Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I've been playing catch up on my two online classes that I'm taking. Today I worked on Picasso Dogs from the Drawing Lab book by Carla Sonheim. I really got into doing theses dogs. Carla's book really speaks to me on so many levels. I've been trying new techniques that I would of never thought to do.
Basically you start with an eye, then you turn your paper 90 degrees and draw another eye, but bigger. Next turn the paper 90 degrees and draw a nose. Turn paper 90 degrees and draw a tail. Finally connect the elements together and you have yourself a funky dog!.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Another exercise from Drawing Lab. Basically painting random colors using blue, red, and yellow. After the watercolor paint has dried, studying the canvas to see if I could pick out an image. In this case I saw an elephant. I then went back in and attempted to add some values. Fun exercise.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I've been taking an online Drawing Lab class and this was a painting that I did using 5 x 7 canvas. I first applied Golden molding paste which I mixed up with blue acrylic paint allowing it to dry overnight. Then I did a line drawing of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel face over the blue surface. Next I started with the eyes and just worked my way around the face. The nice thing about using acrylic paint is that it dries fast, so I didn't have a lot of down time.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Over on Carla Sonheim http://www.carlasonheim.wordpress.com/ , last week gave an assignment of drawing this owl that she made from fabric. This is my take on the guy. I used watercolor paper 140lbs, and my Tombow, Copic, Sharpie markers to render him. I think he came out kinda of cute.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
The first session was to do practice pieces on index card using a sharpie. After doing over 25 practice pieces, I decided that these three were the ones I wanted to take a step further. Cat's backside is done with watercolor; kitty sitting is just a line drawing; and finally cat laying down is done in Copic markers.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
This is another Iris I did for my Zine..."How to use markers to create colorful work of art." I was experimenting with different markers...Tombow, Copic, Bic, and Crayola markers. I used Crayola markers and a H2O brush to apply color. Color was applied to the tip of the H2O brush and then lightly painted on the drawing. Who'd ever think that children's Crayola markers would look so good!