Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ram reads in his restful recliner.
Colored pencil on gray cardstock.
Monday, September 22, 2014
My idea here was to show the school bus the afternoon after the school Halloween party.
Wasn't happy with the outcome. I drew so small I couldn't get the detail I like in the background.
Guess I have to work larger than 8.5 x 11. [From a prompt on Doodle Day, a facebook group.]
Sunday, September 21, 2014
I guess you could "count" the snowflakes as stars.
I totally fogot about the star prompt in this one. I think my original idea was to use a star shaped spotlight, which in hindsight was a good idea.
Oh well sometimes my artist brain takes over my writer brain, what can I say?
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I did, however, find some great photos of junk sculpture to inspire the finished drawing below.
Obviously, I left the prompt, GREEN, to give more emphasis my tongue-twisting title.
What would I do differently?
1. Try to make the window more evenly colored.
2. Be more aware of perspective.
(Yes, my cubes are wonky.)
It was fun doing this drawing.
I think it's ok.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
I adore the colors here but am not 100% happy with the composition.
And if you are an oboe player, please don't cringe at my hand positions....
1. FULLY research your inspiration images before starting.
2. ALWAYS sketch out your composition before diving into the details.
The title is "The orangutan orchestra plays an oboe opus."
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Sketch: I wanted an octopus in an office organizing...I like the expression of the sketch, but ended up not using it in the final colored pencil drawing.
Final: An orange Oriental octopus organizes his office.
It's funny how you can see mistakes you overlook when working once you digitize your work. Although I like the color, I think the sketch had more life. I was too focused on having eight arms showing. The symmetry made the image too static.
Friday, September 5, 2014
My drawing is
"Tigers turn and twist between triangular tubes."
Love my tigers, cringe at my climbing dome....waaaay off.
I should have sketched it first. Duh.
Guess I'm a slow learner.
Doodle Day is a facebook group. I'm not posting any of my drawings that take longer than one hour.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Finished work was ho-hum. Not too excited about how it turned out. I struggled with the shadows. Guess I need to do some research on how to draw shadows.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I'm having fun making up tongue twisting titles for each September prompt. Some of the images will be pretty crazy. Be warned!
Monday, September 1, 2014
EEK! I forgot to post these images from my July study.
Here they are better late than never.
More from the series I did in July:
Animals with a Twist
All were based on prompts from the Facebook group, Doodle Day.
Sir Chim Panze
Black and white pencil on gray paper.
Heddy LeMur film star
Black, white and yellow pencil on black paper.
Love those 1930-40's fashions!
I enjoyed sketching this powdery moth with it's feathery wings.
V: Viceroy Butterfly
Two dollars worth of black pencil went into this image. [Boy was I tired of black!]
Every few drawings, seems like I have to break out of the "scientific-realistic" mode and give myself something playful to work on. The web spinner as an Ancient Egyptian with a pyramid-like web.
Once native to North America, now extinct. What a loss...how lovely it was.
Yikes! Gave me shivers the whole time I was drawing it. Creepy insect.
Have to say as much as I don't like insects, it was a good month to push my media boundaries. I learned a lot.
THANK YOU DOODLE DAY for the nudge!
[Doodle Day is an online facebook group for folks who like to draw.]
Although this has a nice reference to aboriginal art, I wasn't happy with the end product. The background was too much for colored pencils.
Ah....my favorite fall colors. Was satisfied with this image.
Loved this drawing. The rhinoceros beetle is a real challenge. I nailed it...if I do say so myself!
This needs explaining. The stink bug has a dry looking gray back. When I was studying it to draw, all I could think of was Boris Karloff in the Mummy, with his dry peeling crusty skin....so I incorporated his image on the back of the bug.
I challenge you to say that three times quickly. I couldn't say it once without a cartoon image popping in my mind, so here's the outcome.
Found images of a pink Katydid and this is the end image. Why not have sugary insects on cupcakes?
This is actually one of my favorite images from the series. I love his expression. The lighting was pretty successful.
I'm not sure this is a real insect. I found an image on the internet that inspired me and went with my version.
I was attracted to the texture and subtle color changes. The netwing
was fun to draw.
O: Olive Fruit Fly
I liked the way this one turned out.
I'm learning a lot about my media with these insect studies. Pushing the pencil is good exercise.