Saturday, October 15, 2011
Some doodling with pencil for the fun of it here for 20 minutes. I was surprised that the time ran out before I considered this done. I admit abstract art is not my favorite, but I keep trying it. Creating without the pressure of making "something" is relaxing, can be inspiring, and gives you a good idea of how your tools or mediums work. Pencil, 5 1/2" x 8".
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Apples are one of the many things I love about fall. They are so much crisper, tastier, and there are so many varieties available! I know I have painted apples in 20 minutes several times before, but really, they are never the same twice. I loved the green striping shaped almost like a star on this particular apple, and saved it from being eaten for a day or two just so that I could paint it. Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sketching in pencil has really appealed to me the last few days, not because I feel the need to erase any lines, but because pencil sketching sometimes seems more tactile, simpler, basic. After I've done watercolor and pen for a while, the simple shading effects you get with pencil can look fresh and new again. However, in a timed challenge like the 20 minutes I spent here, you have to be conscious of getting a range of values in as quickly as possible. Pencil, approx. 5" x 5".
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Here's a rendering of a fancy Roman-inspired column capital out of a Victorian reference book. I thought 20 minutes would be plenty of time to get this drawn and some detail enhanced with paint, but the time flew by and this is as far as I got. Pen, approx. 4" x 6".