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.

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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.

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….

Haphazard Flowers

I was on a Zoom this evening with Carla Sonheim and a few other artists. Carla had some flowers that she encouraged us to draw via blind contours and I randomly placed them around the page. We were encouraged to use whatever media we wanted. I used a Caran D’Ache Neocolor II black water-soluble crayon.

I then colored them in with watercolor and used ultramarine blue washed around them. I just played with the various mediums, adding paint pens and other media. Then I scanned it in and tweaked it some more on Procreate. I did this all while making homemade candy for Easter. It was quite full day.

And yep, I printed it out on a 4×6 postcard to mail to my mom. No kitties today, just flowers.

Lil’ Easter Bunny

It’s April and Easter is only a few days away so I am starting off the month with a few Easter critters. I had several blob creatures that looked like bunnies and this is one of them. I am working in a sketchbook that is made from a leather cover with Arches Text Wove paper which is very soft and is very nice to work with water media.

The sketchbook came as a kit that I purchased from https://innovativejournaling.com I bound it myself.

Marty loves Easter and wants to be the Easter Bunny when he grows up. He dreams about being the Easter Bunny all the time.