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'm really happy with this one - it reminds me of a Rodin sculpture that I saw at Stanford and loved. I think I'm back to good drawing days...
Another sketch. I photographed this one at an extreme angle and I think that I really like the proportions it created.
I had an idea for a little creature whose bones got longer as they radiated out from the center of it's body instead of shorter - a creature of backward proportions, so to speak - but it didn't work out quite the way that I planned. This was another poor drawing day. I think that the idea was good, but the execution left a lot to be desired.
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 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.
Back to drawing on cards. I'm pretty happy with this one.
Not feeling up to work on the doll couch today - back to playing cards.
Believe it or not, this card is all ink as well - it's just quite a bit of opaque ink.
I just used ink again on this card.