Monday, September 14, 2020

More Composition Book Art

Circle Grid Tree Art

I made this little piece of art in my composition notebook.  I used Indian ink pens and markers.  
 
 
Face Jam
 
Also in my comp book is this little 'face jam", inspired by this Lynda Barry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsoEydHVF5w




 

Stained Glass Butterfly

 

Stained Glass Butterfly Art
I drew and colored this "stained glass" butterfly on a blank greeting card.  Drawn with Indian ink and colored with colored pencils. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Art-a-thon July 26th through 29th

Shy Octopus Comes to Visit
There is an Art-a-Thon going on right now at ATCsForAll.com!  The Art-a-Thon will be running through July 29th.   You do need to be a member of the website to participate (free free always free).  The members are all very nice and happy to help you get started.

This is a "Challenge Art-a-thon", which means that there is a list of challenges to do (themes and such), and points are awarded - so it is a little competitive.  

The ATC above was drawn in pen and markers.  I had a challenge to depict the words octopus, shy, and to visit on the project.  I think it turned out pretty cute. 

Next I made this 4" x 4" chunky page using some blind drawing of cats, acrylic paint, Indian ink pen, glitter gel pen, washi tape, paper and fabric flowers, and fibers.  

I hope I am able to find the time to participate a bit more before the Art-a-thon ends.
 


Friday, July 24, 2020

More Lynda Barry Exercises & Stuff

More fun with the Lynda Barry group.  The group has moved from FB to "Butt Island", where you can find challenges, a forum and fun!  You can even collect "badges" for completing exercises and stuff.

Above is a "blind draw" exercise.  You can access the list of prompts here, and there is a random number generator to select a few for you to try. 

This is a skeleton drawn blind 3 times in yellow, then orange, and then blue marker.

 We also had a scribble monster draw.  Here are my scribbles:
And here are my monsters, matched with prompted sayings:

Looking forward to drawing jams and comic creation with this crazy group of #1 Groovers!

 

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!