September 28, 2010
When Tammy drew that adorable bicycle sketch she inspired me to draw a bicycle myself. Since she planted the seed, all I had to do was find a decent bicycle picture. When I spotted this picture on Flickr…..I thought….Hmmmm, maybe I can draw this. I like the bike, I like the girl and of course….yeah…..I like the beach! So, off I went to draw this. I made a total mess out of it! First, I drew the bike too long, had to shorten it, then I drew the girl too small, had to enlarged her. Then I decided…..it’s time to put away the graphite. I needed a bit of color & doodle relief, because my confidence level was waning.
Being one to favor the full color spectrum, I thought it would be fun to bring those rainbow colors into the wheel spokes.
It was really hard NOT TO BRING OUT the stencils for the flowers! I thought I’d wing the flower shapes, that it may add more interest.
Nothing like a little Zentangle background to make the colors more striking.
Just a little close-up of the change in the flower design on the person.
Here’s a perfect example of changing your mind after starting a drawing! It’s either work with what I’m comfortable with or just keep on erasing! Some days I’m better at pushing past my comfort level. As you can see, this wasn’t one of them.
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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