Monday, February 27, 2012

Technique: Color

this is for homework for the Alisa Burke sketch class, Technique: Color.
i just got a Sepia Micron pen. and i love it!!
it stands off the page a little, i think.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


another sketch, this one is from a very cool poppy pic i found on Flickr. i like the way the colors blended in the background right under the main poppy.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blind Contour Sketches

this is for the Alisa Burke Sketch class homework for Blind Contour drawing.
i only looked at the shells for the outline shape and did not look at the paper as i sketched, then went back to do the details.
it was a fun exercise!
again, no color.
i also used a Q-tip for smudging/shading. i think i like Q-tips better than paper stumps for shading.
this is pencil, and charcoal.
this one is Laura's shell. i sketched it from every angle, it is a very cool shell, but i didn't get a pic of it. this is done in a Micron pen.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stippling Shells

the shells are from our trips to Seagrove Beach, FL. oh, i wish i was there right now!
the sketches are for the Alisa Burke Sketch class. the homework was using ink only, with dots or lines as shadows/shading.

i used to do stippling in art class in high school, this brought back memories of those classes. i like the crosshatching a little more.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

A little while ago, I used some of Michelle's A Muse butterfly dies on some polka dot paper. I like the wings folded up to make it look like they are flying above the A Muse flower.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thank You Dad!

I have always liked bees, and this "Honey Do List" stamp goes perfectly.
Dad has been fixing a few things around the house, and so I thought this stamp was fitting.
I colored the bee's wings with a glaze pen, it is subtle but I like it.