Just a little tree today.
along I5 north November 21, 2007
Late start getting on the road today and way too much traffic! I finally decided to sketch while my husband drove. I made a stab at assorted trees. Cell phone towers are everywhere!
oh man November 13, 2007
i’ve been reaaally bad about updating my drawmos! i’ve been not quite as bad at actually drawing them, but i am a few days behind.. my weekends are always so busy. i might not get to do one every day of the month, but i’m going to make sure i do one for every day of the month!
so here are three more for now, days 5, 6 and 7.
day 5, tree on hill. i was bored with my normal scribbly way of drawing in paint, so i decided to do a drawing using mostly left right strokes. out of bordumb more than anything else.
day 6, pink dino died. not ultra realistic, but hey, it’s a paintbrush drawing.
day 7, bread in space. i did another version where there were stars and things in the back, but i didn’t like it as much.
as always, click on the picture for the larger version.
i could say that i’m going to be better at updating on time, but knowing me, saying something like that is a sure fire way to make sure i don’t do that.. so i’m going to just say this; by the end of all this, there will be 30 drawings on here from me. probably all in paint.
Nov. 5 November 5, 2007
I was so impressed with the ink drawings people have been done I thought I’d try it. I’m not thrilled with the result; I think I overworked it. But no experience is wasted, right? This is the forested slope behind our house.
Late as usual… November 2, 2007
Ink on paper.
My first drawing, from yesterday.
My postings will sadly be infrequent, as I do not personally own a scanner. so here is day 1. Day 2 is coming soon!
This one started out as a sketch from a polaroid (self-portrait) but turned into some weird other-person. The tree is non-existent. I am just a tree fan. :)
Flower shop; Downtown from Marina Park November 18, 2006
11/16/06, downtown San Diego: The flower shop had no visitors.
11/17/06: Downtown San Diego, seen from Marina Park.
More ink, no color November 16, 2006
I found today’s drawing relaxing. I took a little longer than usual but “learning” how to create different values with the ink pen was quite enjoyable – perhaps because it was methodical. I added the trees at the end and then ran out of energy/time for filling in all the branches.
Palms November 13, 2006
11/12/06: The one on the left is inspired by the view from an apartment in San Diego’s yuppified Mission Valley area where we stayed this summer while waiting for our new house to be ready. The others are extrapolations. It’s funny: Over the weekend, I saw a watercolor in this one-canvas-several-pictures style. I thought it was too busy, so what’s the next thing I draw? This, of course.
Hockney, Caravaggio and the looking glass: This New Yorker article from a few years back is fascinating. It’s about the excellent LA painter David Hockney’s theory that, long before photography, many of the masters used lenses to project images to help them paint more realistically and in great detail. The content is illuminating, and it’s so well written that Hockney’s enthusiasm is contagious. I found it in this thread at the community blog Metafilter, about how some of the great Impressionists worked from photos.
High Wind Warnings November 12, 2006
Very few leaves are surviving the latest storm that sweeping across the pacific northwest. There’s even talk of snow.
Room with (no) view November 8, 2006
I have taken to walking from the college over to the shopping centre right after class, which ends at 10 or 9:30, depending, and there, I buy a coffee and bagel combo for $1.49 ($1.58 with tax). I take my coffee and bagel to one of several tables up on the second floor on the grocery store and settle in to write at least 1000 words for NaNoWriMo. Yesterday, I wrote 2200 words although I am still behind the goal of 1700/day. And I didn’t get anything sketched. Today, I wrote 1000 words for morning pages and only some outline for the novel, but I did get a sketch done.