Saturday, October 5, 2019

#Comictober2019 (part2)

OK.  It's rough ... pardon my crappĂ© tuxedo, but you get the idea.  I am short on time - so I knew I wouldn't get a drawing done every day for "Inktober" / "Comictober", but I am trying to participate a little bit.

Drawn in my Composition notebook with Indian ink pens & color added with colored pencils.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

#Comictober2019

#comictober2019
This is my first comic for #comictober2019 and #inktober2019 - I drew this in my composition notebook.   I combined the prompts from both challenges "candy" and "ring".  

Drawn with Indian ink pen, colored with watercolor markers and colored pencils.
 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Haunted Houses - House Shaped ATCs

House Shaped ATCs - Haunted Houses
I haven't spent much time making ATCs this year ... so I decided to join a swap for "Haunted Houses - House shaped ATCs" at ATCsForAll.com.

I had fun making these ATCs (artist trading cards) with printed paper collage, paper punches, sequins, Indian ink doodles, and fabric trim embellishments. 

The swap runs until mid-October - so there is still plenty of time to join in.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36561-HAUNTED-HOUSES-House-Shaped-ATC-Swap-due-October-17-2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

More Magilla

Art Collage in my gluebook "Magilla"
I had the itch to pull out my gluebook "Magilla" this weekend.  I noticed that my pages tend to fall into the same types of color themes (soft greens. blues, purples, etc..), so I decided to start the page with some random colors.  I pulled out 23 tubes of acrylic paint and used a random number selector to choose colors for me.

Each time a number was selected, I pulled the corresponding paint color and painted a swatch or two on the page.  When the page had a complete coat of paint, I started cutting words and images from my freebie paper stash (free local papers from the boxes around town).  After a bit of gluing, playing with oil pastels, and some paint stamping, I used a gold marker and a white paint pen to further embellish the page.

All in all, it felt good to play with random colors and see what happened.  I like this page much more than my previous page (shown below), which falls into one of my usual color themes.

Gluebook collage in "Magilla" notebook


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Coloring with Markers : Giraffe

Colorful Giraffe
I felt like coloring last night ... so I pulled out some markers and a printed sheet from an art kit I received.  A fun way to de-stress.  Afterwards, I cut it out and pasted it into my composition notebook.

You can print a copy of this giraffe to color for yourself here:
https://www.artskills.com/Project-Ideas/Marker-Giraffe.aspx

Monday, May 20, 2019

Watercolor Experiments

waterlily watercolor
I saw something similar online & wanted to play with my watercolors, so I gave it a whirl.  Not exactly as I wanted it to turn out, but still kinda' neat.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

More Sketchbook Revival Art

Continuing on with the "Sketchbook Revival" online workshop ... I worked on Day 12: Session 1 - "Cosmic Smashbooking: Power Trigger = Super Power" with Catt Geller.

I pulled out my gluebook / smashbook, "Magilla" (click "Magilla" in the tags below for more pages in this notebook), and played along with Catt.