Thursday, April 23, 2009

Illustration Friday Entry

This is my first entry into the Illustration Friday Challenge. This week was Impossibility. I chose my cat Moppet as my inspiration because she is always jumping to impossible heights that no other cat would think of.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Virtual Sketch Date

This is a watercolor I did for this weeks Virtual Sketch Date. I haven't done a lot of watercolor and I started to get lost in my greens so decided I better stop.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Portrait of my daughter

This is a sketch I am still working on for an art course I am taking. It is from a black and white photo copy of a school picture. It is my very first portrait and it is taking me a very long time to get it done. The lips and eyes are driving me crazy. Her eyes came out quite dark in the photocopy, almost as dark as her pupil, and they aren't as lively looking as they should be. I thought I would post it as I work on it so I can see the progression as well as letting others see it and also in case I wreck it. Any comments would be appreciated. I'm a thick skinned beginner so say what you like. I can only progress and learn from honesty.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

EDM Challenges 6 and 10

Well, I was trying to draw Mrs. Beasley, my favorite doll. She was from the show "Family Affair" Something blobby happened with the nose turning her into a dog faced doll. I'll have to try again sometime, she deserves much better. The quote above the drawing,"I'm Dolly Tina... is from an episode of the old black and white Twilight Zone

The drawing of my hand looks a bit twisted but unfortunately that is what my hand looks like.

EDM #11 Draw your glasses

These are my new glasses. A little off.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


My first two tries at ATC's

Book I've enjoyed

I hadn't heard of artist trading cards until I came across this book. After placing an order on Amazon, it was recommended. It teaches a variety of techniques that could be used in other art projects. My daughter and I have really enjoyed it. She can produce so many of them so fast. I have only made a few. I tend to use them when I am thinking of larger projects. I do artist trading cards first, then I can do two or three or more look and decide which version I like the most and make it into a larger piece of art.