Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ah the Road and Intentions!

Here are more two exercises from One Drawing a Day. I'm not moving along daily as I had hoped to do. I'm learning that I must make time to do the exercises and I am getting better at that-not great but better.

#2 is done with dip pens and ink. It's a little tighter than I'd hoped but I did get caught up in the drawing.

#3 was done with bamboo pens and ink. They are "Celestial Dancing Beauties" from Cambodia. There are four of them but the fourth one didn't make the page. They're in the Art Institute of Chicago's Southeast Asia collection. I had great fun doing this drawing. I really got caught up in the movement of the figures.

Another habit I'm trying to cultivate is to withhold judgment and "just do it."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One a Day - Like Vitamins!

This is the first exercise from One Drawing a Day by Veronica Lawlor. I've done a few exercises at random. Now the plan is to start at the beginning and go all the way through - a good way to end the year and prepare for meeting new art goals in in the next! One of my favorite phrases from Day 1 is "experience the drawing."

Friday, November 4, 2011

To Everything There is a Season

These are the last of the zinnia and marigold from the deck. There are a few mums and pansies out there now. The garden (I use the term loosely) was great this year. I don't know, it seemed to thrive on benign neglect.

Drawing and sketching, however doesn't work that way. I bought the book One Drawing a Day by Veronica Lawlor, whose work I love, and hope to work my way through it. I'm looking to loosen up and just do it and enjoy it. I think doing a quick lesson a day will help. This is lesson 2, working with dip pens and ink. I never use dip pens but I really had fun with this. I couldn't resist adding color!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Here are a few scribbles from the last few weeks. I've been really busy with work, play, computer glitches and just plain "stuff". Computer glitches people understand but somehow when you tell them that you're busy at work with so many drawings to do you don't get much sympathy! LOL