Monday, May 31, 2010

Every Day in May. 31st!

EDM in May. shoot! its after 8pm, I wanted to take some time and do something other than a quick sketch for the 31st post! Oh well, I've got till midnight! May have to photograph in the morning....
 I like the juxtaposition in this photo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sketches, 5 more pups and drawing TV faces!

5 more pups from memory.  I think because I've drawn soooo many horses it has helped with the dogs in motion.
Drawing faces from TV, I get someones eyes, next persons nose etc.  Lots of different shaped eyes, jawline and hairlines!  Portraiture is a weakness in art for me. Other than wire faces that look much like these I've made few attempts.  I downloaded a free portraiture link from Artist Daily, humm......Maybe that should be my next 100??

Friday, May 28, 2010

100 Dogs, Puppy's #23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29!

Quick puppy sketches this time without looking at a photo reference.
With a little added color
Pups on the run!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More pups

These are ACEO 2.5" x 3.5" Its difficult to work that small.  One too loose
One too tight!

Monday, May 24, 2010

100 Dogs, #'s 14 to 19

Quick puppy sketches, why is it always after I post them I see so much that could be improved!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Prints from Printmaking workshop

Eye of the Cat
This is a photo I thought of working from in Helen Wilson's  Printmaking workshop today.  Our printer is not working so I worked from some older photo's I had.  My first thought was to print from some very old copper plates from college.  After trying that for too long I did a drypoint etching on plexiglass.

Each print has little differences, the wiping off of the ink is critical to the outcome.
I was photographing in poor lighting.  Thats why they are all different colors!

Also tried embossing with one of my little wire sculptures. I'm very impressed with the detail.   I worried it would dry flatter.....they seem to be fine!  I'll have to try daylight photos!

One AP or artist proof and 6 prints.  In daylight the prints differ, partly from wiping and in part because of the different paper used.  Very fun thing to do!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dog sketch # 11 and 6 Cats

Sadie, Fatcat, Zeus and Flurry looking so comfortable I stood there and did a quick sketch!
 The next night I took more time and drew just the cats.  Pen and graphite.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dog sketch # 10

My sister in law got a great photo of her lab Jade. Did this one to start to figure it out... I plan on drawing it on black paper.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dog sketches in Watercolor

These 2 dogs visited the Art Glass Guild Patio Sale and Show. Lots of mixed breed rescued dogs. I wish I had taken the photos before I added the patio background, 2nd dogs ears need some refining, well they could both use more work, I loose the freshness when I  overwork. By the time I've done 100 I may get it down!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flowers Close Up

Wanted to share some beautiful flowers!