Saturday, January 21, 2017

Opal and New Friends

It's that time of year for the flu bug to make its way around and this time it appears I'm not going to escape it.  Not being able to sleep, I sat up all night working on this to help focus on something other than how rotten I felt.

And as I often do, I misjudged size and placement of the overall sketch running into the spiral with the bottom corner of the buggy..........ooops     When I started this, I started with Violet working my way down to the right and back up to the left until I finished Toffy.  Worked the cart around them.

The little bears (except "Violet") were Christmas gifts from my husband.  He knows I like these little miniature bears and I ended up with six more friends for Opal.

While visiting my mom in West Virginia,  I took notice of a miniature shopping cart or buggy sitting on her dresser.  I was able to purchase it through Amazon and bought that with the intent of holding other things.  However, when it came in, the bears just seemed to call out they wanted to go for a

And each bear has a name.  The names just seemed to pop in my head without much thought.  Am I silly?  Yeah, but that's OK.  :-)

Strathmore Visual watercolor journal
Staedtler Mars 0.3 mm mechanical pencil
Platinum Carbon pen w/Noodlers Lexington Gray ink
Watercolors (mixed brands)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ink and Wash - People at Old Time Diner

Quick sketching as I practice working quickly as if out on location with no time to fuss around capturing people.

These people are from a diner I ate lunch at yesterday  I had taken a quick photo with my cell phone of people across the room.  Not wanting anyone to know I was taking a photo, I didn't take the time to frame the shot nor did I even try to focus.  Instead I just quickly raised my phone and took the photo  I figured something out of it I might be able to sketch today.

Left under the table area completely blank because I couldn't make it out in the photo......dark and blurred.  I love what the guys shirt

Stonehenge Aqua wc sample paper and Sailor Fude fountain pen with water soluble ink.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quick Pencil Sketch - Instructor Helping Student

This is from Monday's class in The Villages from one of several photos taken so I could continue working at home about that day's experience.

Working the sketch as I wait for 11 a.m. appointment with one of the gals from the sketching group.

I'm getting a bit braver trying to capture some facial features on these small sketches.  Before I would mainly sketch the back of people or leave the faces featureless.  I still have a ways to go though with lots of practice.

Stonehenge Aqua sampler watercolor paper
Staedtler Mars mechanical pencil with 0.3 mm lead

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