Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Always good for drawing people's backs!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vegas sketches

One thing I learned was that my brush pens turn into ink faucets in the Las Vegas heat. So I was only able to get a few of those drawings in before I had to switch to another pen. Darn.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lunchtime Watercolors

I'm a real beginner at watercolors, so I'm still getting familiar with some basic principles, like painting solid tones and developing brush control. I went to Starbuck's for lunch, bought a sandwich and banana, and found a spot outside to paint. I approached each banana sketch differently, trying different techniques that my watercolor instructor has told us about. I learned a lot with each attempt. And as a bonus, few things are as relaxing as painting outside on a beautiful day!

Friday, May 7, 2010


I'm taking a watercolor class, and my instructor suggested keeping a sketchbook of brush pen/silhouette art. I've been using a brush pen for a little while already, but drawing in silhouette was not something I tried to do very much. It's been very refreshing to look at subjects this way.