Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blue DeNiro, Sr.

Quickly paused video, in the HBO documentary on Robert DeNiro, Sr., painter. In that moment, his teeth were oddly irregular.

Colored pencil on drawing paper.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

floating cat

Apparently he's on a floating cushion, I liked the impression so didn't bother with the base.

I wet the w/c pencil for the cushion, what a difference in intensity!

On Strathmore drawing paper.

Monday, July 28, 2014

yet another nap

A familiar pose and place.

Aquabee superdeluxe paper

Friday, July 25, 2014

wonky blue teakettle

I've always found it hard to draw the proportions and curves of this! Used multiple times every day, seldom studied as closely as this

Colored pencil in a Peter Pauper Press journal.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drawing from a photo

I should draw from photos more often, just for variety.

I drew this in brown pencil, then added color on top.

In the Reflexions journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

scribbling in the watercolor

Did a quick scribble and then liked how it turned out enough to paint it with scribbly watercolor action.

In the Reflexions journal.

Monday, July 21, 2014

quick line and wash

Did this too fast, but felt satisfying. And used a bit #12 w/c brush, carrying lots of water.

In the Reflexions journal.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Practicing unlifted pen contour, ala Brenda Swenson's lessons at Sketchbook Skool.

In the Reflexions Journal.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

casual blue cat

Practising my crosshatching.

Staedtler permanent pen in the Reflexions journal

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chaucer, after a long break

Haven't posted one of him in a long time.

Brown Prismacolor pencil in the Reflexions journal.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jackie, Wonder Woman

This 74 year old woman has 13 customers for whom she cleans and does helpful tasks, volunteers weekly for her church's needs. She walks miles if she needs to, to get from one job to another when her car isn't working.

And still going strong, in spite of diabetes and a former heart attack. Wonder Woman, indeed.

Colored pencil in the Reflexions journal.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A version of DeNiro

From a photo in the Boston Globe. Along with an interesting article about his painter-father and his art in the 1960s and later.

Colored pencil in the Reflexions journal

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Murdoch Mysteries

The inspector, a character from the second episode of Murdoch Mysteries, paused video.

Watercolor pencil on Bee paper.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

from a trip to a zoo, long ago

Drawn from a photo

Purple w/c pencil