Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Quick Sketch





Cleaning my work space and stopped long enough to have a bit if fun with my "writing letters" fountain pen and watercolors. Used a wet brush to make the ink bleed.

Cheers-
Darlene

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sketching at a Cafe


Today I went to my favorite college campus (Kenyon College in Gambier OH) to sketch. While I was there I had a toasted gluten free bagel with tomato, bacon and cheddar cheese. And a big fat chocolate muffin. Thought it was cool of the cats to show up and provide the gag line.

Cheers-
Darlene

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cats Never Lick the Butter

 Layering of YARKA Professional Pan Watercolors and Prisma Colored Pencils.



Layering Prisma Colored Pencils.

What do you think? They don't look Vegan to me!

Cheers-
Darlene

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Is Christmas Over Already...

...because I haven't sent all of my cards out yet.



This really did happen to me this Christmas. No pine smell. We selected our tree at a tree farm, cut it on the spot, and yet there wasn't that burst of pine tree scent in the room that reminds us it is the Christmas season. I did experience a little of that magic Christmas scent on the day I took the ornaments and lights off the tree. The scent of pine finally filled the air so I left it standing naked in my living room for two days just to enjoy it. Now it stands happily on my front porch for the birds. I hang homemade treats on it all winter.

Winter cheer-
Darlene

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sketchbook Skool Bootkamp



I took the first three fabulous courses when Sketchbook Skool(SBS) www.sketchbook skool.com launched in April 2014. Since I completed those three courses, the founders of SBS, Danny Gregory dannygregory.blogspot.com and Koosje Koene koosjekoene.blogspot.com have given us a bonus course titled, "BootKamp." To me the word BootKamp doesn't sound like a bonus, it sounds like exercise but hey, it's FREE! Experiencing art through Sketchbook Skool is an exercise. One that I needed to get started again, to really see the world around me in order to get it onto paper. Drawing this crumpled bill was one of the BootKamp assignments. We are reviewing the original courses but going deeper into the experience. Yep, "going deeper" sounds like BootKamp.

(Micron Pen, YARKA Professional Watercolors, Prisma Colored Pencils)

Cheers-
Darlene