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.

Figment

Figment is another imaginary creature, so for you model horse folks that follow me, Figment isn’t meant to be anatomically correct….she’s just another of the many creatures that wander the pages of my sketchbooks….and started as a random mark on the page….

Figment is a small stocky pony that lives on the Emerald Isle. She can go places that larger horses can’t and can climb steep hillsides.

Garlic

I don’t think I ever actually dedicated a sketch page to a garlic bulb. Ever. I popped open my fridge and the bulb that was in there was a wild thing. It’s fresh but the ones I have been finding at the store are more loose-y goose-y like the one in the fridge with huge cloves of garlic. Yum.

So I sat at my desk and quickly sketched one from memory. Then I pulled out some paint and painted my garlic. Then I just started pulling out random materials for the hell of it and here we are; a mixed media garlic bulb.

Damn that was fun!

PS. This is in a homemade square sketchbook using mixed colors of toned Stonehenge paper.

Garlic

Inktober Day 28 – Float

My Inktober sketchbook is finally full. I started with the Little Witch Series back in 2018 and used that sketchbook only for the Little Witch drawings. Now that it’s full, I have moved over to my Innovative Journaling Halloween Journal, which is appropriate. This journal is perfect for my Little Witch series and yes, those are skulls dangling from it. It freaking rocks and it’s refillable. It comes with Arches text wove paper which I’ll report back on how it performs. Today’s sketch with the Arteza brush pens scumbled a bit but I used that to my advantage. I tried the dragon floating on his back, though I did think about doing a side view. I used my dog for positioning the feet.😂

The Halloween sketchbook
Floating dragon on arches text wove paper.