Thursday, January 31, 2008

Monday Art Day: Hidden Message

This is my submission for Monday Art Although I have not told you how I feel. I only have eyes for you. If you would only look you would see.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My New Art Book

I had purchased this little book and had been saving it. I was to tired to sit at my desk and draw so I took it to bed with me. These are my results.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

IF: Tales and Legends

This Fairy has a lot of studying to do!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Behind A Closed Door

Behind the door she was able to free her thoughts. More practice without a face. I haven't had time to work on my pose practice.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Me and My Shadow-self

As she walked along looking at her shadow, she wished that she could be the person within which nobody sees.
With this picture I was experimenting with acrylic, paper, and watercolor.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Keep Your Wings Dry

Acrylic on paper. I am happy with everything but the face. I think I might try this in watercolor.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

IF: Plain

How did I land in this world of plainness? This cannot be real. It is as though I am in the Twilight Zone. Everything was normal yesterday, so how is it today that I am in a world of plain? Everyone is plain!

Friday, January 18, 2008

1. Lord John and the Private Matter

This is the 1st book I've read for 2008.
For my own personal challenge I decided to try to illustrate something from the book. This book was interesting. A little perverse for my taste in some areas but I had read to far to stop reading. My illustration doesn't have any blood because that's not my thing. The story takes place in 1700's and is written by Diana Gabaldon.
Magruder was waiting for them outside the shed, with one of his constables. "My lord." Magruder inclined his head, looking curiously at Grey "What happened to-" "Where did you find her?" Grey interrupted. "In Saint James's Park," the constable replied. "In the bushes by the path." "Where?" Grey said incredulously. Saint James's was the preserve of merchants and aristocrats, where the young, the rich, and the fashionable strolled to see and be seen. Magruder shrugged, slightly defensive. "People out for an early walk found her or rather, their dog did." He stepped back, ushering the soldiers ahead of him through the door to the tack room. "There was considerable blood." ......"Think it's the same?" Quarry asked, watching him. "The dress, I mean. You've an eye for such things."

Out of My Comfort Zone

This is truly outside of my comfort zone. I painted this on canvas and I attempted painting a face. I usually don't paint on canvas because I would hate to ruin it. Also I used acrylic paint instead of watercolors and pen. I've been reading an art book about skin tones. I am not happy with her nose and hair. My daughter says she looks very disco. More practice needed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dresser Reading

It was Sunday her favorite day.
Before worship she would get up before everyone. Sneak quietly through the house and get the newspaper. She would go to the sun room and read. The sun room was still unfurnished. The only seat was the old dresser that was her mothers.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nappturality

Although I just started using watercolors in 2007, I feel comfortable using them. This picture does not show a face because I am still practicing faces. Also I like to draw using a Micron 03 pen.Inspiration from Pink Sherbert Photography.

IF: Stitch

"Her heart was stitch back together by her new love."

Friday, January 11, 2008

IF: Blanket & Reading A Very Sad Letter

If anyone can give me some pointers on this painting it would be helpful. I like the red cover but the body and hair are lacking. What do you think?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

IF: Choose :Pretty Shoes

Which shoes do you like best? I had fun working on this drawing. When I think about Crocs I wish I would have had the insight to purchase some of their stock, but the fade is slowing the stock is down.

IF: 100%

100% Too fat to fly
"We shouldn't have eaten so many worms"

Daily Pose Practice

Pose of Lie from posemaniacs.com

Sunday, January 6, 2008

More Gray Added

I thought this picture needed a little more color.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Other Series

Hopefully I will have a Blue and Gray Series. This is my first picture.

My Character

I think I finally found a character that I like. She is "That Blue Girl." The name refers to what my friend's parents called me. I worked hard on it today.

Finding a style:Faces

This year I would really like to find a style. I think it would be better for me to concentrate on that. I plan on limiting my color palette also. Lets see what happens.

Pose Practice

This is suppose to make me better. THIS IS TERRIBLE!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Daily Pose Practice

The woman from the side view looks awful. That's why I need practice.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Daily Pose Practice

This pose was very difficult for me. It is a view looking down unto a man standing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Daily Pose Practice

In 2008 I want to take some Art Classes but I am unable to at this time. However I did find this great website for practicing. My goal is to practice everyday. Some months ago I had purchased this large sketchbook which I will dedicate to my daily practice.

50 Book Club Challenge 2007

I have accomplished my goal by reading 50 books for the year. I enjoyed most of them. To see my complete catalog of books click on the sidebar for Librarything. Books Read:
1. The Prydain Chronicles
2. The Black Cauldron
3. The Castle of Llyr
4. The Amulet of Samarkand
5. The Dream Bearer
6. 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, From Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus
7. Everyday Matters by Danny Gregory
8. Lirael by Garth Nix
9. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier
10. The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
11. Dear Zoe by Phillip Beard
12. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
13. DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
14. Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde
15. Highland Fling by Katie Fforde
16. Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
17. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordan by Stephen King
18. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
19. The Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
20. The High King by Lloyd Alexander
21. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
22. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
23. Use What You've Got by Barbara Corcoran
24. The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
25. Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
26. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling
27. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
28. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
29. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
30. Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach
31. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
32. Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez
33. Affluenza by John De Graaf
34. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
35. Sabriel by Garth Nix
36. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
37. Lady Friday by Garth Nix
38. The Stranger by Albert Camus
39. The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau
40. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
41. Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin
42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
43. A Good Year by Peter Mayle
44. Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
45. Fantastic Beast & Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (Harry Potter)
46. Holy Bible published by Thomas Nelson
47. The Spiderwick Chronicles -The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
48. The Spiderwick Chronicles - The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
49. The Spiderwick Chronicles - Lucinda's Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
50. The Spiderwick Chronicles - The Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
51. The Spiderwick Chronicles - The Wrath of Mulgarath by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black