Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Made a self-portrait and inked it on a whim. The poor Moleskin was totally unprepared.
Why is it that when I draw myself, my normally messy hair looks miraculously good and my face looks 10 years younger? Is this the nature of self-portraits? I know many artists who do this also.
Closing self-portrait thought: Unlike selfies, self-portraits are not evidence of vanity so much as evidence that the artist had very few available models.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Through a request, I made 12 watercolor paintings about a newly wed couple, one painting for each month. I enjoyed it immensely, and feel my skill with color grew. Here are a few examples of these paintings, and I hope to upload more when I get a chance.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
"That is why the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind." - C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I wasn't planning on participating this week, but then I got a drawing bug... I'm glad I did, I like this one! I'd love to put it in color with a nice backlight and cast shadows. I'll have to file this in my book of ideas for another time!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
To be honest, I don't really like this piece. But since it is IF, I went ahead and finished it. However, I'd like to spend a little time figuring out what is about this piece I don't like, and maybe sketching around with some solutions. Anyway, here it is. But my other IF's are better. :)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
But there are always moments here and there I can put into my sketchbook. My friend Sara bought me this adorable little 31 purse for carrying my sketchbook. It's the exact size of a moleskin, unzips to lay flat, and has a built-in pencil pouch. Perfect! I've been toting it everywhere and pulling it out even if only for a few seconds.
I did this one, "The Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs," based on a song that comes on my kids' radio. I think it's adorable. I grabbed these moments every day, a few minutes at a time, in the parking lot, waiting for Kindergarten to let out.
This one is based on my father-in-law's true story about a time he took the train in the summer-time, and a little boy was curious about his white beard, sure he was Santa, but trying to act skeptical. Very cute! I want to finish this one, 4 panels, in watercolor and ink. Someday when I finish these commissioned pieces!
Also, in church, sometimes I sit where I can get a good view of others on the other side of the sanctuary, and they don't know I'm drawing them. ;)
In our small group, Katie is one of the pretties mommies I know with such a beautiful little boy. I had to draw them, too.
Here's Mark, who gives announcements at our church.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
For updates on the progress of #2 coming SOON! And more fun from Brian Du Pont at Colring Book Press, click here: http://colringbookpress.tumblr.com/