Friday, August 30, 2013

Dancing cat pen and wash sketch.

Bee's gone dragon boating so it was a bit slow around here this evening. I practiced my watercoloring again. This is a sketch of one of our cats, Bella as a dancer.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketch, pen and wash Balinese Cat.

My wife, Bee, and I are going to Brooklyn, NY to see my youngest son and his wife. So, because my mobility is quite limited I am taking my sketch book, pencils and pens. That way they can park me somewhere when they are sight seeing if I can't make it.
I was going to take my watercolor field box, but apparently Bee sent the bag that my paint was in to Goodwill.
I found a travel box at the art store on sale and in my price range that I think will be ok for sketching. It is a Raphael Watercolor Travel Box, seen here.
It doesn't have a burnt umber in it so I miss that a lot.
Anyway, here is a pen and wash sketch of Balinese cat trying out my new paints.
My scanner does funny things, but I think everyone can see it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

To Sketches from this week

I was looking at old videos of The Cure and it struck me that the singer, Rober Smith, looked like Edward Scissorhands. I looked it up and sure enough Tim Burton, 
the director, was a big fan of The Cure.
Here is a very quick sketch of the Edward Scissorhands and Robert Smith on notebook paper.
Just Quick cartoons, not meant to be totally accurate.
I am probably the last one to get the connection.

Also this week I learned pictures that people take of themselves with their cell phones to share on social media are called selfies. I was thinking that when I don't have anything in particular that I want to draw I could draw some of the selfie photos I see,. Only I would make all the ladies princesses and all the guys hideous. 
This is one of my nephews.

Last, here is a video of The Cure.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This is a card I did for one of Bee's nieces. She starts her internship soon. Her birthday is this week.
It is pen, colored with my computer. Using a digital tablet.