Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Working Through Ellipses and Perspective

I worked this little sketch with the pill bottle and after done I knew something wasn't quite right.  For some reason I've had a really hard time with ellipses and perspective. 

Although I'm not one to take time with VP, lines, and boxes to figure out perspective, I decided maybe I should do so this time so I could understand things a bit better.  Here is an exercise I worked....

After working the exercise, I decided to print off a scan of my sketch above with the bear and using VP, Lines, and Boxes, I was able to determine the areas throwing things off.....starting with the placement of the bottle neck.   However, I was off in other areas too.  I may still be off a bit with the correction but it definitely looks better plus I have a better understanding than I did before.  This was an informative and fun exercise for myself :-)

More Pen and Ink plus Watercolor

Worked in the Handbook....

Various Pen & Ink plus Watercolor

It's been a bit hit and miss for me but I HAVE managed some sketching and painting........

Thursday, April 3, 2014

No Sew Folding Journal

This post is sharing a video by Cathy Johnson on making a no-sew quick folding accordion journal and what I did with my first attempt.

Cathy Johnson's youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CffQyRdTDUc&feature=youtu.be

I used a sheet of A3 Cartridge paper following Cathy's video on folding.  Then decided to use this little journal for recording my Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils.  I chose not to add a cover but instead used the front as title page and colored it with one of my favorite combination of primaries.

First of several pages I played with the various primary colors I have in the set.  Then a page (or two) for each color I have so far.  I also included the "language of color" or what each color can mean to people.

This was a lot of fun and next I will probably dig out some of my sheets of Fabriano Artistico 140lb Cold Press paper to make additional journals.

Sample of a few of my Pages

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ink Sampler Chart

Playing with inks from the Sampler vials from Goulet Pens.  I used a dip pen for these in my Zeta sketchbook.

Shadows for Yellow

Experimenting with color shadows on Yellow.....Zeta sketchbook

*I posted this in another thread but decided to separate it out to organize better under my charts.
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