Sunday, August 2, 2015

Drawing From Memory

Handmade Journal, 5.5" x 8.5"
Pencil Crayon

I'm reading Cathy Johnson's "Sketching and Drawing" book.  One of the good lessons is about drawing from memory, which can be useful for drawing birds, people, and other things that move quickly.  The key here is to use the limited time you have with your subject to really look at it.

On the left is a drawing of a wrench I did from memory - after looking at the wrench for a couple of minutes.  Not easy.  On the right I drew it by looking at it.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Just a Kid at Heart

I tried a few of Carla Sonheim's Kids Art Week projects this week.  Here is a cubist dog she showed us.

I couldn't stop at one, so I tried out a face:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Handmade Pocket/Purse Sketchbook

3.5" x 5.5" Handmade Book (5 hole pamphlet stitch)
Gelli Print Cover

I keep a small sketchbook in my purse for "waiting times".  I made a new one this week.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Same Subject Different Medium

Canson XL Multimedia Journal
7 x 10"
Collage on Spritzed Background

Cleaning up my desk, I found some "spare parts" from my gelli print collages.  So, in the journal they went - a watercolor spritzed background gave them a perfect home.  The flowers (cut from book pages) needed a little more contrast, so I added some Portfolio Pastel to them.