Sunday, February 28, 2016

While I Wait This is What I Draw


This is the kind of drawing I enjoy doing while I wait. Lately, it has been during the mornings while I wait for the steel cut oats to cook.

Cheers-
Darlene

Friday, February 26, 2016

Illustration Friday (Village)


The theme for Illustration Friday is Village. I think I'd like these two cats as my neighbors, although I don't know if I could keep up with their standard of creative living. You have until next Friday to submit an illustration if you'd like to participate over at Illustration Friday. If not, it is a great place for inspiration.

Cheers-
Darlene

Friday, February 19, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Break Out of the Box


I'm going to unbox myself and do something new this year...which is to go beyond my typical 90 miles radius of my home, and travel somewhere out there, to enjoy new creative energy. I'll take my sketchbook and paints and see what happens.

Yipee,
Darlene

Love Day

Happy Valentine's Day,
Cheers-
Darlene

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Morning Drawings


I start my mornings with little drawings. Hubby starts with coffee. Drawing is my coffee.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Figurine Drawings


 I like to draw figurines in different poses. Here you go...do you know who they are?


Front View


Back View

Side View

Belly Down View



Friday, February 5, 2016

Stillman & Birn Alpha Series



I love working the pages of a Stillman & Birn Alpha series. I've used the Alpha, Beta , Gamma and Zeta and cherish them all. I applied layers of watercolor and wiped some off with a rag. Then I added Liquitex Gesso and wiped some of it with a rag. I repeated these steps until I had a chalky looking background.

I used a micron #3 pen to draw the woman. I covered it with two layers of gesso until a white ghost-like shape resulted. I added collage ephemera and then drew the woman and baby.

I used Schmincke watercolors to add the base colors and highlighted areas with Prisma colored pencils.

That's an office supply stamp in the bottom corner and up the left side of the page.

I like the discovery of experimenting with products that aren't intended to be used together such as watercolor over acrylic gesso.

Cheers,
Darlene