Saturday, July 26, 2008

Virtual sketch date....

I decided at the last minute to jump in on the virtual sketch. I haven't felt like doing much lately (art wise), so when I got to thinking about the virtual sketch this morning, I jumped at doing a quick sketch. I had fun just getting the colours down and not worrying about any thing specific. It is sketchy, but I think I did okay getting across my impression of the photo.

You can go to the Virtual Sketch Date site to see this months photo. It was provided by Leslie Hawes. Thank you Jeanette for hosting!

Here is a list of this months participants:
Rose , Dougie, Melissa , Sherrie, Maggie, Michael
Leslie, Laura, Miki, Mary Ann, Kylie, Stacy,
Jennifer, Jeanne, Kay Susan, Jeanette, Kellie
Sharon, Paulette, Sydney

Come join us in August around the middle of the month.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Colour Challenge.....

Irmina (santaika )on Drawspace has been teaching us about colour. She put up some great pictures of her kids and their dogs to work with. I'm not so sure that I picked up the full meaning of her lesson, but I did have fun doing this guy with blue prisma colour pencils.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lonely boat.....

Charcoal is a lot of fun for sketching. It goes down so easily, you can change direction without a second thought and you get wonderful dark blacks. I am having a good time seeing what it can do. I have some charcoal pencils to try out next time.

This quick sketch was for the July challenge at Let's Make Art.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I gave Barbara's grandbaby a try. The baby was one of the pictures she put up for this week's challenge at Drawspace. This was actually my second try. I don't think either one did the cutie justice, but it was fun trying.

The one to the left, I started with the dark background and filled in as I went. The one at the top I started with the eyes and filled in from there.