Diva Challenge 161: In a quandary about Quandary

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 […]

On the Easel

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 […]

29 Faces Challenge: 27

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 […]

29 Faces Challenge: 26

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 […]