Archives for the month of: May, 2013

Nope. Gave that up decades ago. They just break your heart. And get bugs.

Boring, thinking out loud stuff follows. Feel free to ignore.
I’m very pleased with myself – I did all 31 drawings – patting myself on the back. Somehow for each one on the list an idea popped into my head. I didn’t expect this Everyday in May to be so so so much fun and not a burden at all. I wanted to draw simply, and started out that way, but eventually reverted back to my style without realizing it. I also remembered how much I enjoyed drawing with the vector tool in Sketch Club. It was so very easy to sketch from life with this tool.

Being that I’m a bit anal I did some, ahem, statistics on my sketch sources. I was surprised that so many were from life. But still, no matter how accurate (or lopsided) my drawing was, imagination kicked in for just about all of them to some extent. Usually I just ignored the real color and went where I was led.

Reference photo (mine): 5
Reference photo (someone else’s) 3
Imagination. 5
Life. 18

Anyway. Loads of fun.
I’m now in everyday sketch withdrawal.

Sketch Club app for the drawing of the “plant”; ArtRage app for everything else; Sensu stylus.

Sketch Club app for drawing; ArtRage App for everything else; Sensu stylus. I drew from life but then I settled in the recliner and painted from my imagination. Everything in the closet was dark and dull so I took liberties.

Sketch Club for drawing, ArtRage for everything else; Sensu stylus.

Sketch Club app for sketch and patterns on the substitutes and tabletop; ArtRage app for everything else; Sensu stylus. The still life was drawn from life but the table fell out of my head.

Sketch Club app for sketching; ArtRage app for painting, lettering, background; Pages app for typed text; Sensu stylus.

And why can I never find one that actually fits where I need it?

Sketch Club app for drawing, text and background paper; ArtRage app for watercolor painting and extra texture; Sensu stylus.

ArtRage app, Sensu stylus.

When I saw this topic on the list it flummoxed me for awhile. Lots of things make me laugh. Remember? Yesterday I cracked myself up.

But then, All Of A Sudden, I realized that my friends give me stomach aches from laughing. It strikes suddenly, unexpectedly and while we are supposed to be acting all sophisticated-like.

The text in the drawing is referring to this – a massive back and forth flurry of e-mails. And I do mean Massive Amount.

They make my imagination laugh also.

Sketch Club app, Sensu stylus. I added a background of Japanese paper that is available in SC. Imported finished piece into ArtRage app for more texture only.
I referred to a photo of us that we all love and was making guidelines so that I could correctly draw the placement of our heads and thus everything else. Before I knew it I had quickly finished the sketch using the vector tool and I liked it. Seemed to fit the theme of the day.

Ha ha! I crack myself up!

Sketch Club app for drawing and text and then imported into ArtRage app for all the etc. stuff; Sensu stylus.

I had a Very Hard Time doing this one. In my head was a very clear picture of what I wanted but I couldn’t get it out. I planned and blah blah blah nothing worked. So I CHEATED. YES I DID. I google mapped me and looked at the streets, saw I had all the curves of the neighborhood going in wrong directions and things weren’t as perpendicular or parallel as I thought. That’s when I gave up, traced and simplified the general idea. I deemed it finished but wasn’t happy with it at all.

Then I remembered a map I drew in one of my journals a few years ago. I checked the date and saw that I never put it in the blog. Well, here it is. I remember that this one gave me trouble also. I finally traced the neighborhood map from the local phone book and transferred it into the journal. But when I finished I was very happy because it brought up a lot of odd memories. The palette hasn’t changed it seems, just the media.

ArtRage app, Sensu stylus; journal was drawn with Pitt pen and Crayola markers.