Monday, February 08, 2021

Wooden Book With Sun Embellishment

 Ali Manning's Handmade Book Club Challenge is wood. I created this book using wood for the covers and a sun embellishment using Creative Paper Clay. I tried a Coptic Stitch for the binding but I didn't like how the end columns turned out so I added black thread to the binding. While adding the black thread the yellow thread broke so it came out very messy.




 I will use the sketchbook as a test to see how the paper clay holds up on the cover. The sun has been gessoed and varnished several times and I used E6000 to glue it to the cover. My sketchbooks take a lot of abuse so it will probably be run through a 3-month test. 

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Sketching a Live Musician With SFSketchers Meetup Group

On Tuesday I joined the San Francisco Sketchers on Zoom to sketch a jam session. I also tried an exercise using 3 colors: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Cad Yellow Light.



I did not take a screen shot but gave myself the challenge of drawing a live subject.

Prismacolor Marker and watercolor.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Painted Paper Clay

 I finally painted my little #paperclay #embellishments and started a few more. I'm not going to stiop until I use up my package of @creativepaperclay. These will be used on top of a few books and boxes I am making. In photo no.2 I have already covered a metal black box that a fountain pen came in. There are still many steps until finished.



Friday, January 29, 2021

First Try at Paper Clay

My friend, Kathy Pzrekopp introduced me to paper clay last week. She gave a few friends a demo on zoom and taught us how to make the heart on the left. I mad a few other things including some useing rubber stamps I had carved.



These are my first projects and tests for applying the black paint.





This is our "text book" for using Creative Paper Clay.



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

USK Challenge


 The USK Talks Challenge this week is to draw a map of the places you have sketched at. This is my contribution. There were many sketches of San Diego so I decided to make a smaller map and draw Poway. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Value Studies Time Lapse



This is a 1:50 minute time lapse Lydeo. 
 These sketches were created during a virtual meetup with SFSketchers. The focus was on Value Studies. We drew 1-minute thumbnails then went on to two 5 minute poses, two 8 minute poses, and one 10 minute pose. I used Gray Pitt Brush Markers, Stabilo Pencils in black, brown, and graphite color, and ended with a Sharpie Waterbased Marker.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Map Crunch Time-Lapse Process Video



Map Crunch is a tool I use to practice watercolor sketches. This is a time-lapse video I created while chatting with artist friends on Zoom. The location is Cambodia.