I’m starting a new project inspired by two books and the antsy feeling I’ve been having lately every time I approach my work. It’s hard to explain, but let’s see if this resonates with you at all.
Ideas, thumbnails, experiments and everything else that one puts in a sketchbook.
Watercolor mixes are an interesting part of the painting process. Today we explore the color green using various shades of yellow and blue.
If you do two dog sketches in a row, can you claim it as a theme? Anyway I worked on a sketch of a Border Collie today in my Moleskine sketchbook (smooth paper!) with my beloved Blackwing pencil.
This summer I’m drawing a lot of dogs (cats, too!) using graphite – specifically a Blackwing pencil. Because they are so soft it’s forcing me to be looser in my style, much the way charcoal does. And I’m loving the free feeling of this style of mark making.
Last week I turned in my final drawing, took my final (yes – a final exam!), and submitted my peer reviews – and this week my certificate arrived!
This week is all about mammals and birds. I spent about 3 days watching documentaries on YouTube about the African Elephant. This one is my favorite. While watching I made some gesture sketches. They were a mess! – you get to see the two that at least looked like an animal… Then I worked on […]