Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gummy Deliciousness

Gummy worms, gummy bears, or any gummies for that matter, are one of those candies people either love or hate (like dropjes, but not as strongly of course). I for one love them, and crave them at unexpected moments. It was not easy to convey the gelatinous texture and somewhat transparent quality of this worm in watercolor. If I don't eat the rest of them first, I just might have to try again! Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cute Little Cottage

I've been inspired by little cottage-y, cozy type houses lately, no matter how impractical they might be in real life. They seem like they would be warm and comforting like a cup of hot tea. 20 minute sketch on mediocre paper, pen, approx. 5 1/2" x 8".

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Logo Doodles

I am often asked to do a logo or some sort of branding design. Logos are one of my favorite design challenges! It's not easy to get several elements or concepts conveyed in as few lines or as simple a design as possible. I adore doing them, however, and have done many logos over the years for all sorts of clients; individuals or larger companies. Without too much preparation, I came up with a few idea doodles in 20 minutes tonight. Pen, approx. 5" x 6".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Water Jar

When looking at objects with an artist's eye, you see how clear things like a glass jar filled with water actually have the most variety of colors, reflecting everything around them. Artistic license dictates that those colors can be whatever you want, and so you take that and run with it, especially in a short timeframe like 20 minutes. Note - wet paint can and will run without the extra time to dry. Pen and watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colorful Fall Leaf

Other than the colorful leaves that are starting to come down from the trees, today was a warm and beautiful day, a hint of late summer more than early fall. I can't resist trying to capture the variegated colors on these leaves in paint, 20 minutes was all I spent here. Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".