I always am intrigued by line drawings of face whenever I see them in the Sunday newspaper. So I started to keep a file of clippings of these faces. I thought I'd use them as practice and learning pieces.
I used my Koh-I-Noor magic pencil to draw these. I know there kind of wonky, but that's the whole idea of practicing. I'm hoping if I do enough of these, I'll eventually get the components of human face right.
Sometimes it's good to slow down and just draw. And that is what I've been doing for the past few days. Going through my art studio I came across this big black journal (8.5" x 11"). I had bought it years ago and did a few pages that were collaged and then I just put the journal aside.
So I pulled out my watercolor pencils and again Maddie was good enough to pose for me. I never get tried of drawing or painting her.
When I work with watercolor pencils, it's something about putting the pencil to paper that takes me back to when I was a little girl--coloring, but this time I stay within the lines!
Couple weeks ago as I was walking around Michael's, I came across this cool set of Koh-I-Noor magic FX pack color pencils. So I used my 40% off coupon and bought these puppies home. I experimented with them a little bit, discovering the color changes as you draw. Each time you wrist-twist the color pattern is different.
I liked them so much I decided to see if there were other colors available. After doing an Internet search, I found them available on Amazon. I bought a 12 pack set, unfortunately, shipping cost just as much as the set. These Koh-I-Noor Triangular Magic Multicolored pencils are made in the Czech Republic, hence the reason for the high shipping fee.
As I eagerly await my pencils from the Czech Republic, Maddie was a good girl and allowed me to draw her. I just loved how the color changed as I drew. On this drawing I only used two of the pencils.
One of things I love doing is creating greeting cards for special occasions. I made this small watercolor for my friend Myrna, who lives up in Washington state. She's an avid gardener, so I know she'll enjoy these poppies.
This is a hibiscus flower growing in my backyard. It was so pretty I wanted to capture it while it was still blooming.
To create this painting I sketched an outline with a H pencil. Then I used my Stabilo 3 in 1 crayons to add color. When the paint was dry I went back in with gouache to deepen the colors and finished off with a lattice stencil.