|The Chinese ink is not waterproof, but not a problem, once I realized. I coloured with watercolour pencils, then used a water brush to spread the pigment and incorporate some of the ink wash for effect. I like this, and want to do more with it.|
|My bottles of ink, and a favourite nib pen.|
|Working on a drawing - this was inked today (ignore the day ahead date) with the Chinese ink.|
|A doodle drawing done on the ferry and coloured at home with Pitt artist brush pens.|
|"Leaves of Grass" collage|
|Today at the Arts Centre, I plucked a sprig of Pieris, in full bloom, from the front garden area, as a subject for my painting.|
Jane LaFazio's course of Spring 2015, Sketching and Watercolor in a Mixed Media Journal, is really great. I am on lesson 5 now (of 6 lessons), and this one is all about an initial drawing, and then reusing the images in a collage. Here is my initial drawing:
|This was a two 3 exercise, two paint a subject using 8 different techniques on one page.|
|Using Strathmore Mixed Media paper and Tombow water soluble pens.|
|Lesson on how to draw a hollow cube, from Mark Kistler's book "How to Draw in 30 Days".|
|David Williams book "Drawing", second lesson, drawing a free hand balanced circle.|
|Book by Mark Kistler "You Can Draw in 30 Days" lesson 2: overlapping spheres. Jan 11, 2015.|
|Straight to ink drawing, so no pencil first, no corrections. Coloured with Faber and Castell Pitt Artis Pens - Brush, in basic set of six colours.|
These drawings and paintings are from my 6 week online course with Jane LaFazio, Sketching and Watercolor, Journal Style.
Week #6, last week: Machine-made objects, using pencil-at-arms-length-and-squint technique to get proportions correct.
Week #5: Shoes!
Week #4: Flowers!
More continuous line, straight to ink efforts:
Week 3: Continuous Line Straight to Ink
Week 2: Greens
Second fruit lesson, Lemons!!!
|Week #1 "Fruit" from Jane LaFazio online course.|
|Watercolour sampler, Oct. 14, 2014.|
|Drawn with the free Sketches app on my Ipad. "Feet Up on the Coffee Table", Oct. 21, 2014.|
|My first maple leaf. Is it completed? Should I add background and/or shadow?|
|Yet another maple leaf watercolour in progress.|
|September 30, 2014|
Sept. 17, 2014
Working drawing for a planned Art Quilt Map.
Sept. 16, 2014
|Photo of a shed that I took on my morning walk|
Sept 15, 2014