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. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

more Sketchbook Revival

 
Another page in my junk journal as I participate in Sketchbook Revival 2020.   

This project was Doodle Sketch with Mary Beth Shaw.  I used printed scrapbook papers, old puzzle books pages, acrylic paint, a Sharpie marker and Indian ink pens.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sketchbook Revival / Junk Journal

I assembled a new junk journal from a variety of papers (printed scrapbook papers, pages from an old sketchbook, puzzle book pages, junk mail, envelopes, brown paper, corrugated cardboard, plain typing paper, etc ...)  The journal size is 8" tall x 6" wide by about an inch thick.  I used my RubiCoilto punch and spiral bind the pages.

I am using this junk journal to participate in Sketchbook Revival 2020.  The first projects were Box Journaling And Blob Drawings! with Carla Sonheim and Having Fun While Sketching Food! with Charlie O'Shield. 
Here is one of my Blob drawings.  I scraped a blob of tan colored paint across the page with a card.  As Carla said, "You can add a beak and anything will become a bird."

Above is my watercolor cupcake.  I pretty much stink at watercolors, but this cupcake turned out a bit better than I expected. 

It's nice to have a free workshop with new project ideas to try during quarantine time.

I will show more pages of my junk journal as I continue in the Sketchbook Revival.  It is a 2 week workshop, which is FREE to join & you may participate as much or little as you like.

Here is what I used to punch my various pages for binding:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Upcoming Art-a-Thon


There is an Art-a-Thon coming up on ATCsForAll.com!  The Art-a-Thon will be running from Fri March 13 to Wed March 18 (which means it will probably begin Tues March 12th).   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.


An Art-a-Thon (also known as an ATART : for All Types of ART) is a fun filled week where artists from around the world participate in making art and posting online for trading or just for fun.  It runs around the clock (24 hours a day) and you can participate as much or little as you care to or have time for.

While most artists that participate make ATCs - It is a flexible format.  You can share whatever you are working on - ATCs (artist trading cards), journals, paintings, art dolls, inchies, charms, embroidery,  quilts, collages, etc... 

Often themes or challenges  are posted - usually related to current holidays, events or popular types of art.  These are not required, the only things required are to have fun & make art!


The ATCs shown here are just a few that I made during previous Art-a-Thons.  There is always lots of eye candy & inspiration!