Friday, December 07, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
...you guessed it! DRAWING THEIR NOSES! I'm sure they'll get ahold of this blog and be offering me commissions to draw more of their noses.
While I'm sure noses have "personality", it's not the defining trademark of most people, and for women in television, since they all have to be traditionally "pretty", there aren't a lot a variations on theirs... one looks far too much like the next.
John McGinleys is the most interesting nose, and I had a hard time stopping at the nose (as you can see) as I wanted to keep going. His is just an interesting face with lots of lines and shadows.
All of these were drawn with the Pilot Razor pen.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I wanted to try a water-soluable ink pen,
so I pulled out a Pilot Razor Point (felt tip?) and
the first nose at top was me trying to figure out
how this pen works and how it would react to water.
The second nose is from a picture of my dad as a teen,
and then I tried a couple of celebrities like Tom Selleck
and Jimmy Durante (one is known for his nose and
the other is...well... I just love lookin' at him! Yep,
that Jimmy was the stuff that sweet dreams are made of...)
Softer, pencil drawings like these don't render well when scanning, but these will at least be evidence to Sherie (http://papermoon-phthalo.blogspot.com/ )that I'm not falling down on the challenge (she'll harrass me mercilessly otherwise! lol)
The pencil sketch on the right is actually my nose... I was looking up into a mirror, so more nostril-action that I think is attractive... The other is from a picture of my daughter when she was little...the width was too wide, but the colored pencils I used (that I found in an old, old stash at my mom's) just would not erase. Maybe I'll go ahead and use pen for one and see how that goes.
Speaking of pen, you have to see what this guy does with just a bic pen a white art pencil: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9qJ8gKk6V8c
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
My good friend and fab artist, Sherie Griffith, (http://papermoon-phthalo.blogspot.com/ ) we spending an art day together and were talking about a fellow artist's blog (Anita Davies) whom we know from the Everyday Matters (yahoo) group. Her artwork is incredible and she has spent 30 days drawing different parts of the body to get proficient and it has paid off for her.
Sherie and I decided we would do this together to help each other stay accountable to creating art every day in some fashion. Sherie wanted to start with noses, so here are my first 2 days of noses. The hardest part of this 30-challenge will be scanning and updating my blog... (my weakest area, I'm afaid)...
Friday, November 16, 2007
This is my new love/learning method/therapy. I'm using a wire bound journal with cardstock weight pages. Sometime I scribble some thoughts first, then Gesso or paint over them to begin forming a collage, not so much to go with the words as just to go with my mood of the day... Sometime I focus on certain colors, or collage a bunch of pieces of paper that have been left on my table from other collage projects. It's fun to give myself a little challenge to use certain things.
I like to try out different styles and mediums of art, and it's fun to just play and give myself permission to make a mess and call it "art" if I want. This has been some of my best-spent time in my studio lately, freeing up my creative "muse" and I love the feel of the book as it gets filled up. This journal started out with glueing pictures and words on pages to convey feelings and thought, but now it's more collage and paint and I've entered a folk art/whimsical period that I'm really enjoying. (These two pages face each other in my journal).
I loved this little red-haired gal. This page (actually 2-page spread) started with a huge, painted mouth on a red background with the words "lips" stencilled at the bottom. I began collaging papers and paint over it, leaving some exposed areas and then worked on this little figure over top of everything else. She's a favorite.
Right: I collaged a scene on a painted background, added some stamping, printed tissue, sticker butterfly wings and a pic of myself when I was cute... I mean "young".
Thursday, September 06, 2007
This is Walker... our neighbor whom Peggy & I babysat several times, but who is moving to Texas.. a sweet boy we'll miss!
This is a famous hockey player (I think)...he was on the cover of my son's Hockey magazine. An exercise in loose sketching.
I wanted to do a loose Dizzy & his trumpet sketch from memory, just to get the outline and stance...