Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Pastels are exicitng, but very, very messy! I think they are great for backgrounds (I HATE doing backgrounds for colored pencil work -- too tedious for me) and for certain subjects.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Title: "But, Mom! Dad? Please?"
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
WetCanvas.com This website is a tremendous repository for all things art, from beginner to professional.
Drawing and Sketching Forum - Weekly Drawings
March 23-29, 2009
March 30 - April 5, 2009
Watermedia Form - Monthly Challenge
This space reserved for Zebras
Classical Art Forum - Various masters are studied and then submissions are done in the style of that artist. There are several ongoing projects. Klimt, Botticelli, and Japanese antique-style.
And, I have my birthday present, Sanda Angelo's colored pencil course, Level 4-1. Below is my first attempt on colored paper. Most of my lesson projects are actually better drawings than Madame Plum Blossom here, but they are in my sketchbook and I don't want to scan that! It would be like scanning one's underwear.
All-media Paint-outs (you can win $50!)
#12 Five Objects 4/6/09 - Dear John
#13 Non-floral Spring 5/18/09
(Not kidding here, either.)
Everytime I do a lesson project, or a challenge, I learn something the fun way. Better than real life, where I learn everything the hard way!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
From photograph taken in Montana, 2006. "KEL". 8"x10", graphite on Strathmore drawing paper. Now that I post this, I can see things I could have "fixed". But, all-in-all, I'm pretty happy with this one. Makes me want to do more.
So, I have started a series of (whatelse?) grandchildren. Namely, mine (of course). Here is my WIP, Olivia.