Drawing 11-29-18

My poor doggies are whining and begging to go for a walk but I couldn’t tear myself away from this drawing. The first session was just a simple outline before I was interrupted…

Roxy & Ringo

Back at it today with these cross hatchings that look like window screen. I couldn’t stop myself and all I can say is I was just having so much fun! Okay time for that walk.

Drawing 11-29-18

Drawing 11-25-18

11-25 drawing

I began at the nest on this drawing, and just as I was circling the soft inner bed I became extremely pleased with the way Pilot G-2 07 seemed to lighten up for that very purpose.

However, as I bore down for the thicker twigs bent around the outer part of the nest it became apparent that my trusty Pilot had completely run out of ink!

Thankfully, I have in my stash of supplies a new pen recommended by my writer friend, Brad* – a Jetstream made by UniBall (“When inspiration strikes, count on the performance and design of Uni-Ball”).

All this focus on pens and ink made me forget to mention the sneaky appearance of a fish into this composition. Hmm…

*More about my writer friend, Brad at Bradley James Weber

Objects
Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest

 

Drawing 11-24-18

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Very strange marks here on the opposite page. I don’t know what to say other than I had no goal in mind when I sat down here at this desk. I wasn’t even planning to sit – just walked past it doing other things in my work space and saw out of the corner of my eye this open book of drawings – opened to yesterday’s page. I can’t seem to help this desire to play around with drawing the same thing every day. It’s like a meditation. Oh, and by the way, my mind was a super mess of chaotic thoughts going every which way (sort of like the drawing) but now I feel better. Thank you, Pilot G-2 07 ❤️

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Drawing 11-23-18

Train of thought as I draw…my brain is a pinball machine.

Drawing 11-23-18
Drawing 11-23-18

Train of thought as I draw: wonder what family of birds lived in this little nest…Shelby Lynne is such a genius!!! As I’m listening to “I can’t Imagine” in the background…I think she’s a courageous writer of lyrics and tunes…Don’t forget add these holes. I like how they create a background that can go anywhere…Give me a ruler – Quick! Feel like making some order here…OH YES a checker board table cloth. My brain is a pinball machine…

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Drawing 11-22-18

Yes, those are bees looking out at me from inside the beehive: the queen has trapped them and they are pleading to me for help – so on this Thanksgiving Day I will set them free. I will pardon them like the Whitehouse turkey. Bee kind. Bee loving. Bee truthful. Bee giving. Bee bop a-lu-ee.  

Finally, my brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…Bee these (Phil. 4:8)

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Drawing 11-21-18

My Quiet Place

Oh my. I watched the morning news before sitting down in my quiet place to draw. This is what happens with an agitated brain and a hand armed with a Pilot G-2 07. Do I feel calmer now that I’ve unleashed some marks on paper? A bit.

Drawing 11-21-18

It certainly is more fun to draw with my imagination rather than trying to stay within the confines of reality.

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Drawing 11-20-18

Drawing 11-20-18
Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest

My definition of pure contour drawing from when I was in art school:

Use your eyes to follow the lines of an object and record it with the tip of the pen on the paper.

Don’t look down at the paper; keep your eyes on the contours of the object as if you are feeling it.

It’s a good exercise for honing your eyes to really see what’s there instead of what your brain thinks from it’s memory of similar objects. A twig is a twig is a twig…

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Drawing 11-19-18

Drawing 11-19-18

Well, I did not do a pure contour drawing as I’d planned yesterday. I totally forgot. Instead my approach came at a different angle, literally. Not straight on as before, but tilted slightly to the left. It made me struggle with perspective, which I have not resolved, but oh well. New shadows were cast from my desk lamp, too.

But tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow I will tackle the pure contour, the kind where the rule say you’re not allowed to lift your pen or look at your paper!!!

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Drawing 11-18-18

11-18-18 drawing

Oh wow, these objects make it so easy to jump from reality to fantasy with these drawings. I have thrown discipline out the window already! Good riddens, I say.. Maybe tomorrow I will pull back and slow down with a contour drawing. This is what I tried to do today but I’m too revved up in between walking the dogs, throwing laundry in, helping Bob with his pc, scattered mind. Scattered energy. BLAH!!!

Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest