Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunburst... flower

Not sure what this elaborate doodle is, but that's fine with me. An enjoyable drawing process, often I sketch in pen longer than I should and only have a few minutes left to add paint! Pen and watercolor, approx. 5 1/2" x 8".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Book Painting

Tonight's sketch seemed finished after 15 minutes. Basically, my paint was too wet to add any more color, and since the subject is on the simple side, I couldn't think of anything else to add to this to stretch the time out a little. But enjoyable nonetheless! Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Getting Spooky...

Halloween is coming! More pencil sketching in 20 minutes. The soft pencil works much better than paint or ink on this particular sketchbook paper, purchased because it was bound in a very attractive notebook. I love the eerie effect underlighting has on a simple object, making it somewhat creepier than usual. Approx. 4" x 6".

Monday, October 24, 2011

Little Butterfly

This small 20 minute butterfly sketch was inspired by several old (30's-60's era perhaps) crewelwork embroidery patterns. The purple, blue and green color palette is slightly different than the colors I usually choose, but they are cool and pleasing. Pen and watercolor, approx. 3 1/2" x 6".