I think I’ve finally gotten a feel for this tangle! Thank you Laura Harms for this week’s challenge. Gave it a couple of shots below. The left is ink & graphite on watercolor paper; the right is ink and colored pencil on bristol. The one on the right is also going out as a birthday […]
Had a hard time deciding what to paint next after the 29 faces challenge. Decided to do a painting from an old photo of a pretty, iridescent-blue feather J found on our deck. This wood grain is going to take a while. The CarbOthello pastel pencils I got for my birthday are really going to […]
Two efforts this week for the Diva’s Weekly Challenge: Diva Dance & Crescent Moon duotangle. Different sizing this week so that I could turn them into cards and send them out to a couple of people near and dear to my heart. I hope they enjoy them!
Coming back after all those faces last month with this week’s challenge from Laura Harms. The challenge was to use the tangle pattern Charlie by Erin Olson. It’s a new one for me. Never used it before. Though in the tile below, I didn’t really use it as much as making it more of a […]
Whew! Did these today first thing and last thing. With lots of errands in between. And with them wrap up the second 29 Faces Challenge I’ve participated in. I can’t recommend this exercise enough! Both times I’ve learned and accomplished things I never thought I could. And met some pretty neat artists along the way. […]
Sometimes ya just gotta put away the photos and just draw. Portraiture just wasn’t happening for me today. Tried twice. Despair hit. Put the photos away. And breathed. Through my fingers and onto the page. This is the result. Used mostly hard pastels. ‘Cept for the white. It’s super soft. On trusty newsprint. The blueness […]
Here’s today’s effort in the faces challenge. Re-imagined my pirate pic without the hat. Mostly because I didn’t want to draw it. (lazy artist!) I think the idea to gently curve the imaginary eye-line helped. They visually “feel” right to me anyway. (or at least closer) The nose and chin however… well one’s a tad […]
I am happier with today’s effort. Worked hard to get the planes of the face right before shading. I like the “chiseled” look. More shading would soften it up. Oh! And I’m using hard pastels on newsprint. The eyes still feel “off”. I think that is because I am making the line that runs through […]
Did this week’s challenge (curvy gridlock) as a little artsy pick-me-up from today’s face challenge effort. Its a bit of a mash up. Had no clue where to shade it. Almost didn’t. I think a second color of ink would have added a lot.