Here's a sketch I did of a student a couple of years ago, I attempted a colored version, but the hair looks like a woman. This student is a boy with dreads, a popular athlete. I really like the pencil drawing.
I am working on my fear factor. I did a prototype for a story that I love. I want to turn it into a book and have it published. It's a children's book. Here is a glance at the first page. Remember: A work in progress.
I love Edward Gorey's illustrations, so I did my own version of Dracula in Edward Gorey style. I don't know why I am drawn into his darkness. He was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings. I have several of his books in my library.
Still working through my first sketchbook. I went back and added some pages to cover really ugly drawings but they are still visible if you flip the page. The first is an attempt at a fairy in 2006.
I would like to think that my drawing has vastly improved. This is a quick fairy I drew today to cover up the ugly one. The last sleeping fairy is one I submitted to CED in 2011.
And I did another what do you see drawing. At first I saw nothing, I rotated the page. I added in some extra color. Then I was able to see the birds in the trees.
If there is any lesson that I can pass on to anyone about past present and future. It would be: what ever you are facing in your life, LIVE for today, the past can't be undone, and who knows what the future may bring.
As usual I'm behind, even though its a New Year. The theme from Creative Everyday is Past, Present, Future and as I was decluttering my office/studio I came across my first journal that I started in 2006 which I never finished, nor did it have any color. I decided to finish it, add color to it, and fix my ugly drawings, and write a few words.
In the past I would paint on a piece of paper then illustrate what I saw coming out of the paint. I would never do anything like that in a journal for fear of making a mistake. Voila I painted directly into my old journal and drew what I saw: