I was experimenting with a technique I found on YouTube called painted circles. I wasn’t overly thrilled with it, but I do think it has promise for another time. When I was finished, I glued it into my humble Canson sketchbook and called it a night.
This is the result. It’s acrylic paint, Neocolor II crayons, a torn book page (I hate to tear books, but this one was reallllly bad, so it was actually gratifying)….and that’s about it. There’s some scraps from the painting I just cut up in there too. I’ve been in a “play with color” place lately, but I’ll be picking up my faces challenge again soon!
Enjoy your Tuesday. I hope you find time to play today. It’s good for you. Peace.
There is nothing sweeter than the eyes of a dog. A challenging, foreshortened view that I’m still working on rendering just right, but every single time, such a joy to try and capture. Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your lovely photos. And thank you, Charlie, my partner in crime! You both inspire me.
Saturdays are inspiring too! Beef stew will bubble in the crockpot, some kind of cool gluten-free chocolate chunk bars will be baking in the oven…..and then let the weekend dance continue with color galore! Happy almost February…..peace.
I came across an image that grabbed me by the throat recently at Paint My Photo. The photographer is Paul Sherman, and his wildlife images will wow you.
This was a quick “I should really be sleeping” type of sketch, but wouldn’t it be amazing to sharpen a whole bunch of colored pencils and have a go at a detailed painting of this gorgeous photo? Here is a live link to the image. You will have to setup a free account at Paint My Photo to view it. If you’re an artist, it’s worthwhile. The photographers there graciously share their work with the art community, which is a beautiful thing indeed.
Who’s dancing? Time to splatter and splash in big splotches of paint this weekend! Peace.
My Polychromos colored pencils once again helped me out with this little sketch in my Strathmore mixed media art journal. I may just have to make time tonight to sketch the whole bunch! I just love bluebirds, and Kathy captures them from every angle. Sometimes they look so disgruntled, which always makes me laugh. Thanks again, Kathy! You are a huge blessing to us all!
Stay tuned for another famous face tomorrow. Not an American and not a sports figure! Woo hoo! 😀 I just hope I can resurrect it…….we shall see if the portrait gods are with me! Peace.
While watching TV last night, I was sketching faces in front of me the whole time. (It’s a great way to practice, if you’re into faces.) Time for bed, and I happened to see this book cover…and I just had to do a quick preliminary sketch, to see if I could capture their essence. For a quick sketch, I was happy with it. I’m happier with the man’s face than the cat’s, but I’d like to revisit this image and try and do it some justice. Don’t they look like a wonderful pair? Apparently, the man was a heroin addict, and this cat wouldn’t leave him alone. He wound up turning the man’s life around. I just love stories like that!
Enjoy your Saturday. I may be dancing with a ski mask and gloves on today, but I’ll be dancing! Stay warm and keep those pencils and brushes moving! 🙂