Morning routine

These sketches are part of my morning routine. I do these every morning for my daily warm up, which is similar to the drills that soccer players do everyday for ball control with their feet. My drills are for eye/hand aka “seeing” and the boxes are thinking creatively and drawing spontaeously.

I use the Sktchy App for drawing faces or animals in the vertical sketchbook. In the other sketchbook, I separate the page into boxes and I put something in the boxes every day. Some of the morning routine sketches have turned into full art or illustrations!

Daily page
Morning portraits

Live Critter Sunday 8/1

These two photos are sort of a seek and find. Look very carefully at each photo. That’s not a cable or hose in that cactus outside of our window. This guy is about three feet long.

He’s a black racer. Not a venomous snake, he’s a handy fellow in the garden to assist with pest control. They look quite alarming when you are used to garden snakes, but a welcome predator. Although I don’t think the lizards would agree.

Afterwards he slithered off to the bush next to the cactus which was a very important lesson on not sticking your hands inside of bushes without heavy duty gloves when you live in Florida.

Smile for the camera!

Ooops

I forgot to post this bunny. Lol. I thought I had and scrolled through and yup, no post. So one more bunny, coming up!

Gigi practices for the cheerleading tryouts every day. She wants it to become an Olympic Sport and wants to get the first Gold medal.

(I had to check to ensure it wasn’t a sport yet, lol.)

Jenny

There, hidden in the palms! Jenny saw another creature, just like her!

This is an abbreviated version of what I just wrote about Jenny. Jenny is already, unexpectedly, becoming a story. Yeah, she’s weird looking and could potentially be scary

But looks are often deceiving, aren’t they?

This is an Artist Trading Card sized art. ATCs are traded between artists and they have to be 2.5 x 3.5 in. I prepped a few ATC sized pieces because I can do those quicker than larger pieces. And I can also work on them from anywhere.

An ACEO (Art Cards, Edition and Collection is a ATC that an artist sells. I have seen ATCs/ACEOs that were framed very nicely. They are tiny art but they are also fun to collect.

Carmella

Just hatched this morning, everything was new to Carmella. She looked down at her feet.

“Wow, what are those? Can I eat them?“

This is an Artist Trading Card sized art. ATCs are traded between artists and they have to be 2.5 x 3.5 in. I prepped a few ATC sized pieces because I can do those quicker than larger pieces. And I can also work on them from anywhere.

An ACEO (Art Cards, Edition and Collection is a ATC that an artist sells. I have seen ATCs/ACEOs that were framed very nicely. They are tiny art but they are also fun to collect.

Think of them as baseball cards for artists.

Where did the bunnies go?

I am happy to say that the bunny sketchbook is full, so I can retire that one to the bookcase shelf. It’s time to move on from bunnies to other creatures. In the mean time, here’s some odd birds……

The green parrot and sapsucker hummingbird were not happy that a bunch of groundhog faeries moved into the neighborhood.

They liked to spit blueberry juice.

The green parrot, sapsucker hummingbird and groundhog faerie.

Live critter Sunday

I have so many photos of real animals, especially of Chloe and Mack, that I think I’ll make Sundays a real creature day.

Today’s photo is of Mack. He’s hiding under the end table because Chloe and Mack needed baths. Chloe went first so Mack ran for cover.

“I don’t think they’ll find me here.”