More sketches and Sharpie Vs. Ink Joy

Here’s some more doodles for the book. I sat at the dinner table drawing and doodling… ways to draw the sun, expressions for the naysayers and supporters, the anchors. I love the sun with the heart shape rays. I didn’t plan on this but as I write I’m thinking, maybe I should use Ink joyContinue reading “More sketches and Sharpie Vs. Ink Joy”

Lettering Practice

Now that I know I’m doodling the whole book, I spent part of my lunch lettering. I remember the days when I’d research lettering styles and go over the anatomy of type. Takes me to my skillshare hand lettering reference guide. This sheet is a free downloadable from dawnnicole.com. I just love these letters. IContinue reading “Lettering Practice”

More doodles and for reals plan

Today I sat unmotivated again…I tried drawing with a pencil. The erasing started… and then I let go. Sometimes I forget that the point of sketching and doodling is in ideas. Ideas don’t always have to make sense. The best ones don’t. I’m going to sit down when the house is calm, without interruption andContinue reading “More doodles and for reals plan”

Road Trip Book

I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye. Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far.Continue reading “Road Trip Book”

Drawing still life style

Still life drawing is an absolute must for every artist. I sketched my favorite shoe. How did I sketch a pretty good shoe in five minutes, with a pen? This morning I set up my shoes and began sketching. I took way to long sketching. I kept trying to replicate my shoes. Sure, many couldContinue reading “Drawing still life style”

Painting Blue Bonnet flowers

I researched photos and watched a tutorial. I made previous attempts. This morning I took a second look at what went wrong and painted. I added a few more layers. I used a size 10 brush. A size 10 brush made it easy to do the diagonal right and left strokes for each petal. IContinue reading “Painting Blue Bonnet flowers”

Doodles + Sketches

I like this layout. I’ll write out the words with my new Sharpie Pen. Yes. I’m hand writing the entire book. That’s it decision is final. Then I’ll sketch a little doodle at the bottom of each page. I’ve got lots more doodles to go. Pinterest is great for reference material. Tomorrow I’ll paint aContinue reading “Doodles + Sketches”

Altering Course

Last night I was listeing to an episode of Creative Rebels and there was mention of Picasso. Picasso copied other artists to master techniques. Then he created his masterpieces. And so my goals for Road Trip have changed: all words will be typed in a chosen font. sub divider pages will be hand drawn followedContinue reading “Altering Course”

A pirate’s life for me…

I painted this a few days ago and while I know perfectly well that I can paint a better pirate ship THIS ONE IS AWESOME. I painted with crumbled up paper. No sketing here. Pirates go around doing as they please loving life all the while being hated by townspeople. Yup, a pirate’s life forContinue reading “A pirate’s life for me…”