Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dream Bedroom


Another warm-up challenge for the facebook group "Virtually ‘Making Comics’ With(out) Lynda Barry". It is a brand new group (as stated): to self-guide a bunch of our groovy and willing selves a virtual Lynda Barry class.  

This challenge was to draw a "Dream Bedroom".  I opted to draw the Dream Bedroom of "Fluffy" (our neighbor's cat), who is basically a little princess.

If you want to draw more -or- just enjoy Lynda Barry ... come by the group for some fun eye candy and drawing challenges.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Go For A Walk Bingo! Quarantine Edition


Another warm-up challenge for the facebook group "Virtually ‘Making Comics’ With(out) Lynda Barry". It is a brand new group (as stated): to self-guide a bunch of our groovy and willing selves a virtual Lynda Barry class.  This challenge was to draw your take on a Bingo game.  If you want to draw more -or- just enjoy Lynda Barry ... come by the group for some fun eye candy and drawing challenges.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Shoebox Treasure and Crazy Tails

I joined the facebook group "Virtually ‘Making Comics’ With(out) Lynda Barry" the other day. It is a brand new group (as stated): to self-guide a bunch of our groovy and willing selves a virtual Lynda Barry class.  We are currently doing warm ups.  Today the challenge was to draw weird items you had laying around. 


In order to strengthen my hand and get into the habit of drawing every day ... I also pulled out one of my old doodle books, "Scribble Doodles! Crazy Creatures", and finished drawing tails on these critters:


Looks like I will be posting more frequent updates!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Right On!


Right On!  I joined the facebook group "Virtually ‘Making Comics’ With(out) Lynda Barry". It is a brand new group (as stated): to self-guide a bunch of our groovy and willing selves a virtual Lynda Barry class. 

Shown above is a warm-up exercise.  Boy, am I rusty!  My pens are dry and my hands are weak.  Gonna take a bit of work to get my doodling back!  This is just what I wanted to do for so long though.

Yay! 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Quarantine Junk Journal Art


Some more art from my latest junk journal.  This is a lion inspired by Carla Sonheim.  With a single line, I doodled a loose loopy lion face and used Indian ink pen to fancy it up a bit.  I then colored it with pencils and stencils to add texture. 

Here's one more page from my junk journal:


This page was inspired by Lynda Barry's Quarantine kitties.  I drew this kitty with an Indian ink brush pen, and painted it with acrylic paints.

My Quarantine junk journal is starting to fill up with lots of crazy critters.  It is my little getaway during this time of "stay at home".

Saturday, April 11, 2020

more Sketchbook Revival


I managed another Sketchbook Revival workshop, "How Wild is Your Garden? Drawing and Mark-Making in Black and White" with Karen Stamper.  This is a foldout spread in which I used all types of media, including charcoal, watercolor paints and watercolor pencils, graphite, stamping, acrylic paint, and ink pen.  Messy - but fun!


I also did the workshop "The Veleveteen Rabbit: Draw and Explore Toy Rabbits" with Nina Rycroft.  So, some quickly doodled bunnies and since it is a junk journal, I junked it up a bit with stickers and tape.  The page I doodled on was an old puzzle book page that I bound into the journal.

There are still a few more workshops I want to do ... good thing that they are open for another week or so!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

another Sketchbook Revival project


This colorful bird was the result of the Sketchbook Revival workshop "Embracing YOU, Quirks and All!" with Tamara Laporte.

Watercolors, markers, pens and acrylic paint in my latest junk journal.