Saturday, March 24, 2007

Face of fear

This was a lot of fun to do. The website "Artatomy" is good for someone like me who is challenged drawing faces and bodies. There are so many expressions, I'm like a kid in the candy store. It's also very educational if one does not know each and every facial muscle. More than anything I need to see the proportions and relationships of, for example, ears and eyes. If you are interested in exploring this website the URL is

Saturday, March 17, 2007


After seeing Danny's video clip of portrait drawing, I tried this one upside down. There isn't a lot of detail as the photo was altered digitally before it was published. It appealed to me because of its simplicity and graphic look.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Morning Tea

I've told myself I will draw something every day if only a quick sketch. So many choices, not enough time..... It's like the gym - one has to program the time for it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Apple & Bananas

Some of my favorite fruit - mundane though they may be. This was done with Micron pen, Derwent watercolor pencils and then Prismacolor pencils over. It is amazing just how many colors there are in the fruit.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fire Dog Clock

Here's a larger sketch of the clock in the grid below. My parents were avid collectors of antique clocks and Asian art.

EDM 108, 109 and 110

Trying to catch up on challenges, so did these in grid form. This clock was part of a collection of clocks that belonged to my mother and father. It is tiny, but I love all the detail on it. It's so unusual.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Butterfly Effect

This is really very personal, but I guess the art work frees me of some of the pain. My son passed away February 28 after a long battle with cancer. To me it was much the same as the butterfly leaving its crysalis and flying free. I know many of us artists use our art work to express our innermost feelings.

Sands of Time

I was playing with various gel mediums here including pumice. I still want to play with gel medium and add my own sand, but just had to have an excuse to buy some new art supplies. The shells are from our trip to Sanibel/Captiva Islands off the west coast of Florida.