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Fluffy Trees Drawing

A quick drawing again tonight as I’ve spent most of the night studying. Midterms next week and a 10 page paper   Fun times and not much time for art. 

This was at least a little stress relieving. 

Old Tree Drawing

Just a small drawing tonight of a tree. 

A quick pen sketch in my small drawing journal. In all the things I’ve drawn, I’m actually surprised I haven’t done a tree yet. 

The black mark on the page is actually from my nail polish rubbing off when I was erasing the sketc lines. Sigh. 

The feather was from a few days ago. Another small pen drawing in my small journal. 

A little pink elephant who lost her balloon that I doodled up in class tonight. 

Lion Girl Drawing

Tonight’s girl was done in pen in my little drawing journal. Her hair reminds me of a lion’s mane, which is why I called her the lion girl. 

I don’t use pens very often in my art, unless it’s for outlining or writing. I find them challenging but it’s good to challenge yourself, right?

Poppies Line Drawing

I like the starkness of tonight’s art. 

Simple black lines on a white page. 

The poppies are very simple too. Four petals each and the lines to indicate the flow of the petals. 

Done in my sketchbook with a Faber-Castell Pitt pen. 

Doodle Stars and Other Art

Here is the link to today’s art. 

A quick zentangle picture done in my little art journal. 

This is what I did last night. A quick charcoal sketch of a girl with her hair up. 

Change Journal Page Materials

Ok, hopefully today is a better day technologically speaking. Here is the materials list for yesterday’s journal page.

Materials Used:

  • Liquitex professional gesso
  • Liquitex basics acrylics
    • cadmium orange
    • cadmium yellow light
    • cadmium red light
    • light blue
  • Tim Holtz distress stains
    • ground espresso
    • mustard seed
    • barn door
  • Tim Holtz distress paint – picket fence
  • Faber-Castell Pitt pens
  • Staedtler triplus fineliner
  • Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels
  • Prima soft neutrals watercolour pencils

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Something happened. Something inside just, clicked. All of a sudden I feel like this? This is the art in supposed to be making. It’s messy. And chaotic. But it feels so right.

 I can’t get over how right it feels to make this. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love all the art I’ve been making and will continue to make the different things I do, but this? Is where I was headed all along I think.

 Today started with a simple concept. A blue and orange canvas. Easy, lovely colour contrast. But, umm, it grew.

   Started adding more and more layers of colours, flowers, and little doodles.
  Painted the centers of the flowers white with gesso and then doodled in the centers.

 To say I’m happy with the past few days of art is a major understatement.

 This is my happy spot.

Materials Used:

  • barcelona 12′ x 16″ canvas from deSerres
  • Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels from deSerres
  • Liquitex professional gesso from Michaels
  • Liquitex basic acrylics from Michaels
    • titanium white
    • cadmium yellow light
    • cadmium orange
    • cadmium red light
    • brilliant yellow green
    • bright aqua green
    • light blue
  • Liquitex professional ink
    • turquoise (came from the free sample I received at deSerres)
    • quinacridone magenta from The Paint Spot
  • Faber-Castell brush Pitt pens from The Paint Spot
  • Golden series 1 from The Paint Spot
    • carbon black
    • manganese blue
  • Golden fluid acrylic sepia
  • Prima Finnabair Net & Wire Stamps

Blue Girl Materials

Today was fun. I wanted to use watercolours and the elegant writer pens again and wanted to try them with a girl. I wanted to make her hair to be blowing in the wind and see what kind of textures is get with the pencils and pens. And lots and lots of water.

I’d like to think this is who I might be on the inside. Bright, colourful, and sparkling. It doesn’t come out often but I think this is who I am when I create art.

Materials Used:

Elegant Writer – What?

I’ve been wanting to do today’s sketch since I saw a YouTube video by CeeCee Creations. I got these pens from Michaels and couldn’t wait to sketch.  

 Elegant Writers are calligraphy pens by Speedball and they do this neat thing when you get the ink wet. The ink bleeds. But it doesn’t just bleed black or gray though. It bleeds this really pretty green and fuschia. Not sure how, it’s all in the ink composition and I love the results.  

  Pretty, right? And all I did was do my sketch using the Fine 2.0 mm tip and take a waterbrush and go over the lines to wet the ink and make it bleed. 

Materials Used:

  • Elegant Writer pen by Speedball
  • Waterbrush from The Paint Spot
  • 300 Series Strathmore Mixed Media Journal

(Yes, my journal has been well used. Lots of mixed media spreads in here. One day I’ll post them all.)

Charcoal Egg and Other Stuff Materials

Here is the link to today’s arting. 

I did more charcoal and, while the dark shading worked, I find myself looking at the highlights and thinking it could use more work.  

This was very straightforward. Generals 5B Charcoal in my 300 Series Strathmore 9″ X 12″ journal. 

The other stuff was a bit more complicated. I took a bookbinding basics class today, put on by a member of CBBAG (pronounced cabbage, which I think is too cute). We learned 2 basic stitches, pamphlet and a line stitch. We also learned a few different knots used and made a book cradle. This journal, is the end result of a full day of learning and making.   

 I made a few mistakes on it but I learned lots and can’t wait to make my next one. 

I also made myself a bracelet. I’ve been looking at a lot of handmade beads lately and it made me dig out my stash and make something (I’m a terrible crafter – I don’t make, I hoard). 

 Copper and lampworked beads.