P is for Pretzel

I belong to an illustrator’s group and we recently had an A-Z challenge. I played with all sorts of lettering… I thought of all sorts of ideas, notes jotted, ideas written out…. but couldn’t get anything on paper until we did a Zoom last week and a pretzel was one of the objects for us to draw. Many of the illustrators commented about drawing pretzels and where you could get the best pretzels or whose bagged pretzels were the best. (I kept quiet, knowing that the Philly Pretzel is the best soft pretzel, especially right out of the oven.)

I sketched a bunch of Pretzels. Tried different versions. Tried pastels, tried gouache….

Until finally, my finished piece.

P is for Pretzels

I separated the different types, soft, hard, candy covered and I just had to add a pretzel bun.

Lemons and….

I belong to an illustrator’s group and a couple of times a month we get together to draw or learn a cool trick or tip.

The guest this week was Jennifer Orkin Lewis and we were working in our sketchbooks, drawing a collection of objects that she had assembled.

I drew mine directly from gouache and I didn’t screen shot the images so I had to wing it once the camera was directed at Jennifer’s sketchbook.

The lemon had a sticker but I forgot what was on it so I let it go. This whole sketch was unplanned, or I would have placed flowers a little lower and I couldn’t remember the flowers so I winged it.

Overall, I did find that since I had to wing it anyway, I was less stressed about the exercise and just enjoyed the “play.”

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.)

Jump jump jump

Happy loves to jump! It’s his favorite thing in the whole world! However, his parents wish he would study more.

The bunny sketches are done in my Innovative Journal, that I stitched myself from a kit. For more info about the kit, here us the link…

https://innovativejournaling.com

All the bunnies are from my imagination, painted with gouache and they are not digitally touched up. They have been photographed with my iPhone 12 Pro.

Grandpa bunny

Earl likes to sun himself. He doesn’t hear so well anymore so he was quite startled when the little girl tried to pet him…

The bunny sketches are done in my Innovative Journal, that I stitched myself from a kit. For more info about the kit, here is the link…

https://innovativejournaling.com

All the bunnies are from my imagination, painted with gouache and they are not digitally touched up. They have been photographed with my iPhone 12 Pro.

Frosty bunny

In the lone reaches of an alpine meadow sits Frosty, a high mountain bunny.

I forgot to add on the previous bunny posts that these sketches are done in my Innovative Journal, that I stitched myself from a kit.

https://innovativejournaling.com

All the bunnies are from my imagination, painted with gouache and they are not digitally touched up. They have been photographed with my iPhone 12 Pro.

Hot dog bunny

Some of my bunnies don’t happen to look like real bunnies. This one is more like a cross between a dachshund and a punk rock rabbit.

Marcus is a bit of a stuffy fellow. It took him a while to style his hair. Too bad he didn’t know about the stormy forecast.