Sunday, October 26, 2014
Old dip pen and Higgins Black Magic Ink in a Moleskine sketchbook. This was done as an assignment for Sketchbook Skool. Instructor Jean-Christophe Defline asked us to sketch a simple drawing in B&W of a person. Do you know how badly I wanted this to be in color? I chose my favorite artist... well, he's in the top three, but if I have to pick one he's it. Who is your favorite?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This is an illustration in watercolor and ink for my local Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) event. www.scbwi.org
The participants had the chioce to write a picture story or illustrate one. I was given a picture story written by another SCBWI member to illustrate. The title of the story was, "The Science Project." The stories and illustrations will be on display in Columbus, OH sometime in the next two months.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Session Three Of Sketchbook Skool is focusing on Storytelling.
Mattias Adolfsson mattiasa.blogspot.com/ asks us to draw from our memory of our first day of school. I remember that day vividly as it is one of my happiest memories.
(Watercolor and Ink/ Moleskine)
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The third session of Sketchbook Skool has started. The focus on this one is "Storytelling." You can join this or the previous two, "Beginnings" and "Seeing." Sketchbook Skool is brilliant and I wouldn't miss it. (neither would Zebra) You can see some videos highlighting the instructors on YouTube.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Horse sculpture characters for Carla Sonheim's "Year of the Fairytale 2014" on-line class. Currently we are studying the fairy tale, "The Magic Horse." I'm molding 3-D characters from the horse sketches I did previously. What's next? Adding these characters to a mixed-media piece.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I am studying Fairy Tales with Carla Sonheim in "Year of the Fairytale 2014." These are imaginary drawings of horses using these exercises, Eyes-Closed Drawings, One Liners, Scribbly One Liners, Wrong-Handed Drawings, Draw Horses in Bed (Literally).
I don't have trouble using my imagination when I draw and paint although doing these exercises showed me some surprise results. I found some new ideas. Next to come? Making a clay sculpture of one of these drawings and adding some color. Stay tuned.