Saturday, December 20, 2014

U.S., Cuba End 53 Years of Enmity


This week I've been sketching news stories.  It started with a fabulous photograph on the front page of the National Post on Thursday, which became this drawing.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Getting Ready for the New Year


Gouache sketch of the Sea of Galilee

At this time of the year, I start to prepare for the New Year.  I think about what my "Word of the Year" will be, and what kind of planner I will use.  I've been experimenting with planner options since November, and my latest idea is to incorporate it into my sketchbook.  I've long been a fan of Jenny's Sketchbook, so I thought I'd try next week using her format.  I painted this sketch of the Sea of Galilee and then drew in the planner information.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Twelve Tags of December


Awhile ago I wrote about using acrylics in a small space, and how I was trying it after seeing Rae Missigman do it so well.  To do that, I'm participating in her Twelve Tags of December project.  As usual, I was late jumping on the band wagon - we wouldn't want to do anything too spontaneous would we?  So, I have a little catch-up to do.  These are the first three tags I did all at once.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wonky Saucepans


Pencil Crayon on Gray Cardstock

Friday was library day.  I love library day.  Can we have it every day, please?

There were three drawing books on the shelf, so I scooped them up and began hungrily devouring them.  This drawing is much wonkier than the one in "Drawing with Coloured Pencils" by Jonathan Newey, so the result is quite different.  But I sure enjoyed drawing on coloured paper!