Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Started this image last week for the Illustration Friday prompt "Frozen". Missing those carefree days of late summer, I guess. Just yesterday I realized Christmas was exactly two months away. I love the season but hate the hustle and bustle of the commercial end of the holiday. As soon as Halloween is over, it's going to be relentless!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It is only October 17th and the sky is spitting some snow flakes. Just a prelude to what we have to look forward to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Need to get back to my ABC's in the art room story! Hope to have a few new sketches posted soon.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lots of germs floating around my school. Fortunately, I am always washing my hands because of messy art materials. Today it was charcoal. 

Monday, October 5, 2009

This is the final stage of the glue print. I added a layer of black block printing ink to the watercolored print.
This is the print that I made from the watercolored plate
I created a glue print from a contour drawing of  some flowers in my garden. In this picture I  am adding watercolor to the plate before I will print it on damp paper.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Since it has been such a hectic week for me, I thought I would post the charcoal drawing that I have been working on at school. My drawing class has been learning how to do a charcoal reduction still life of white objects. This is my example of how to use the vine charcoal and the kneaded eraser to bring out light and dark values on a piece of white paper covered with a layer of charcoal. Still kind of loose and rough---a  work in progress.