Thursday, May 14, 2015

BIC is My Favorite Ball Point Pen



BIC wins the Prize for my favorite ball point pen. (I buy them by the box full.) There are not any BIC pens I do not like but this is my all - time - stand - by for note taking, journal writing, list making, doodling, and drawing. It's a smooth writer and never spits ink back at me. Blue ink makes me happiest with this particular pen.

Click here for happy.    www.bicworld.com

What's your favorite ball point pen?

Cheers-
Darlene

Monday, May 11, 2015

Crosshatching Kitty Fur


Giving these kitty's fur some style with crosshatching using a Micron Pen. I am so tempted to add a bit of color was to the hats but am focusing on B&W only. Need to purchase a pen in grey shade.

The reference source for these drawings from a newspaper article about the newly released book, "Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty," by Sara Thomas. (Running Press)

Cheers-
Darlene

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kitty Hats



I saw an article in the newspaper about this newly released book and I knew I had to draw the kitties in hats. Here are four. I will draw the other five so stay tuned.

Sara Thomas author of "Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty." (Running Press, 112 pages, $16.95)

Cheers-
Darlene

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This and That in a Teeney Sketchbook by Lapin Barcelona





These sketches were done in a teeney sketchbook (3.5 x 5.5). The sketchbook cover is designed by Lapin Barcelona.


Art by LAPIN  www.miquelrius.com

The paper is smooth and a light cream color ( I prefer white) but I wanted a book by Lapin. I found it at the Kenyon College Bookstore where I find many unique things. I'm working to fill the pages with simple drawings of ordinary things.


Cheers,
Darlene

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Big Head Drawing


One of Lapin Barcelona's assignments for Sketchbook Skool www.sketchbookskool.com was to draw Big Head portraits similar to his style. He draws using live models but I didn't have a model at the ready so I used the following photos for reference.





These are my daughters (yes, artistic and creative souls). This is the set up they staged for a Halloween Trick or Treat night outside my house. I live in a huge stone house that appears "castle-like" or "haunted"...take your pick. So it was the perfect backdrop for this Halloween magic. They did not move. They appeared mannequin or doll-like. A child would approach to look closer and maybe reach out to touch when one of them would move. The child would scream and run off. Perfect Halloween fun!

Cheers-
Darlene