Drawing every day, working on shading for faces that just came out of my brain/hand…
I tried to copy a photo from Pinterest:
…and I think I did pretty well:
Oddly, I made her mouth too small…I usually make the mouth too big…
Anyway…I’m off to keep practicing!
I have been taking year-long, online art classes from Effy Wild. I started with Journal 52 when Effy took it over from the prior instructor, then in 2019 I participated in Book of Days, and now I’m in Moonshine for 2020. What a year so far!
Our latest lesson was a blast and I’m really starting to feel like I’m discovering my artistic style
I used my water-soluble pencil for the first time and I LOVE the watercolor effect
I dont have the exact supplies as my instructor but I make do with what I have.
After I covered her glittery hair with nickel azo gold, I used a stencil to put the swirly gold marks.
Then I worked on her face. I’ve been sketching and shading at least a face per day for a few weeks now and I can absolutely see improvement in in my technique over that amount of time…
The quote is, “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Bukowski
I think this creation is inspiring me to work on canvas so that I can show some of my work in a local spot (I live and work in the downtown arts district).
I call myself an Artist now. Without sarcasm.
My second Brother, the most fatherly of my Brohim, asked me to create a painting for a dear family friend. We have known Mike since I was about 8, so it’s a long time we’re talking about here.
Mike plays guitar and my Brother, Joe, plays the tenor saxophone, so I included an image of a Gibson Les Paul and a tenor sax.
I added layers of ultramarine glaze to the background.
I delivered this to my Bro yesterday, and even though it’s belated, Happy Birthday Mike!
This was my second completed canvas…
The “new” series of journals is numbered 1 through 6. The first 4 are 9 x 12, while #5 & #6 are 10 x 7.
Here is Number one, with coloring pages and random collages created during the first 3 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. I rode out the first 2.5 months with my love and the 2 cats in Lodi, CA.
And that’s the end of that.
Now I’m off to work on #s 2 through 6.
Five is going to be fun as it is all about my love…
It’s the last one of the series…and almost as big as the blue journal.
There are more Slam Book type of pages in here…
But a lot of paint as well…
Rad-a-Tat is where I got my first tattoo:
Just trying to be helpful:
Joan of Arc:
Big pallet tester page:
Every day I wake up like this:
My second favorite page in this book:
Quoting Morticia Addams:
Norman Vincent Peale:
Playing with faces again…
They are shiny…
America? The earth?
This is my favorite page in this book :
It me again!
From a wall at AA:
It just takes a long time…
Been told yes…
Message from my Brother:
What a shame:
Reality just gets in the way…
In the greenery:
Sleep is my favorite thing.
And that is the last of this series. I started 6 journals over 3 years ago and now they are all ‘done,’ as much as they can be. I usually don’t go back and add anything to the pages later. That’s not to say that I can’t. Because its ALL MINE and I can do what I want with it all!
So…now I have 6 new, blank books waiting for me to get started on a new series. No pressure at all, as I currently have 22 more backgrounds to create for my friend’s book…
This is the biggest book I’ve made so far…It’s the thickest, even with pages stuck together on purpose (for strength)
Good times with stickers:
Talking to Ponyboy…
I scare more than cheerleaders, but still…
Decided to try making faces:
I love the Fall…
There’s a lot of Art here:
Smash book style:
Trying to stay that way:
Not achieved thus far…
It’s crazy here…
Was at the demonstration. Grateful that there were trucks blocking vehicle access to us.
Give it a shot
I played the Bond Villain in this show:
AM a mermaid!
Back when it was fun:
Then it stopped being fun:
Don’t let me stop you…
Try to stay:
Saw Eddie Izzard with my friend, Natasha:
This will be finished once I print the photos of my #1 nephew and I at this event:
Not too subtle?
Can you hear?
It’s all about the color
Seriously. Fuck. ICE.
My beautiful friend…
Reminds me of Merry & Pippin
That’s a lot, I know…I made it and I’m impressed, too…the biggest one, as I said…56 photos is a lot.