Friday, May 29, 2020

Mini Book Madness with Seth Apter

A mini-book technique taught to me by Seth Apter. The online class was called "Mini Book Madness". He has more scheduled for June if you are interested, check his website or social media. I absolutely loved the class. 

 I used my own marble paper, my Gelli print papers, magazine cutouts, gel pens, rapido sketch pen, my hand carved stamps, ink, collage papers from my own art and Izink Seth Apter Dye Spray.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Joy Quote

Find joy.
It's a good idea to fill your head with good thoughts rather than sad ones.
Be grateful.

Monday, May 25, 2020

7 minute poses

7 minute poses done with the San Francisco Sketchers via Zoom. The facilitator called on volunteers from the group to pose and we quickly went from one pose to the next. These are sketches in pencil with a bit of watercolor added in during the 7 minute pose. I will probably drop in more watercolor later.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Creatures" Mixed Media Project

A spread created yesterday during an online mixed media class ("Creatures") with
Roxanne Coble aka ByBun
. She had a pattern for the creatures but I created my own. I have been experimenting with mixed media and this was another fun exercise for me using ephemera, paint, oil pastels, pens and pencils. The entire spread is about 4 x 8 inches in a handmade sketchbook.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Virtual Portrait Party

These are all 6 minute sketches created while I attended a Portrait Party on Zoom. The San Francisco Sketchers hosts these every week or so and we take turns posing. They started out with 30 second poses then went to 1 minute and concluded with 6 minute poses. My handmade sketchbook is about 4 x 4 inches. Working small enabled me to do a quick contour sketch and then enhance with watercolor.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Urban Sketching With a Zoom Gathering

The San Diego Urban Sketchers had a zoom event where we all sketched "together" using our internet devices. The prompt was to draw a room from another room. One of our attendees was a frequent visitor we have had from France. He did his sketch earlier and just dropped in to say hello. I did not catch him in the photo.  : (

 I created mine in pencil, watercolor, and a bit of watercolor pencil. The pages in this little handmade book are about 4 x 4 inches and the first few sheets are thin paper - not really suitable for watercolor but I still liked the effect.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Kitchen Patio

With a temperature of mid to high 70s in San Diego, I have been going outside to draw. This is one of my shelves in the kitchen patio. The cow planter used to have legs but they rotted off. Koh-i-nor Sketch Pen and Watercolor.