Saturday, September 19, 2009

Portrait Challenge #2

Sherry ( and Ellen are working on a portrait challenge. This is my attempt #2. The problem with trying to draw a portrait, or anything else for that matter, when you are just learning, is that it never looks like the person you are trying to draw. We also tend to be hypercritical of our own attempts. Danny Gregory has said that you should draw, and then write on the page something good about your drawing; the idea is that you can't write anything negative. That would just give you an excuse to give up. In this portrait, I used Faber-Castell drawing pencils in HB, 2B and 6B, Faber-Castell PITT artist pen in both black India ink and Sepia india ink and a variety of Prismacolor colored pencils. In attempt to not be negative, I will note that I think I will probably use the india ink less and more pressure on the pencils to get more value in areas.

Comments? Advice is welcomed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Birthday Celebration

In celebration of my birthday, a good friend took me to dinner at Charleston's. It was wonderful as usual. And as a surprise, she had them bring a huge brownie with caramel sauce and ice cream on top for us to share for dessert. It's a blessing to have good friends. Then I met another friend at the UCO Jazz Lab and we went to the Chris Botti concert. He and his band put on the best show. My photos during the concert were taken with my iphone. I took the one of me in front of my curtains.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

article in Downtown Oklahoma City Magazine

A friend at church brought me this magazine. I had not seen the article, so I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Trying to Learn Watercolor

I have checked a few books out of the local library and checked many artist's blogs, and I am trying to learn to watercolor. This iris is from an iris exhibit that was at the local library. Thanks for looking.

~Bye for now.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

sketch a day

This sketch is not recognizable. The person I am attempting to sketch is famous, but it doesn't look like him. I saw him on an awards show and was so impressed with his blue eyes and his smile. He just looked like he was having fun.