Tuesday, October 19, 2010

House portrait - pen and ink

This is a recently completed a house portrait that I rendered in pen and ink. This was done on smooth Bristol with a Copic multiliner pen (size 0.05) and the image size is approximately 10 X 8 inches. There was a lot of detail both in the house and the landscaping, so it was a fun portrait to complete.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thanks to Marlene Brady!

A big thank you to Marlene Brady for her gorgeous bracelet giveaway that I won. Marlene is a polymer clay artist who also does beading and mixed media painting. Check out her blog, her page on Crafthaus, and her Flickr photos for her amazing and creative work.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bee Eaters (birds) drawing - colored pencil on mat board

This is a drawing of two bee eaters, drawn from museum specimens in colored pencil on a piece of mat board. It was one of my first attempts at using colored pencil years ago, and I was happily surprised at how it turned out. Both the color and texture of the mat board really helped to enhance the overall result.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Raspberry plant - pen and ink

This is another drawing (done this summer) from our raspberry bush. I based it on the one I did last year, using part of the leaves, but adding more berries from an initial study sketch I had in my sketchbook. I wanted to include more berries, some fully ripe and some in the process. To keep it simple (and save time) I just left it as a line drawing in pen and ink.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Camel in graphite

I haven't had much time lately to draw, so I thought I would post some previous work. This is a camel that I drew from a photo I took at the Amersfoort Zoo in the Netherlands. I love the expression and it was fun to render those big eyelashes!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Leaf in graphite

A simple post today - one of our maple leaves, in graphite. Lots of things are starting to dry up now that it is fall and the leaves have such interesting shapes and shadows. Have a wonderful weekend!
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