Every morning I do a page spread like this. I first learned about it from Carla Sonheim when she introduced us to The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Carla showed us how she did a page in her sketchbook and over the years I have tweaked it to fit my needs.
I took my time this morning and wrote a little more legibly so that the format could be understood. As you can see from the “Ideas” column, I am still considering different formats.
I am working my way through the Chihuahuas uploaded to Sktchy so that drawing them from my head becomes 2nd nature. This is already Chihuahua #7. So that I am not spending too much of my day on these sketches, I set a timer for 5 minutes and usually stop, but today I added the shading with another marker.
Enjoy and have a great day!
Here is another recent painting for your viewing pleasure…..
It’s a collage/mixed media piece. 12×16
Here is a quick sketch I did this morning using the Sktchy app on iPhone.
The young man had a scrunched up face and it made me laugh. He was sketched in a drawing box that I have reserved in my morning pages.
Pulled out the pan pastels tonight. Not sure I like working with them on a prepainted background. They were fussy and there were some application issues. I could have just pulled out a few pastel sticks and made my statement but I do like the subtlety of how it looks over the background.
The pre-Thanksgiving turkey prep…..kitty is watching every minute in anticipation of the big day.
The little witch and her kitty are celebrating the Day of the Dead.
To close out Inktober, here are the sketches from the month long challenge. Most were done in my morning pages, which wasn’t brush pen friendly, but I made it work.