I've spent some time the last couple of days sketching images from an oracle card deck I adore. It's been fun as well as educational. Today, the card selected was an amazing lesson. Not only did it have brilliant light and dark areas, but it also was a good exercise for how to keep the … Continue reading Practice sketches
Confronted with the blank canvas
I wrote some at the beginning of this year and the end of last year about difficulties with painting. There is nothing worse than wanting to go paint, getting everything set up, sitting down with brush in hand, and nothing comes. Nothing. Zilch. Or worse, to have ideas that work in the sketchbook, but when … Continue reading Confronted with the blank canvas
I'm still working on the outline for the first book in the three book series I'm working on. Since I'm reading the draft that I originally wrote a few years ago, it's exciting to see what I was building. I'm dropping back into the story and I'm finding it fun to do this exploring. There's … Continue reading Still outlining
A rest day
I didn't get much done today. When I had no idea where 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. went to, I decided that maybe I needed a rest day. I was awake, but I was sitting in bed looking at a sketchbook and thinking about drawing. I also tossed some tarot cards. I can't believe that … Continue reading A rest day
Not too long ago, I showed a picture from my sketchbook of the main character of my Sacred Knight series, Steigan. A few nights ago I was flipping through my sketchbook again and came across a picture that reminds me of Ithanes. Ah, Ithanes! He doesn't come into the story until book 2, Manifest the … Continue reading Ithanes
Sometimes I like to go back through my sketchbook. I find interesting things. Here's a partially inked picture of *shock* Steigan. I use to draw him more than anything else. Not so much these days, but every now and then he pops up. You can see that it's over 2 years old. More interesting is … Continue reading Sketchbook ramblings
Landscape painting – WIP?
I'm starting this post for the second time. I went off in one direction and realized that it was a whole separate post. You'll get it later in the week. You'll know it when you see it because it's about playing around. I think that was exactly what I needed to do when I started … Continue reading Landscape painting – WIP?
Here are the 4th week of Inktober drawings. See the others here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3. Prompt #18 was "Bottle." Several years ago, I went to the park and sat alone in my car. My boys were off visiting their father. I was lonely and couldn't stay at the quiet house any more. … Continue reading Inktober #4
While I was going back through my sketchbooks looking for an egg picture I drew some time ago, I started thinking that it's been awhile since I showed a sketchbook page. I never did find the egg I was looking for (though I did find several others which I'd completely forgotten about - talk about … Continue reading Sketchbook pages
Freehand Friday – 12/23/16
A drawing from my sketchbook: This started out as architecture practice and grew. Of course, I had to add trees. I wonder what stories these trees would tell about the ruins?
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