Inktober Day 15 – 18

Day 15 – outpost
Day 16 – rocket
Day 17 – storm
Day 18 – trap

Day 46: Flora

The weather has been so beautiful this past week that I took to drawing the little treasures popping up everywhere. This line drawing was done using Micron black pen on Canson watercolor paper. I will be adding watercolor this coming week, and then this postcard will be up in my Etsy shop!

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Day 12 – Poppy

Love this drawing. Might just have to make this a tattoo. #the100dayproject

Rocks

I kind of like this with minimal color. #minimalism #letinkrulethepage

Crusher

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This is a sketch called Crusher, done with a basic #2 pencil in my moleskin sketchbook, of one of my boys’ favorite toys.  There are obvious flaws, but I just went with it since I had a rare amount of time where my boys were entertained and busy and weren’t interrupting me for this and that. Actually the part I love the most is the foremost wheel on the right side.  I’m not sure why.  I’ve always enjoyed circular forms, and explored them quite a bit in my undergraduate art program.

I started this with a prompt from a book I picked up from the library, titled The Sketchbook Challenge by Sue Bleiweiss.  I sort of intended on picking up books here and there and experimenting with them, starting a thread on my blog reviewing the book.  The first prompt was to draw circles, or look for circles around you for inspiration.  Can you find the circles in this sketch?  The book itself I feel is less for the schooled artist, and more for those who enjoy it as a hobby and form of craft over fine art.  That’s just my thoughts so far.  I will attempt a few more prompts from the book before divulging a formal review.

Just a Peak

Sorry for the belatedness in posting. I’m going to blame it all on the holidays. Here’s a small sketch of a my office drawer open a few inches. I don’t feel that it’s finished just yet, but haven’t has a moment to revisit. It was impromptu using a pocket sketchbook I keep in my handbag, along with a Micron black pen. Happy 2016!

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Man on the train

I recently went to NYC on the Amtrak train to help my boss set up his new Hi-Fi showroom.  On the way there, this business man snoozed in the seat across the aisle, and I couldn’t resist sketching him.  He hardly moved at all, so it was pretty easy to draw him, but I still worked quickly just in case he jolted awake.  His likeness has been captured in Micron pen in my moleskin sketchbook.  I hope you like him as much as I do.

man on train 11-10-15

Screw it…

Okay so the pun is overused, BUT, I have been trying to finish this tiny little drawing for months, and still have not finished it.  This is drawn using a basic Ticonderoga pencil in my moleskin sketchbook (it’s about 5×7-ish).  This actually is a large carriage bolt, not a screw, but I just couldn’t resist the title.  I am attempting to render it in a realistic fashion, if I ever get the time and patience (and focus) to do so.

drawing of a carriage bolt
drawing of a carriage bolt

Random Sketches of Happiness

lantern and book

This sketch is a little old, but was done from the first camping trip back in July.  On our picnic table was the usual camping items… lantern, citronella candle, a book, other random doo-dads that you need, but didn’t need just then.  I had the brief opportunity to draw, and for once, liked where it was going.  Obviously I didn’t finish, and never got a chance to get back to this sketch.  There is a lot of rendering undone, and coloring that needs to be added, so I think we’ll call this one a WIP (i.e. work in progress.  This was done as usual, Micron black pen in my moleskin sketchbook.

Camping Sketch: Water Bottle

Here is a sketch I did this past weekend while camping with my family.  By some chance I actually had time to sketch twice (a miracle, believe me!).  I enjoyed sketching this bottle, and would have liked to have completed the scene.  The bottle was placed at the end of our picnic table among an identical bottle, and several other items (bug spray, sunscreen, etc).  But, alas, time is short with twin three year old boys, so I stuck to the single bottle.  This was drawn with a Micron 03 black ink in my Moleskin sketchbook, about 5×7, a little longer I think.  Enjoy!

bottle 8-29-15