Monday, May 25, 2009

Where Eagles Tempt

In Kate Johnson's watercolor pencil workshop, she asks us to try out colored papers. I haven't really used colored paper much for any drawing but after seeing some other people do so very successfully, I thought I'd give it a shot with an eagle feather I found in our yard this morning. It was just fluttering in the breeze teasing me that I haven't been able to get an eagle where I can take a photo of one now that I have a camera that can zoom in pretty well. Ah well, at least I got in some drawing practice if not photography shots.


I was watching the news with my husband. It tends to make me fidgity and being a Sunday, my husband had all the news talk shows recorded for us. I decided to draw in my journal as we watched/listened. It helped me feel like I accomplished something!

This is done with a pencil sketch covered with watercolor pencils in my moleskine journal. I was still trying to follow Elizabeth's (previous post) style of just one thing and not always in the center of the page. As you can see, it's hard for me to just do a little, single something!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Simple Journal Page

Just a tiny bit of drawing. This is based on Elizabeth Perry's journal. I saw it on her blog. You ought to check it out for yourself and if you find it hard to get some time for drawing this way might help you out. One little drawing on a spread or page. Well, I put this one on a spread but sometimes I think I will use a page.
It was relaxing knowing I was only going to draw part of my cat and not even the more difficult part - yep, the face. But I couldn't even draw this much before she took off! Really, what is it with animals and knowing when you want them to sit still so you can draw them or take their photo?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

EDM # 11

I just went through some of the EDM list and realized I had drawn my glasses in March. These had the lenses removed as I was going to give them to charity since I wouldn't be needing them anymore. I was so happy to be without glasses or contacts. I hadn't been free of them since I was 15 months old! When I was that little they sometimes had to be strapped on but I got used to them quickly. When the alternative is not being able to see, you appreciate glasses. (The big E on the eye chart was a blur to me)

This is in my moleskine journal. It's drawn with Pitt pen and filled in with watercolor pencil.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quick Sketch EDM 77

Waiting for my husband outside Home Depot after a stop for lunch at McDonald's, I sketched my iced coffee cup. I only had a pen with me (and a very loose, black ink in it too) so no erasing. I am not comfortable without being able to erase but I think it's recognizable!
When I've drawn something like this I see if it fits an EDM challenge. There are so many of them I oftentimes find one!