Saturday, September 13, 2014

Six months of drawing

I've drawn quite a bit, for me, this summer, and took two online drawing courses from Sketchbook Skool. I have been posting pictures of my sketches on Instagram because it's so easy to do, and I like the sharing and community aspects of that media. But now I'm going to do a photo dump of all of my drawings from the past few months here on my blog.

 

I did all of the drawings above from April through June. Some were Sketchbook Skool homework and some were just me drawing whatever I felt like drawing at the time. All of the drawings below are from July to September. Again, some Sketchbook Skool, some not.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quick! How much time do I have?

Short answer: not much.
So I've been squeezing in some fairly quick drawings when I can.

These are some of Simon's favorite stuffed animals drawn in my Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook with a Kuretake pen, Micron pens, and Tombow markers.




































































The following are all drawings that on a normal day wouldn't take very long; however, I work on them in the few minutes I have in my car before I go into work. I may have ten minutes, or I may have two. Whatever I can add to the drawing in that time is what I put down, so they can take days.

They are in a Moleskine sketchbook drawn with Micron pens and colored with highlighters.










































Saturday, December 21, 2013

4, 3, 2, 1...

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, I take the less-is-more approach. My six-year-old does not appreciate this. He thinks we should really be decking the halls. One decoration I have is this little snowman who counts down to the Big Day. He came with three number blocks, so I guess if you wanted to, you could keep him out all year and start the countdown the day after Christmas. I am not that dedicated. So he comes out every December. Or maybe the day after Thanksgiving, if he's lucky.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Owls

I like to think that I liked owls before they became trendy. But the timing was really close. Maybe I'm a trendsetter! Maybe I started the whole owl obsession! Probably not. Luckily I didn't go overboard with owl paraphernalia. But I will admit, there are a few owls around the house.

This is Owl (the stuffed animals in our house have very original names), a puppet from IKEA that I couldn't resist. 

Moleskine, Microns & yellow highlighter



















And an ornament that my sister bought me.

Bond paper sketchbook & Micron pens

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sketchy Car Rides

It's been awhile since I've posted. I can't believe how fast three months can go by! I haven't made time to draw anything for an extended period of time, so I try to find a few minutes here and there when I can. Sometimes I have five to ten minutes before I need to go into work, so I get out my tiny Moleskine and draw the stuff laying around my messy car. Sometimes I take Simon for a ride so he will nap, and I pull over somewhere and draw. Today I went to Havre de Grace, and before I left I drew the alley in front of my parking spot. They're not always the most inspiring things, but it keeps me drawing. And that keeps me sane.

Moleskine sketchbook & Micron pens
















Moleskine & Microns


Moleskine & pencil
Moleskine & Microns

 


















Stillman&Birn (Epsilon) sketchbook, Microns, Winsor&Newton travel watercolors



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Toyland

Our house is full of toys. From the tiniest little Lego brick to a giant stuffed moose. There are a lot of them. So whenever I'm at a loss for what to draw, there's always a toy close by.

Here are some toys I've drawn this past week, and some that I've drawn over the last few months that I never got around to posting.


Owl from Winnie the Pooh
Peas in a Pod from Toy Story

Wooden Fire Truck from Target






















An alligator from Diego

Some of our tubby time friends

"Little Doggie" from IKEA

Little Pig Car

Little Rooster Car

A little truck from B.

"Big Bear" from IKEA

Rocking Moose from IKEA