Saturday, May 24, 2014
The drawing prompts this month
from my facebook group,
Doodle Day are all nature based.
Playing catch up with this post, had internet issues.
Here were these prompts and what I drew:
May 11 Cave
May 12 Dogwood
May 13 Cliff
May 14 Rocks
May 15 Forest
May 16th Desert
May 17th Daisy
May 18th (I chose a girl) Iris
May 19th Eucalyptus trees
May 20th Apple tree
May 21st Weeping willow
May 22nd Peach tree
May 23rd Rosemary
and May 24th Lemon, whew.
I was pretty intimidated by some of the posts.
I think a few of my colored pencil drawings
might have been more effective in paint.
I surprised myself with others,
Who knew drawing a rock pile
could be such fun?
Guess it doesn't matter what you draw,
as long as you keep at it.
AND keep challenging yourself!
Friday, May 9, 2014
|Beard Nest: black and white pencil on gray|
The nest in the beard was done with black and white pencil on gray paper, inpsired by the book, The Bird in Santa's Beard.
|Bird of Paradise: colored pencil/gray paper|
|Camperdown Elm: brown pencil/tan paper|
It's hard to capture the true colors of a Bird of Paradise. Their colors actually seem to glow.
The Camperdown Elm is an actual tree that grows in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. I kept thinking of Steven Speilburg's characters when I was drawing all the variations in the trunk.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
every mountain climbed yields a new reward in the learning process. So I carry on, pencils in hand. It may prove to be a long month unless I figure out a way to add more humor to my work. This is very ho-hum for me.