Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 25, Kaleidoscope #30DoC

Almost feels as if this is cheating, but an iPhone photo looking through a kaleidoscope that is an accessory in my hotel room.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

On The Road, Day 24 #30DoC

I'm traveling for business this week and I'm in Chicago. This evening, I sat on a rocking chair outside my hotel and sketched this as the sun was setting.
The front porch rockers at the W Lakeshore, Chicago. 24 June 2012


I shaded "Pipes" from yesterday and added a gauge and a large valve. I like how it turned out.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Magic Mushrooms Day 22 #30DoC

Ink and watercolor pencil sketch. I'm very pleased the new sketchbook's paper is thick enough for me to use a wet brush on it to activate the pencil.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Finger-painting Day 20 #30DoC

This was done on my iPad tablet using the 53 Paper app. I'm still getting the hang of the tools, and I think I might get better results with a stylus.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cone of Shame No. 2 - #30DoC Day 19

This time, it's a cat.

Cat in a Cone
I'm working up a series of get well cards for pets. I think when I do the final version, I will make the cone opaque. Still debating about whether to hand-letter or typeset the final card.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Flower Paisley Number 3, Day 17 #30DoC

Flower Paisley #3, Inked.

I'm breaking in a new "proper" Moleskine sketchbook - one with a paper that seems to be at lease three times heavier than the other Moleskine I've been using (that one is called a "Journal" and now I understand the difference between them). I like that the image on the other side of the page doesn't show through at all. I'm going to try a watercolor or wet ink wash on some pieces in this book, so stay tuned.

I also have to be a bit more careful about letting ink dry before resting my hand on an area to work somewhere else on the page.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eagle, 30 Days of Creativity, Day 14

Another pen and ink study for my totem pole project, which has languished far too long. This one is an eagle for the top of the pole.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bear #30DoC Day 13

A pen and ink preliminary sketch for a cedar totem pole. This is the base figure, a Haida-style bear.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Between Red and Yellow, #30Doc Day11

The theme today is Orange, and I felt lazy so I didn't come up with my own theme for today.  Here is my orange drawing of the day, a rather literal interpretation.

Between Red and Yellow, pen, ink, and pencil

Spiral Mandala Quilt, #30D0C Day 10

a Quilt in progress. More details in my quilt blog.
Spiral Mandala Quilt - WIP

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quilt block #30DoC Day 9

Working in the sewing room today, and finished the latest set of foundation blocks for my current project. I think this looks rather catlike.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Graduation #1, 30DoC Day 8

Pen & Ink, started while waiting for an ice cream sundae at Friendly's Restaurant in Clark, NJ.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paisley, Day 6 30DoC

Pen an ink doodle, inspired by Zentangles®

pen & ink doodle, 30 Days of Creativity, day 6

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sol and Her Planets Mandala 30DoC Day 5

A sketchbook mandala composed of the astronomical symbols for the sun and the planets, with some additional whimsy thrown in.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Denim Mandala, 30DoC Day 4

The suggested theme for the day is "Pants," so I present without further ado, the Denim Mandala. This is a vector graphic, drawn in Adobe illustrator, using elements from jeans.

Denim Mandala, 30 Days of Creativity, day 4

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rick, in 15 Minutes #30DoC Day 3

A quick pencil sketch from a photo of my husband. It's not perfect, but it's recognizable. I think I needed to warm up first.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Harlequin 30DoC Day 2

"final" colored-in version
Ink and pencil sketch. I used watercolor pencils, but I'm a bit trepidatious about attempting to activate them as it's sketchbook paper. I think this turned out nicely.
Inking done
Pencil shading done

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sketchbook cover, 30DoC Day 1

I am participating again in 30 Days of Creativity, which runs for the month of June. I'll be posting my work here and on (several) Pintrest boards, and making announcements via the various social networks of which I'm a member.  If you want to see what I did last year, it's on this pinboard.

So, what do you do when you've got too many projects going on at the same time? You combine them!

Today, I created a cover for my Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project sketchbook.

Sketchbook Cover

I will probably add some additional shading in pencil or a shading markers and I'd like to put some highlights in as well. Maybe some dilute white acrylic. Not sure yet.

EDIT: I discovered over the weekend that I have a white watercolor pencil. Added highlights that way.:
Sketchbook Cover, With Highlights. Pencil and ink.
 If you are also participating in 30 Days of Creativity, please let me know in the comments here, and I'll follow you!