Thursday, March 26, 2009

Try at Acrylics -

Birds (3.25.09, Acrylics)

I started this over the weekend and finally found some time to work on it last night. I really have never worked in acrylics, did only oil painting in college. I was not really happy with the outcome, mostly because I was not really sure how to use the medium. I will keep working at it. I did this for the virtual sketch date group.

Friday, March 20, 2009


EDM#2, Vol.1 p.1 (Draw a Lamp, Watercolor Pencils & Ink, 3.19.09)

I did it! This is the first page of my empty journal. Thanks everyone!! This was the Every Day Matters Challenge #2 - Draw a Lamp. I do not have any interesting lamps, so I went online and found this really cool lamp. It reminded me of the Spoon song Carryout Kids, so the city was added and some of the lyrics. I set the city alight. Now I can not wait to add more in my journal!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Name Is In The Journal

I took the first name is in the journal!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Portrait (Watercolor Pencil, 3.17.09)

Last night I dug through my art supplies and came across some very, very old watercolor pencils. I have been following the posts on EDMC about watercolor pencils and had wanted to give them a try. These were dull, and I had no pencil sharpener, so I brought them all into work today and got put them through the electric sharpener. They are ready to go now. When I say old, I mean like at least 15 years old. I was missing colors, but still had a good variety. It was fun to experiment with them. I even found my waterbrush pen. Only problem was the paper, I found an old journal too, but the paper was terrible to work with. This is just a random portrait out of a photography book I had lying next to me.

Below, I took this portrait into Illustrator on the computer and added some text. I am working towards having the guts to do this by hand.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


At My Desk (Ink, EDM #130, 3.17.09)

I don't really have any good drawing supplies with me, and I really wanted color. Either way, here is EDM #130.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Different Strokes for Different Folks - Sushi Painting

Sushi (Watercolor, 3.2.09)

I did this painting of Sushi for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes for Different Folks Weekly Project. I found it very hard to illustrate, but the challenge was fun. I worked on layering the colors instead of using a lot of color all at once as suggested on the EDM postings. I have enjoyed all of the advice and encouragement that has been going around!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

EDMC #37 - Draw Keys

Keys, (Watercolor & Ink, 3.9.09, EDMC#37)

I got home very late last night to find my new micron pens arrived at the house. Since I ate my dinner on my drive home and had keys in hand I decided to take on the EDMC # 37 - draw keys. I did not have much time, but did enjoy a quick sketch.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EDM #1

Shoes (watercolor & ink, 3.3.09, EDM#1)

Sneaker (watercolor, 3.2.09, EDM#1)

These are my first illustrations for the Every Day Matters weekly challenges. I was not happy with the first watercolor (Sneaker) because of the paper I used for it. I did it directly into a sketchbook I had and the paper did not work as well as my watercolor paper did. So last night I continued the challenge with a new pair of shoes. My husband wanted to know why I kept painting shoes!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Dreaming (watercolor, 3.1.09)

I decided to use my free day to go out and get some watercolors, paper and brushes. This was my first painting in a while. I used reference photos from magazines I had laying around.