Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Getting Ready to Make Some Greeting Cards

I pulled out my watercolor and travel arting roller bags to gather up supplies for making holiday cards this year. 

 
My travel arting bag contains: cutting mat, work gloves, water color paper, watercolor pan, travel watercolor pallet, watercolor pencils, brushes, brush pen, woodcut block with drawing on it ready for carving, honing block with honing compound and power cut wood carving tools.

 
My travel watercolor bag contains: watercolor paper block, water color paper sheets, paper towels, wash brush, watercolor brushes, water container, ftisket, watercolor color paint tubes, spray fixative, watercolor pencils and of course my lovely pallet...
 
I'm planning on making some watercolor painted cards and some mixed media collaged cards. Anyway I was so enamoured with my watercolor pallet that I had to take pictures. Now I'm ready for some arting, as soon as the precut watercolor cards I ordered from Amazon arrive...

Friday, October 28, 2016

INKTOBER 2016 DAY 8-21

My studio assistant, The Dread Pirate Roberts (Wesley for short) helps me select the right brush...

Some more Inktober 2016 drawings from day 8 to day 21; after that I haven't been able to draw because the house has been under remodeling.  Hard to keep your tools and artwork clean when there's drywall dust flying all over the house.  Oh and blocking areas off is of no avail...not only was the kitchen blocked off and the dust still eked through but dust even got on dishes in closed cabinets! Anyway here's a bunch of pictures I made before construction began...

 Day 8 Prompt Rock

 Day 9 Prompt Monkey

Day 10 Prompt Jump

 Day 11 Prompt Hand of Doom

 Day 12 Prompt Squeaky Toy

Day 13 Prompt Mammal with Reptile Features

 Day 14 Prompt BearCat

 Day 15 Prompt Harvest

Day 16 Prompt Magic Wand

 Day 17 Prompt The crystal ball glowed with an inner light

Day 18 Prompt Eyeball Tree

Day 19 Prompt Butterfly Man

 Day 20 Prompt Bones

 Day 21 Prompt Hell Beast

I found a cool website for generating drawing prompts:

http://artprompts.org/

This is where I got most of the prompts for drawing ideas.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Art On the Rocks for IF

The topic for Illustration Friday this week is "ice" I thought I'd do an illustration in ink to kill two birds with one drawing...
Art On the Rocks
Ink wash & marker on repurposed food packaging.

This is also my day 7 ink drawing for Inktober, a daily drawing in ink challenge for the month of October.

My Inktober tools
Last week's Inktober drawings
Day 1 theme "return from the dead"
 Day 2 theme "carnival creeps"
 The Dread Pirate Roberts, day 3
Hungry for a Dagwood, Day 4
 Day 6 urban legends
 Day 5, I made it a birthday card for a friend
You Look Fabulous Dawlin' 
And then I painted it on a velvet bag to enclose her gift of The Fountain Tarot