September 29, 2014
My latest passion is yoga! And I am amazed at how hard it is.
I follow a few instagram-yogi’s and this beautiful lady is one of them.
I embellished her a bit, by changing the bracelets and the top! Pulling out my creative license card.
I wanted to make this mostly artsy….instead of my usual realistic way. But the more I tinkered with it….the more I kept adding realistic features.
She’s done mainly in watercolors and w/c pencils with a bit of marker work as guidelines.
I’m unsure whether or not I should add a yoga mat. But I don’t want to mess it up.
For now, I opted out of additional props. But that could change. I think I like how this turned out
August 31, 2014
I’ve been working on some doodles for my doodle directory series. Since the squares are small, it was a good size to try a stacking coffee cup illustration.
Grabbed my 8 x 8 square watercolor pad….and proceeded to draw the cups on a larger scale.
Since, I’m not very practiced in drawing inanimate objects…. I had to believe in myself!
Then I tried to bring in a paisley-bandana look to the cups.
For the art journal page, I thought I’d illustrate the journaling on a picture behind the cups.
Buffed up the letters…..
Then filled the lettering in…..Came across this saying a few years ago and I liked it!!!
August 14, 2014
Continuing on with my Block Letter Series…..here’s the L all scanned and stark.
Once scanned, I can digitally color the doodle in.
Changing the color scheme is easy and a good way to test out color choices. But….
But,…I am so limited digitally. The digital letter lacks lots of the smaller details that can be brought in manually. Could be,…. I ‘m just not using the right tools.
With hand drawing, I can get into all those nooks and crannies…lay more detail down. It’s more spontaneous.
I’ll give it a thumbs up for vibrancy. I find my digital doodling a bit inferior to my hand doodling.
But it’s nice to have options
August 5, 2014
Since I’m following a few yogi’s on instagram.
This inspired me to draw a couple. (@beachyogagirl and @melaniethue)
The fun part was dressing them up!
And decorating their surroundings!
Used markers on the girl in red, and watercolor for the pants on the blue girl, the skin on both girls, and their hair.
Fun, Fun drawing!
August 4, 2014
Even though I haven’t been posting much here….I’m still infatuated with color!!
So, I started on more Doodles for my Doodle Directory prints.
My 5 x 8 moleskines are perfect for sectioning off 8 squares and then taking this with me anywhere.
Since I’m still pretty unsure of myself with watercolors…..
A small floral project wasn’t too intimidating.
Seeing so many interesting people doing yoga over on instagram these days…..this inspired me to sketch this pose from @day1yoga….(I really wanted to do a graphite sketch, but unfortunately I didn’t have all my graphite pencils or my blending stumps!)
And since I was adapting, I might as well play some too!! Here Life is Imitating Art!! Haha
And, since I’m into bracelets too, I scored this hamsa bracelet at 65% off recently!! Thought it went well with my drawing
Even doodled a bit in my baby moleskine (3 x 5).
Well, there you have it! Although small….they each served a purpose!! Anyone else leaning toward smaller projects these days?
July 14, 2014
I started my Block Alphabet Series last month in my 5x8 watercolor moleskine.
I was asked over 2 years ago to draw my “art” digitally. And I fought it!! You see… I enjoy the hand coloring process with my portable projects. There are times I don’t know how a drawing will go until I put pen to paper and play.
I guess I was finally ready to give it a go!! Cuz last week when I finished my Block Letter N, I scanned and opened up photoshop and proceeded to colored it in.
After I completed the N in Green, I changed the background to Red.
Then from Red, I tried Blue.
I thought they turned out pretty cool!! I like that each letter is bold enough with whatever color I chose. This is good!!
Then…it’s was “C’s” turn…
Scanned and colored here! Digitally I have an infinite number of color choices and that can drive me a little mad!! I need limits! So, I just picked my basic colors and used a lighter or darker version of each….thus creating a limited palette.
Completed a Black/White Alphabet series a few years ago. Pulled in my A-D jpeg….
Cropped and Colored in the A. There is so much flexibility digitally. It lends itself to many more uses that is for sure!!
So, what do you guys think? Do you like these done digitally? Which N is your favorite? Do you draw digitally?
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden