Saturday, August 30, 2014

Matisse the Master

Drawing the photo on the cover the the book by Hilary Spurling.

Liquid ink pen on typing paper.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Selfie practice

My current goal in selfie drawing--to give myself level eyes. I think they're level in reality, but seldom in my drawings.

Prismacolor pencil on random laid paper.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

a drawn facsimile

Attempting a drawn version.

On Aquabee Superdeluxe paper.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

a sunflower for a native Kansan

This was a wonderful gift. Having grown up in Kansas, a sunflower has special significance somehow. Love the glowing yellow!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

smeary pencil

Idly messy, capturing more as he actually stayed still.

Pencil on Aquabee Superdeluxe.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

recipe for crunchy eggplant stocks

Watching Dr. Who (David Tennant years) and enjoying my yummy new snack, crunchy eggplant sticks. Creamy and crunchy at the same time.

Friday, August 22, 2014

drawing what's in front of me

Colored pencil on Aquabee Superdeluxe.

I draw little things and paste them into the journal.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Practicing the bear

Drawing, watching a movie, recording the moment.

Pen on Aquabee Sketchbook paper

Saturday, August 16, 2014

All that hair!

Clipped from an Aquabee Superdeluxe sketchbook and pasted into the journal.

Pencil, duh.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Junior Fritz Jacquet's tube faces

On amazing artworks are posted. Sorry for no direct link today, the computer is fighting me.

These are made from toilet paper tubes, squished by Junior Fritz Jacquet into expressive faces. Check him out.

Pencil in the PPP journal

use it or it really IS wasted

Afraid to waste paint? Leave it in the tube to dry or leak or harden.

Or USE it with a brush and surface. Something good will come out, even if it's just in the joy of splashing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rotring Tikky Graphic pens

These flow so well! Never a skip, a hestitation. This is a .01, which is larger than other pens of that size.

Doodling int he smooth paper journal.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Picasso quote

Dust is too mild a word. How about chaos, or pain, or stress or burden . . . those seem more accurate to what making art means to me.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

red bunnies

Strathmore drawing paper pasted into the journal. One nose escaped.

Friday, August 08, 2014

hatched cat, learning from Andrea Joseph

Inspired by Andrea Joseph, from Sketchbook Skool. I'm finally getting the hang of hatching

Pitt S marker on Aquabee Superdeluxe

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The best can opener

Never fails, good in a power outage, doesn't take up counter space.

Bic Cristal pen on Aquabee Superdeluxe paper.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

flower doodle

Pen in the Peter Pauper Press journal

Monday, August 04, 2014

rugged cowboy

This is actually a published writer, whose picture was in the Globe.

Maybe he's a cowboy, too.

Ballpoint pen on Aquabee Superdeluxe paper.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

180-degree paws

He had one front paw pointing west and the other pointing east.

An interesting, different shape for a cat pose.

Colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Green Lizzie

Green ballpoint in the PPP journal. A lot of writing shows through from the back.

Blue Jay

From 2 photos, overlapped.

Colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.