January 20, 2015

Yoga Girl….One


After Christmas…..I was itching to draw again….to draw figures.  I’ve been doing a lot of marker work lately.

I found this yogi on instagram (KrisenPro)…..and I got started.
My goal is:
  • To NOT pull out my colored pencils (until the very end)
  • To ONLY use watercolors and w/c pencils.  Yikes!

I knew I needed to do a background….since that’s the next level.  I thought a mandala would work nicely. But I had one problem, my compass could only draw a 9” circle max.  Ugh!!  After a youtube search, I rigged my own compass.

I just made a bunch of concentric circles of varying widths.


After I took the compass point padding away, I lost my center for the mandala.  So, I had to re-establish it with the green dot.

This has been very fun to do….I get to combine two of my favorite drawing styles…..photo-realistic Figures and Marker Doodling Smile

I started out coloring in the design with sharpies….but the ink in the sharpies looked dull.  I had to pull out my liquid India Ink and switch to Faber-Castell black markers since they have india ink in them.

Here is a reference for the size of the picture (22 x 30).  I’m kind of surprised I’m going big again, had initially wanted to only do half this size.

Detail work.

More detail work.

I had to complete the background first….now I can continue on with the figure.  That background has a huge influence on the colors used for the girl.

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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