Friday, April 29, 2016

Art journal doings

I find myself sketching animals, making MOOs, and drawing a lot of word art.  Each thing has its own appeal to me and I seem to want to make some or all of these things every day :-)

Bear with a wonky nose:


A kangaroo and a vulture:


Copic markers, ink

Word art:

Copic marker, ink

My journaling also includes regular writing and "Ideas/To DOs" entries.  These are great for figuring out what is going on in my head as well as framing a plan for the day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Failure Is An Option

Now that I am overcoming the concern for certain results, my art journal is a playground for mistakes and experiments.

This one is a failure in a good way:

Ink, Copic markers, Sharpie pens

I like the flower head technique but the colors do not work well together.  However, the patterns derived from the technique are nice and I will create other interesting patterns in future work.  Out of my failure comes something positive :-)

This next one is an experiment in smearing:

Oil pastels, Inktense pencil

The flower heads are sort of likable and I believe these colors better are better coordinated.

Swimming against the current, in my world:

Ink, gel pen

Friday, April 15, 2016

Art journal puppy sketch and some graphicky things

These are some things from my art journal from the past few days:

A rough sketch of a puppy (aw, I love puppies):


Word art:

Ink, Copic markers


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Color and not

Beautiful spring-like weather this morning.  Remy and I were sitting out on the deck listening to the birds and taking in the sunshine.  He likes to flop over and lay his head on my leg and snooze; this being springtime, I come away with a covering of dog fur - major shedding.

This is photo of Remy from earlier this year taken in harsher light:

He's interested in something in the distance.

I've been working away daily in my art journal since early last November.  I am experimenting with the format; the Draw and Misc sections have increased in size.

Here is some color:

Copic markers and gel pen

And some black and gray:

Gel pen

Friday, April 8, 2016

A MOO and some word art

These came straight out of my art journal:

Ink and Sharpie pens

Word art:

Ink, gel pens, marker pens, paint pens

Ink, Sharpie pen

Monday, April 4, 2016

Daily art journal

I have been keeping a daily art journal since early November 2015.  I like doing this for many reasons, one of which is that now the little sketches and random thoughts that I used to have on bits of paper are not misplaced or lost or in a few instances, nibbled on by my dog.

For the Draw section of my art journal I usually mix sketching with doodling and, recently, a lot of pattern-making. 

But for today I want to share this sketch of a little dog: