June 19, 2014

Cherokee Chief


Keeping with my recent colorful drawings, It was time to whimsey-fy a guy. 

I just purchased some HOT PRESS watercolor paper (very smooth) because I’ve been unhappy with my sketching  when using COLD PRESS paper.  Cold Press paper is not smooth, it’s toothy, and the unevenness of the paper becomes very apparent when I sketch on it.


Since I was drawing a dude, I had to bring in some color to make this worth my while.  What is more colorful than an Indian Headdress?  Ahh, and the possibilities to add colorful variety are endless!!

After the beading portion of the headdress, I did my form of the feather look, starting with blue.


Then yellow…..not much creativity going on here other than lots of stripes.


Pretty colorful now! …..the plan


Here are the two Indians that I mixed together. 
Found on Pinterest.

Finished and Fun Smile


I seem to be getting a little less reserved as I progress with these color-sketch-marker combo drawings! Haha

June 8, 2014

Block Letters…beginning..A.B


Since I’m re-grouping from my last major Art Project…the Ballerina, I pulled out my moleskine to doodle up some letters in Block Style.


I free-handed the letters and made the letter the negative space.


Can’t go wrong with b/w stripes as dividers for the colors.


Next the B….which is anything but boring!


Did a Mandela look with my compass, then added swirlies on top.


Kept the circles white, kinda looks like bubbles.


I am out-of-sequence here cuz this isn’t a “C”. 


If I were to do the “E” again, I’d keep the left vertical line straight…not sure if I like the curvy E.
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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