Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Violin lesson

Toby from the back - at his violin lesson

Blind contour

Started drawing Toby - but he didn't want to sit still and I was tired - so I switched to blind contour. Then added some color. This was a fun one :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fric and frac

Two sketches at fric today - tony playing iPod - and some people at the table across from us 

Fric and frac

Two sketches at fric today - tony playing iPod - and some people at the table across from us 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Popcorn again

Because you can never draw too much
popcorn. In pen this time. I like pencil better. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hall Chair

Subbing first grade today - I sketched this chair while watching a small group of kids in the hall while they took an assessment.  They finished their test before I finished my chair :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Washy watercolor flower

Started this with a real flower as reference. Then my 4 year old tore that up for me - so I kept going on my own :)

Drawing Lab 47: The Office

I haven't done a Drawing Lab in months and months and months. Because I got stuck on this one. The goal was to make a series of sketches using office supplies. But I don't work in an office - I'm a substitute teacher and I don't want to mess with teacher's desks more than absolutely nessessary. So long ago I conceived this idea to use last year's planner as a base for sketches. I always feel bad throwing away this document of the year - but keeping it is clutter - so now I'll at least have photo documentation of a few days.
So I got the idea - put the old planner in my purse -  and carried it around for over 6 months without touching it.  
I realized I didn't want to use my planner as a sketchbook. I wanted to use my sketchbook as a sketchbook. Once I decided to do this project at home with paint - it went much better!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Out the window

My son takes violin lessons in the west bottoms. I'm excited to sketch outside there in warmer weather - but today I sketched out the window

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Random bits

I like the cat eye and the Jesse eyes. The rest - not so much. But I am sleepy :) so - meh

Friday, February 06, 2015

After First Friday

The sherry leedy gallery has an amazing exhibit up this month. I drew this so I could remember to steal all the good ideas.

Thursday, February 05, 2015


Came home from date night all tipsy - and still drew. Dedication!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015


When you don't know what else to draw - there's always your own hand

Monday, February 02, 2015

Washy watercolor baby bobcat

This cat ended up looking rather pissed :) and not nearly as cute as the photo I was using - but I kinda like that. It's got some personality for sure :)