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.

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.

Flowers and Ink

Another small sketch with watercolor and random flowers….original is 4×6.

One of the splashes of paint reminded me of the pink lady orchids that I saw in the wild in New York many years ago. One of those unexpected gifts that Karma gives you….