I have completed the first 2 pages of my sketchbook with the exception of a little round sign on the inside cover that I intend to fill out once my book has been completed and is otherwise ready to mail. May this image bring you as much joy as it does to me:
Pages 25-26 of my Cut-Up Sketchbook:
I colored an existing creature design.
This was an extremely quick sketch that I did just before bed to get an idea down on paper. I had a vision of a creature-version of mother nature where her entire abdomen is shaped like one of those woven, hanging bird nests. I haven't really nailed down the rest of the concept except that her limbs should be somewhat spindly in contrast to the rounded abdomen.
I'm not really happy with this one, but it's all I drew this day.
I fleshed out the dragon just a bit.
More work on Nathan's dragon drawing cut-up sketchbook page.
My mom's Mother's Day present: a watercolor painting of a little tree frog.
A little more work on the page of my cut-up sketchbook that my nephew drew the initial image on.
A little drawing of a fennec fox on a playing card.
This is another playing card that I am supremely happy with. Also, I finally figured out which type of ink works best on the playing card surface: Prismacolor marker ink. Who would have thought it? I certainly would not have imagined that Prismacolor markers would ever have worked better than India ink or permanent Sharpie on such a slick surface, but it absolutely does...
I outlined all of my foliage from yesterday to define it and pull it out from the background a bit. I also added a wash of watercolor to the foreground.
I added another mushroom and a bunch of leaves, as well as a wash of background color, to my sketchbook page.
I drew a mushroom. I really wanted a place to practice drawing some of the details that I want on my Mother Nature character, and I decided that my Cut-Up Sketchbook was the perfect place to do it; so I referenced one of the many inspirational photographs that I've collected on my Mother Nature board on Pinterest and put this little mushroom on the page.
I decided that I wasn't particularly happy with the "finished" version of this page, so I used my white opaque marker to tone down the dark colors in the background of the image.
Back to cards again. I'm extremely happy with this one.
I pretty much just colored this card. It was all that I was in the mood for.
I kind of love how the watercolors worked out on this card.
Back to drawing on cards. I'm pretty happy with this one.