Monday, January 11, 2010

Mandala Done

Well I made my mandala following the direction of that video I posted here. Now I realize they did it a bit differently. Oh boy, that shows how well I follow instructions! They changed pen color as they went along. I'll have to try that on the next one. This one is made with a Pitt pen and watercolor pencil. It was fun. Have you tried one yet?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Prompt Page

In a class I am taking we swapped prompt cards and then made journal pages using one of them. I painted a simple painting with watercolor, glued on a smaller version of the prompt card and added my "story". I need more practice with watercolor, I know but it was fun to do. The fence was done with a Sharpie Poster paint pen since I didn't have frisket. I could have used gouache but the pen was handy and it worked.

Friday, January 8, 2010


This is a picture of my Pandora. She was sitting still and pretty so I thought I'd have a chance to get a drawing of her. She started turning her head at the end so I didn't do so well on her face. I added some writing I am learning at Creative Workshops in a class called Calligrafun. I am just putting the letters together and haven't learned to decorate them yet. That's the next lesson!
I did find out that not all Pitt brush pens have the same stiffness and when I put a bit of pressure on this blue pen was shocked to see fat lines show up way too easily from what I had been getting with other brushes in the same set. If you use these pens watch out for that.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Doodle Fun

My daughter and her husband gave me a daily calendar for Christmas. It's a doodling one. Every day there is something drawn or partially drawn and a prompt given for working the page. I figured I'd have fun with doing some VERY quick drawings and then I figured I'd post them for your enjoyment.
Since I can scan four at a time, I guess that's how I'll post them. This is me getting silly! I don't do that often.

Mandala Anyone?

I saw this video on Vicki Holdwick's blog Faint Heart Art . I thought it was a great little drawing tool. Hope you like it too.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Sketch for New Group

I wanted to make sure I started the new year with a sketch. I've joined a group of people who are going to start today to work through Cathy Johnson's Sketching in Nature book. Since I haven't read beyond supplies yet, I just did a simple pencil sketch. I hope to be doing more and better as I go through the book.