“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~Robin Williams
I have been working on the quilt I started three years ago 🙂 I’ll post photos next time of some new blocks I have finished the past few days. I want to get that project finished soon so I can start on some other quilt blocks.
In the meantime, I have a few sketchbook pages to share. This first photo is actually watercolor on a sheet of 9×12 Strathmore Sketch loose paper. It’s only 50 lb weight and it wrinkled a bit. I started with a watercolor wash, let that dry and used black paint and drew the face over the colors. I also used a black marker to further define the features and hair.
These are random drawings from a flower and plant motif book:
This are some strips of watercolor that I glued down and doodled over them:
Metal rooster drawing made from a photo taken at a local steak house:
Violet lady watercolor sketch with brush:
Painting on an old book page glued into my sketchbook:
Black watercolor on wet paper:
These last two are watercolor abstracts:
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton
I have a few things to share. Sketchbookery class has ended but I’m still drawing and painting. I am using student grade watercolors until I see if my interest in this medium will last beyond a few months. I also have a Prang’s set of cheapie watercolors that work very well for beginners(me).
Here’s a chart of my Pelikan Paints. I assigned names for the colors:
Charts of my other paints:
Here’s a spread in my handmade booklet I mentioned in a previous post:
Last week my mother had a procedure at the hospital. I took some photos of people waiting and waiting out in the wait area. I drew these with a brush and burnt umber(Van Gogh student paint ):
This next effort is from two different photos taken of my two sisters waiting with me. Sisters, if you are reading this, I know it doesn’t look like you….you two are much prettier and more attractive than this. Also, I know I need some anatomy drawing lessons 🙂
I drew this next one with a Bic grip ballpoint pen. I was looking at a black and white drawing in Women, a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century sources by Dover Books. I had a second try at drawing the hands. It’s still not correct but I liked it when I finished painting it.
And, here’s Happy from my Happy Meal bag. I know he’s supposed to have legs. The Happy I was looking at didn’t have legs and I didn’t notice until I finished him:
I’m so far behind on my 4×4 series. I will have to catch up, somehow.
I can’t believe it’s the last day of July!