Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Loving California



This is a journal I keep in my purse at all times for the odd moment when I can fit in a sketch. 
The pencil drawing was done while at the beach.  My son was moving all over the place as he played volleyball.  I tried to just catch his pose rather than an exact likeness which I knew would be impossible right from the start.  I would wait till he got back in this stance to draw a bit more and would have kept improving on it but the game ended and it was the last game of the weekend.


The second picture was done yesterday.  I tagged along when my daughter took the kids to Tilly's where my grandson was looking to buy a couple of shirts.  We left with a couple of shirts, a pair of pants, a top for one of the girls and sun glasses for another of the girls and myself!  Oh, AND this sketch of one of the display tables.  It took me about 10-15 minutes as I really hurried to get done before the family was ready to leave.  One of the sales clerks was super nice and asked if I was a professional artist!  She was definitely more impressed than my family was.  When I got home I added one more layer of color to everything but the hats to help them stand out better and then I took the photo.  You can do this too and if you think you can't then perhaps you should take some journaling classes with Laure Ferlita of Imaginarytrips.com  as she will teach you how to do it well and fast!


Today I hope to get some class art work done but it looks like we might be very busy again!

10 comments:

  1. Great ego boost! You deserve it! The sketches are terrific!

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  2. Great sketches - and so fast!

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  3. Looks like fun! I am too chicken to draw in front of people like that.... maybe some day!
    Great work.

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  4. Very nicely done! I'm so glad you're having such a great time! nancy

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  5. Love the page you did at the store. Hats are also so much fun to draw and to see.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your daily drawings and creativity. I love seeing what your mind comes up with to put to paper each day. California sounds like fun. I'll be going there sometime in the future too, as my son has just taken a job in Bakersfield! I've never been out there, from Ohio, so it is a whole new world for me. I look forward to your next drawing!

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  7. Great peek inside your journal! Love the hats!!

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  8. Wonderful sketches and I especially like the hats! Of course you are a professional artist!

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