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Sometimes the presence of a blank page can be daunting as hell. Breaking it up into small “thumbnail” squares somehow makes the task more approachable. It’s also fun to catch just a snippet of what you see inside a little box. It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it doesn’t need to be perfect. You can cover a lot of ground, fill a lot of squares with a variety of perspectives. Sketch in a square while waiting at the doctor’s, while on hold on the phone, while the dinner cooks. There’s no excuse not to fit in a little drawing a day.

Breakfast Sketch

Cat Eyes in Ballpoint (WIP)

I’ve been sort of into ballpoint pen art lately, and it’s sort of funny, but I remember the typical Bic being the go-to artist utensil all through grade school.  I probably have hundreds of drawings and notebook covers displaying my artistic doodles in black and blue ink.  So, I did some research about the best ballpoint pens, and decided to to try out the Zebra F-301 black ballpoint (average cost at the local Walmart for a 2-pack is just under $4).  I like the pen, but the ink balls up sometimes and then transfers to the drawing, which bugs me.  On the other hand, I think it gives the drawing character too.

Cat WIP

So, this is what I’ve drawn so far.  I used a copy write free image from www.pixabay.com.  I can see errors in the layout, but I’m sticking with it 🙂

Cat Nap

I might have been the only mother in the world who just wanted a couple of hours alone on Mother’s Day. My husband took my boys to the playground for an hour or so, and I miraculously created this tiny painting. There’s a Member’s show coming up, and I desperately wanted something new to enter into it.

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So here is Cat Nap, acrylics on Masonite, 4.5″ x 4.5″. I have to finish up the edges, and maybe fix the ear that bugs me, but only if time allows. I will say, an hour alone with the radio and some paints certainly fixed my mood!

Morning Muffin

While kids were still asleep, I opted to squeeze in a sketch as I ate. Here is Morning Muffin, done in plain #2 pencil in my moleskin sketch book. Enjoy! 😊

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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.

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