Sunday, September 22, 2013

drawing at the zoo, elephant

colored pencil for outline, w/c

on Strathmore drawing paper

Saturday, September 21, 2013

drawing at the zoo, lion

I was so pleased to be able to capture a likeness of this lion at the zoo. I'm fast and she was kindly stationery.
colored pencil for contour, w/c, on Strathmore drawing paper

Thursday, September 19, 2013

1000th cat, at least

Probably way more, I don't post many of them. The post labels don't match the actual number drawn, by far.

Never tired of drawing the cat.

Pen and pencil on PaperBlanks journal paper.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

not quite a doodle, not quite a composition

What the published art journaling books call doodles is not what I think of, the things I produce while on the phone along the margins of scrap paper.

But I'll call this a doodle, even though it's more "composed" in its way.

on PaperBlanks journal paper.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

lion from a photo

Trying out a new Derwent Polychromos pencil. Really nice feel.

From a photo. On PaperBlanks journal paper.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Alisa Burke's summersketch online

The wonderful artists who have online video classes are an inspiration for doodling, whimsical drawing, and colorful additions to my journal.

I don't take the time to embellish as much as I'd like, but every page of brightness is a pleasure to look back on.

Pen, w/c, w/c pencil, Sharpie, Koi color brush, on Holbein multimedia paper.

I'm taking a 10 day break from posting to go play!

Friday, September 06, 2013

quick drawing of a slow cat

Pen and w/c on the Holbein multimedia paper.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

doodle squares

Doodling with pencil and markers as I listen to a video, resisting alignment and squaring.

Click to embiggen, as Yarn Harlot would say.

in the PaperBlanks journal.

Monday, September 02, 2013

yellow on purple, not a favorite

I did a lot in purple, then upon a suggestion by a fellow sketcher, added some yellow to create darker shadows. Not so successful. Effort abandoned.

And the model is a beautiful woman, but you'd never know it from this drawing! But she's used to art students distorting her reality.

Colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.