How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
Looking for June quotes, I came across this one. I LOVE how Dr. Seuss made up his own words! What an imagination!
Yes, time has “flewn” so very quickly! And yes, it’s June….and a very HOT one it has been so far. Not my favorite season, this so-hot-but-not-even-summer-yet kind of weather, that we seem to have just about every end of May, into June. Not a fan. In fact, it just makes me tired…and though I have loads of artwork I want to try…I am sluggish. On days it’s too tiring to paint, I read about painting. Or watch class videos on drawing or painting. Or sometimes I just veg on the couch and watch a good British mystery. I rarely recommend movies or shows, but I just finished one called Doctor Thorne on Amazon (free if you have Prime). If you like Anthony Trollope (The Way We Live Now) or Jane Austen (Emma and Pride and Prejudice) you will love this series.
My love for making art never wanes. When I’m too whooped to paint, drawing with my pens, pencils, colored pencils, etc…makes me happy. I can do this on the couch (and even in my pajamas, if need be).
I’ve been drawing a lot on toned paper, and really loving the look of it. When you add a little colored pencil to it…it gets quite dreamy.
While I was on the phone, I started drawing on the cardboard on the table. I liked it so much, I decided to add colored pencil.
I am loving Prismacolor pencils lately…so much!
And I am playing around with more pens. I found a few inexpensive pens at the art store and decided to add a wash to them, with an aquabrush. I love how the shading happens…
And I am still loving the look of Scribble Art portraits.
I started a new journal a few weeks ago, and have been filling it with faces…
Most of these faces are from Master Drawings found in museums. This is from a portrait of Anthony van Dyck.
And some of these are drawings from my paintings. This one was inspired by a painting of a painting, by Marie Laurencin. This has been a fun way to practice faces. It’s a small book, about 4 x 5 inches, but a great way to do quick sketches. I hope by the end of summer, it is filled with fun little portrait sketches!
I didn’t know that Strathmore made a paper pad specifically for Colored Pencil, until I went into a small art store in a university town. I thought I would give it a try.
I like the texture of this paper very much! And color pencil work looks great on it!
Last month, I decided to try an assignment from Gillian Lee Smith’s class, Drawn to Expression. It called for spraying your watercolor paper with water, then adding ink and paint, and spraying it again, and then adding pencils, and more ink, and letting things flow. A lesson in looseness, and to play with the unexpected.
When they had dried, I went in with colored pencils, carbon paper, and graphite, to add more detail.
How’s this for looseness?!?!?! I really LOVE how these turned out. I would have never thought to work this way. This is an awesome class assignment (an awesome class!) and I can’t wait to get back to some of the exercises.