Monday, January 30, 2012

New Brush Pen Doodles.

Breaking in the new brush tips...
sharp, fine lines now, but broadens
with use. Still love to work with them.

Colours are done with Photoshop.
Always done different ways, never
settled on a "method", continuous learning.
Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sketch Bag.

Another experiment. Sharpie on acrylic paint,
colour fabric marker. I have to think of a better way 
to use a "spray fix" or another option, it smeared
when I applied the KRYLON over the black line.


Coffee Break Doodles.

It has been a little while since the last post...
very busy at work, but I get a few minutes to sketch
on my coffee breaks.

These are done in a wide format sketchbook.
No structure form beneath, straight inks, red tones added after.

Next month (February) I'll be attempting a doodle/sketch a day.

Thanks for visiting.


Lastly, this is my new sketchbook bag on the side flap.
I am debating on adding spot colour. What do you think?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sketchbook Box and Sky Photo.

Another box on the go...this one for a sketchbook.
I started with a base of white acrylic wash
over a rough pencil sketch. 

Followed by pencil crayons blended with
turpentine and a brush.

Details in black pencil crayons and lines
applied with brush and India ink.

A high gloss varnish will be applied on the finished image.
Hardware and other features to follow.

A beautiful sunrise on a Monday morning...
I had to take a few pictures and have a little fun with
Photoshop today.

 A friend of mine was also taking pictures at about the same time...
I hope she had a "Happy Birthday (MCS)"

Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, January 08, 2012

Pencil Box and Drawing Case.

It has been sometime since my last entry...busy over the holidays
and drawing time was few and far between.

I've taken up woodworking. 
Starting with simple boxes for my drawings
and supplies.
This is my first pencil box.
Wood is cut from picture framing
molding(scraps mostly) to make up the sides.
Hardboard panels make up the front
and back. Gesso is applied after sanding,
followed with a base coat of black
and brown acrylic paint.

This particular image started with a red pencil
drawing for structure. Gesso washes provide
the illumination, adding black pencil crayon
sharpens the detail.

This is the back of the box.

The blue circle is a cap for hairspray gel ,
makes a good container for ink.

 This is the base fore my drawing box,
starting with the washes again.
This is a work in progress,
colour to follow...yeah this was
totally experimental, no paint to work with
at the time. I made it work with gesso and
pencil crayons.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!