Friday, July 31, 2015

Well Done!

I love getting to draw on the table at Bonefish Grill, and it's craft paper! I'm tempted to take all my markers sometime and show them what it COULD be! :)

This was a celebration dinner for my husband's last day at what was a very challenging and stressful job before he headed on to the job he has now. If only I'd had more time to make this great, but the bread came to the table, and it was on to the business know...the good stuff.
Drawing on the Table "Cloth" at Bonefish Grill

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another Acrylic Face

Still learning faces with acrylics from Jane Davenport's book. I'm sure I could work on it more, but I'm moving on. I still can't say that I love acrylics. They dry too quickly!
Face in Acrylic; acrylic & watercolor

Saturday, July 25, 2015

iPhone Photo Filter Fun

Once your phone can do this, there really is no going back. I got this effect with my iPhone 6 and with the app called Snapseed. It's not exactly Photoshop, but for a phone app, it's pretty cool!
iPhone Photo Filter Fun; photograph edited with Snapseed

Computer "Doodling"

I've finally learned Adobe Illustrator this year at work after years of only dabbling with it. It is an amazing program, making seemingly impossible things actually very simple. This took about 10 minutes to create.
Computer Doodling; computer generated mandala

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Three Little Peaces

These three little "peaces" are the work of a quiet evening.
Three Little Peaces; watercolor on cold press

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Today, I Imagine

I didn't imaginate enough as a child. I'm making up for lost time. This was just fun!
I Imagine; marker on sketch paper

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kyrie Eleison

This took a long time, but I'm very happy with the outcome.
Lord Have Mercy; marker in Moleskine journal

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hope in the Lord

I collected the cardboard drink coasters at a restaurant and did this to one of them. Gesso is a wonderful thing!
Hope in the Lord; marker on gessoed cardboard drink coaster

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Me, the Coloring Queen for a Day

I've loved to color for as long as I could grip a crayon. Now that it's becoming very cool for adults to color, I just want to say, "I told you so!" I entered a little coloring contest at Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine, and I actually won. Aw, shucks! They provided the black line drawing, and it was up to contestants to be creative. Here's what I came up with.
Earth, Wind & Fire; marker on paper

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dip Pen Doodling

Doodle on! This started as a simple, monochromatic watercolor of pale blue grass or seaweed and bubbles. The brown and blue bottled ink and a dip pen turned it into a doodling exercise. I love the simplicity of low-tech pen and ink.
Dip Pen Doodling; watercolor & Noodlers ink on watercolor paper