Sunday, November 26, 2006

EDM #93 Eggs and Carton

Here's my egg carton. I also did a casual fun rendition which I will post later. I found it very interesting just getting lost in all the little hills and valleys -- forgetting I was drawing an "egg carton". This one is pencil on a lined journal page.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Metal Study

This is another in my series of studies after viewing Jerry Yarnell's classes on T.V. Both the mailbox and the apples were about making round or rounded objects appear three dimensional. This study was also about making an item look like metal. I've played around with acrylics on canvas paper, but I've been far too intimidated to put anything on an actualy stretched canvas. I had one painted canvas I did at a local art store class (which I hated). I decided to paint a background over it and do my studies on it. So both the apples and mailbox are on one canvas. That's one nice thing about acrylics -- if you don't like what you did, you simply paint over it and start over.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I'm really happy with these apples. I learned so much from my T.V. art teacher Jerry Yarnell -- my husband tells me these classes are probably 20 years old LOL I don't care -- I figure the principles are still the same. I get them on the BYU channel on Saturday. I record them and then I can go back and watch as many times as I like.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Paper Bag 2

I took Teri's challenge and again drew a paper bag. The first one I did in the summer is truly better. The values are better. It actually looks like a paper bag. If you did not know, you might think this was a blanket or clothing. What did not work for me here was improper planning, so the bag went off the page. I haven't got the "edge" thing down. I still feel like I have to draw the edge. It might have been easier if I shaded the paper first. But in the end drawing seems very tedious to me. I love seeing other people's drawings and I marvel at their ability to make a drawing that looks like a photo. I would swear Felicity's drawings are photos. She's just fooling us . I just have more fun with the sketching. I wonder if anyone else feels the same way.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

EDM #92 Paper Bag

I drew this paper bag in the art class I took this summer. It is done with a Conte pencil.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Stripes 2

I must have been crazy to try this one. I felt like I was in a maze. After a while, I lost my way, but finally I did find my way out. I know each zebra has a different stripe pattern, not unlike our finger print, and that fact was proven to me as I sketched these. I decided to add some juicy watercolor after I finished. So I posted both here.

Stripes 1

Sunday, November 05, 2006

2530 Wilshire Blvd.

Waiting for Jeff, I was sitting on a park bench in front of an Irish pub on Wilshire in Santa Monica. Since I always need practice on perspective, I drew a couple buildings. The scans are a bit lacking since the paper in this journal is cheap and thin. I drew them back to back and then added the watercolor later. It bled through.

Wilshire Blvd

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Greeting Cards

Some Greeting Cards I made to have on hand. The way I entered the art world was through rubber stamps. I knew I could not draw, but I liked color and anything creative. I was going to save so much money on greeting cards!!! Well, a few years have passed and all I have done is spend mucho dineros on greeting cards. This did, however, get me involved in art, eventually leading to paper collages, acrylic painting, dabbling in watercolors and finally learning to sketch. So I justify spending all that money because it has placed me on a learning curve. Everyday is new and exciting. There's always a new technique. Reading Danny Gregory's book "Creative License" and joining a couple Yahoo Groups expanded my world. Then I, who am so not technical, had to actually put together a blog. I did not really know what a blog was. I thought it was for people who just wanted to write their thoughts. They are obviously for that purpose as well as various other purposes.