September 21, 2018

Biro - Ball Point Pen and Ink Illustrations

Bear Pen and Ink Drawings

Hello everyone! Having a good week? Since the middle of August, I've been on bear kick. ♡ 😁 I tried sketching a few and they were completely wonky, so I turned my attention to bear studies for my Draw 180 Art Challenge. Some of these are Black Bear but most are Grizzly Bears. I've drawn only in Bic Cristal or Bic Bold ball point pen, so you get to see mistakes and all! 😉


September 14, 2018

Kitty & the Dragonfly - Colored Pencil and Watercolor Illustration

Hello my fellow creatives - haaaapppppy Friiiiiday! 😁

Introducing: Kitty & the Dragonfly 

I'm trying to awaken my creative juices. I experimented with two new techniques this week: 1) Blending wax based color pencil with Turpenoid and stump and 2) using 3D foam tape to pop the kitty forward - so it's Paper-crafting meets Fine art. Haha...

It was so much fun to explore. I love the soft effect of the blend, which reminds me of an African Violet plant texture. I used Arches hot press cotton (my least fav watercolor stock - saunders waterford w.c. is my #1 fav - but I had scrap for this experiment). I'll try this again on different papers in the future.  😉  Take the best 😇 care of yourselves and have a good rest of the weekend! Beeee inspired. 😊

September 7, 2018

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

I sketched out and began painting this short series late in August. The title of these pieces are (top left, top right, bottom): Friendly Garden Cat, Lazy Rabbit, and Pumpkin Delight. 

August 3, 2018

Kitty in Rainboots - Gouache Illustration

Gouache Practice

I continue to use gouache for my illustrations. I'm still not completely confident, but I have faith that I will find my own rhythm and develop a style with it.

July 29, 2018

A Beary Cute Libra - Watercolor Illustration

Angora Watercolor Set

I'm just playing around with ideas and supplies I've had for a while, but never really use. This cute bear wears Libra's lucky colors: green, lavender and cream (ochre).