Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
City Park, NOLA
The rose garden is really amazing. 2 fountains in the path, and then another hige fountain and statue off to the side. The amount of different roses is really astounding! And the colors.....breathtaking, to say the least!
City Park Botanical Gardens, NOLA
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I love these Moleskines, however, the watercolor does bleed through, which it does not do in my hand*book journals, so that'll be a thought for my next one. I haven't tried out the watercolor Moleskines with any regularity yet, so that may be an option over the sketchbook. The pantyhose looked like a much warmer toned black in the book, so i'm thinking i should have mixed some umber watercolor in with the black? hmmm... haven't quite grasped the warms and cools of watercolors yet, or how much lighter they dry...but i am learning, so it's all a matter of time.
Friday, April 10, 2009
this is 2 attempts at drawing the same picture in pen...realllyyy missing my pencil and ERASER! ; ) but , indeed there are bits on each that i like, and i see where the big mistakes are, so i learned, and that's what counts.
the good thing about messing up is that you can just let go completely and try things you wouldn't normally, since "it's already messed up anywho", and then sometimes your boo-boo, no matter how badly misproportioned, still makes you say "cool!" ; )
i am trying to sketch in pen rather than pencil. it's hard to break pencil-drawing habits! i know the correct proportions will come the more i draw, so i'm not worried so much about that. i like the looseness of the marks i make with the pen. this pin-up moley is all about playing and learning, so i do no expect "perfect" pages. i expect lerning and new ideas and fun. still trying to figure out the watercolor, but i am enjoying playing, good color combinations or no! ; )
i like the rapidograph a little more than i like the micron 005...i don't know why. they pretty much the same. i felt like the micron was a little more fragile though.(probably because i wore it out so quickly!)
even though it's messy, i like the addition of the lettering in this page, and i'll probably add more of that to future pages.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I got a new rapidograph pen today, and wanted to try that out. I used to draw with one years ago, but my barrel on it cracked, and for some reason i just never bothered to replace it. it sketches quite nicely in the moleskine sketchbook...it drags a little on my other sketchbooks. Instead of gouache, I used watercolors on this one...a mix of my DS and my Holbeins. they bleed through the pages a little more than the gouache, but i think that's just me using too much water.
the left side of the spread started as an attempt to draw one of the other photographs, but it was super craptastic, so i did a little boo-boo fixer upper with some crazy flowers! i don't mind them so much...it adds to the circusy bordello flair of the colors! ; )
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
in a side note...i had used all the memory on my computer(it's super old) and so, being the rocket scientist i am, decided to clear me up some space by deleting programs i never use....apparently somehow how i deleted the crappy but workable editing program for my pictures. awesome. now i can't crop or chage the file size...nothing. yayyyyy me! LOL anywho, so for now it all will be posted from flicker, so that at least the picture will fit on the screen.
Friday, April 03, 2009
This is done with my cool NEXUS pens. I've had them for a bit, but never really put them to use, so I thought i'd give them a try...plus, i found an aqua one at Dixie the other day, and had to have it. It may be my new favorite pen! AND they don't bleed when you put a watercolor wash over them...good stuff! I really enjoyed sketching in just ink without doing a pencil sketch 1st. It makes you draw a bit differently though....i'll definitely be doing more pen-only sketches! ; )
square hand*book journal
square hand*book journal