Just a few more quickie sketches, playing around. It was a very windy day, and wind—the kind that knocks things over and the kind that comes from flying along down the road—turned into my starting point. Hoping to get a few things wrapped up this week….
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Last night, while taking a break from more serious work, I made a very fast pencil sketch that came out in a style a bit different from what I’ve always done. I also did some fast, loose watercolor, again a little different from the usual. This is interesting to me, because normally, even when I [...]
The second dress is done—I think. I’m not sure I’m pleased with this one. Same idea: loose lines, loose reference to the original so it’s similar but not exact spatially, but even so…. I know I dislike the way the outline of the dress ended up less straight and angular than the original. (This is [...]
Today I’m trying to take advantage of the bright sunlight and warmer temps, the starting-to-green grass, and iTunes on shuffle as motivation to continue my work on this series of painted dresses. I’ve been finding myself so distracted that I have trouble pulling myself into the work (what’s new?), but it does feel good once [...]
That’s been me since I was old enough to read—nose stuck in a book while everything else floats around me. It is not doing much to help with my pervasive creative silence right now, but I can’t help myself! This is just a little sketch I did to try to spur myself into some drawing. [...]
This is one of three pieces I’m working on for a friend. (You might have seen a bit of a sample here.) She has these beautiful ceramic dresses that she bought overseas, and they are very meaningful to her. Recently she asked if I would create painted versions of them that she could use on [...]
I keep meaning to write something here, but with all the thinking about working and intending to work and regretting that I spent so much time thinking that I never ended up working, I’ve been entirely too busy. (Ugh!) I’m a little stuck on something I need to do but don’t want to, and also [...]
Along with all the organizing I wrote about last week, I have finally gotten around to preparing and listing a watercolor/mixed media painting I did … oh, wow, I just checked the date, and I didn’t realize it has been so long. It’s from October 2011. Geez. Anyway, I started this one as an exercise [...]
I’ve got something new in the works. Ok, something new/old, because I’m using some existing artwork, but I’m adding some new stuff too. I think the overall collection is going to be really cool. The idea came when I needed something special to send with my kid to school. Can you guess what it’s going [...]
The sketch you see here is more (but still not exactly) like what I had been envisioning when I started the drawings you saw in my last post. In my head it was much more … roundish. The chair was smaller than the person, instead of the other way around. The coloring was more “digital-looking,” [...]