Sunday, December 21, 2014

170 - Painted the Inner Bean Drawings

Day 170 - thinking hard about quitting at 180. Getting not to be a lot to say.





The Discussion

These two guys were having a political debate. And since this is not a political blog I won't discuss their conversation. The guy on the right was quite aggressive and much bigger than the other guy. Odd that I caught that.


However. I love these sketches painted with watercolor. So far really liking the Stillman and Birn Alpha. It performs well with washed. I just wish it would lay flat. It's a little heavy in my purse but worth it for the great paper.







This page got dirty with ink from the last page. The lettering didn't dry quickly. The lady in red kept hopping up blocking my view of the other two ladies.







This older gentleman kept pursing his lips at his phone. He was waiting for a friend. Should be called Gentlemen who lunch!! I think he needs a second eyebrow oops.

The ladies are my fav. Which is yours? Thanks for looking.

Back to my knitting melt down.





An 8 foot scarf for one of my kids modeled by my jack Russell Zoe.




My sweet granddaughter Livias stocking.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

169 - Painting the Lions


I fm drew them twice. And let me tell you Lions are move. U think they just lay around regally surveying their realm. Not so. Start a drawing and they were going to flop another direction.








First I drew just the lions. Bytw three of them were babies in the spring. Now they all look mature. Can't tell who is the mom.







Then I decided to draw the whole scene. I really like this one best. Which is your favorite?

Tip use a sponge for the tree leaves and splatter greys onto the rocks. Be careful to cover up what you don't want splattered. It does tend to fly around.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, December 19, 2014

168 - Gorillas



If you want an animal that doesn't move I suggest go straight to the gorilla compound. It certainly has changed since the days of Willie B.
A big open field with a huge concrete rope covered tree to climb on. Of course the mature gorillas just sat rarely moving at all.






The youngsters were a different story. The baby in the mothers lap is also the acrobat in the next picture. The male Silverback on the right never moved.




The baby acrobatically crossed the tree and hung suspended from the rope. He would stop and hold his position so he was great to draw.





The double spread of the gorillas.
Thanks for looking.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

167 - Sketching at the Bean

In my Stillman and Birn beta w a Noodler Creeper. My Lamy Safari was on strike. No idea why. Like the lines the Creeper lays down but they are very juicy and wet aka prone to smear. Can't wait to paint these but going to let them dry well first.

Trying to catch a cold so not feeling eloquent today. Alkaseltzer plus is my friend!!!





Two guys arguing politics. The one guy was a lot larger than the other.







An older gentleman who was waiting for a friend. Men do lunch too at the Bean.






Various ladies Lunching at the Bean.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

166 - The Goats are done!!

The children's petting zoo at Zoo Atlanta is a great place. The goats don't try to eat the kids clothes because the children can only use curry combs. No feeding the animals please!!

It's fun to draw and fun to paint too. BIG loaded brush and let the colors mingle on the page.













Cerulean blue shadows on white. Piemonite and cobalt shadows on Quin sienna. Browns can be delicious!!













Blacks are made with ultramarine and burnt umber. Love that combo.













Here's the whole double page spread.


Here they are before I painted them. Which do u like best! Thanks for looking!!