Shoes

Today’s prompt is shoes. When I first sat down to draw shoes, which I have done many times before…I realized that my wardrobe now consisted of various flip flops. I rarely wear shoes anymore except for the few rare evenings when it’s cool here or when I go for my walk. Otherwise I’m holding it in flip flops. This thought prompted me to draw my flip flops and that morphed into playing with some digital colors and textures…

This was a lot of fun and it gave me lots of ideas for more patterns.

Daily Prompt – Hats

I don’t know if I will be posting these every day but here is my sketch page for today’s prompt – Hats

I have a sketch page full of these really pretty hats and I don’t remember why I did them but I was able to use my sketchbook as a reference for these sketches, new and improved, of course. I didn’t color them in because I am supposed to be spending 5 – 10 minutes on them. I spent a little more time because I liked doing them. It was relaxing.

On the flip side of being relaxed. John and I have been watching Mr Mercedes on Peacock. Very suspenseful. I wouldn’t recommend watching it before bed or alone.

Sketch – Eyeglasses

I am taking an illustration course over the next few weeks and we are given daily prompts that we are encouraged to sketch. I pulled out my sketchbooks and found the various eyeglasses that I have sketched and combined them all here. I have been going to my sketchbooks first because I have so much that I have sketched over the years that many times I can pull something from there, first.

I really need to catalog my sketchbooks. I have over 100.

Joey

Joey loves carrots. He is a Carrot Connoisseur. He has been “relocating” carrots that he “finds” in gardens and plants them in his secret garden.

Darcy the Giraffe

Darcy loves sweets.

Standby for more about Darcy…..

This is the whole sketchbook spread. I don’t use the opposing page to keep each sketch clean and undamaged. This is a a sketchbook/journal that I bound from a kit from Innovative Journaling. The paper is Arches Text wove and it is very soft and has a nice texture.

More Flowers

I didn’t think I would say this but I am really enjoying this technique. It’s very liberating. No rules, just drawing with the brush pen what I feel the watercolor marks are telling me to do. I may get a few more pages ready in my sketchbook so I can do more. In the mean time I still have some other stuff to get done but the nice thing is I can take a break and watch TV and do these type of flowers.

Square Flowers

I love working in Square sketchbooks. This one is actually a square Moleskine I found somewhere. I don’t remember where I purchased it. The paper isn’t the best for wet media so I only use the one side but that’s ok because I have been able to do some surprising projects in it, most of the using techniques from Carla Sonheim’s classes, which can be pretty messy.

This one is actually a Pam Garrison exercise but Joanne Sharpe does something similar. I went rogue by using a brush fountain pen.