#inktober here's another experiment in line that I once did. I read about a technique that Andy Warhol used, where he'd tape two sheets of paper together and draw on one with really wet ink and then while the ink was still wet, fold it back to make the reverse print. It does give a really sloppy line quality.
Saturday, October 18
Wednesday, October 15
I scarcely ever set foot in my old FedEx (Kinko's) since I got my own wide format printer. And I miss having my regular FedEx driver who used to drop by twice a week. Those were the days.
Thursday, October 9
Experiment, experiment and try things out. I tend to do a LOT of that in looking for new styles and techniques. So I was delighted to try this new combination of ink on watercolor and watercolor and photoshop.
I wanted the image to keep moving but I also wanted it to be bright colors - not muted monotones. (I can do a monotone version easily, but keeping bright colors is usually harder to do).
So I was pleased with how it came out.
Here's a Halloweeny #inktober sketch for me... from a book I wrote years ago. Mostly I was trying to capture that Halloween magical feeling. As I recall I started writing it one chilly moody morning after too much french roast and a hershey bar.
Tuesday, October 7
On hot days I lie on the grass under my
cherry tree and watch the clouds .
Some look like elephants.. some look like horses.
The robins learned to fly. They all flew away.
It feels lonesome without them.
Summer has turned into autumn.
The leaves on my cherry tree turn golden and red.
They dance away like fire in the wind.
I help mother rake a pile of leaves as tall as me!
I get to jump right in and play.
Monday, October 6
Friday, October 3
Wednesday, October 1
Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, September 23
There's just something about new stationary. Going back to school used to mean all those fun new things - new peachy folders (with that eternal sports design in a yellowy tone), new pencils and a new blue canvas snap-ring binder. Now it mostly just means a new computer class for my kids. But these critters are having fun regardless. They probably like that new school smell as much as I did.
Monday, September 1
The once happy little red fox thinks she isn't good enough... but Grandfather fox knows better. I liked the folk tale nature that these characters allowed. And I like the mountain meadow setting.
Sunday, August 24
A burst of morning glory color signals the beginning of the end of summer.
The sun filling the green walled garden makes for a very peaceful place. A gravel walk, an interesting collection of medicinal herbs... a lovely quiet space on a sunny sunday morning.