Jolie when she was just a puppy. Pen and ink with some watercolor.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Walking around Joann's last week, I came across Prismacolor markers. These markers are water base, so using a water brush to spread the color is no problem. I've seen the ink base Prismacolor markers, so I was surprised to see these.
These markers were perfect for my backyard painting session, using a limited palette. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised with the color saturation.
I started out with the blue marker to sketch in the bird. Then I switch colors to do the flowers, and finally used the orange and yellow for the background. When everything was dry, I went back in with my black sharpie to define the shapes.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
My new past time, while the weather is comfortable to sit outside in my back yard, is to paint. I go through my IPAD photo's and pick something out and see what I come up with.
I'm using Prang watercolor pan set of 16 colors. I wanted something that was portable with a limited palette and this fit the bill.
So this painting was created using the above watercolor set using a water brush. I think I probably worked on this for about an hour. The nice thing about painting outside was that the paint dried quickly, so I was able to complete the painting in one sitting. The painting measures 8 1/4" by 5 1/4". I used 140lb watercolor paper.
Friday, May 16, 2014
This was suppose to be a dog, but looks more like a bear, but I'll go with a dog in my backyard. I started with a white gel ink pen, but wanted to add some color to the dog, so I pulled out my Schminke gouache. Once the dog was painted, I felt the painting need something more, so I added a flower pot and brick on the background.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I love contour drawing. It's so simplistic and easy. Not to long ago I discovered Dylusions Ink Spray by Ranger.
After doing my contour drawing of the giraffe I wanted to add color and didn't want to spend the time adding watercolor. I was in Joann's and happen to see a display of the Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray, so I bought a couple of packages. I picked out 3 colors, pure sunshine,post box red, and fresh lime. I just sprayed away and instantly had color on my giraffe. As you can see, I probably should of mopped up some of the color, but for a first time using the ink spray, I was happy with the results. Here's a link for Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray.