Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's Snowing On My Blog

It's early. 6"30-ish. Found this cool snow effect and decided to make my blog a little more festive for the season. I am still experimenting with the colors, so they may change. Don't forget to have a look at my etsy shop drawingonthemoon. I have some new things up there including this!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Scanner Trouble, Cute Victorian Child

Hey...good morning! It is about 2:30 in the morning of Monday December uh, 14th I think. I'm gonna actually go do some yoga before I go to bed, but I just wanted to check in here. I don't know about the Drawing A Day thing. Mostly because my scanner is just, well not scanning the way I'd hoped. I've only had it for a few weeks. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, I think it's just not the best scanner. Not for artwork. Guess I shoulda done my homework or something before I bought it. But I have electronic anxiety (there oughta be a listing in that big book of Psychological Disorders) and I just bought it cos it was on sale and it's a Canon and I'd heard of Canon. But I've heard of them because they make cameras, not printer/scanners. I mean maybe there is a connection, but I don't really think so now. Anyone want to buy a slightly used Lemme know. What I will do in the meantime is post this adorable pic. I scanned it in a long time ago with my old scanner which I don't have anymore. (someday I'll tell you that story)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Drawing A Day Challenge Catch Up

I'm about 4 drawings behind, but I managed to do a little catch up yesterday and today. Here are 4 drawings. That will make me only one behind for today. Today, I got a few things up on my Etsy shop. Earlier in the day, I ran around the city from about 6:30 am to 11 am, going to all the stores that I know are open before 9. I'm not much of an early bird generally, but today was one of those days when I just felt motivated to get up and go. Yee hah! Ok! Here are the drawings! The first 2 are in blue and the third is in purple because that was all I had in my bag. The fourth one is black because one of my errands was to NY Central to get some things including a black micron pen. 1) girl on the train looking at her green phone intensely 2) newstand in the 50th street station on the 1 train, downtown side 3) lamp post out the window of a coffee shop I sat in while waiting for a store to open this morning 4) the top, including water tank, of a building on 37th Street, Brooklyn. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Drawing A Day Challenge, Day 5, Soul Coughing

These two persons are from the cover of the Soul Coughing CD "Irresistible Bliss." I love that CD. And I always knew the cover was supposed to be kinda creepy but I never felt affected too much by it. It wasn't until after drawing these characters on their own that I got really creeped out by the imagery. It became an unexpected demonstration that art (making it especially!) enhances life! The drawing is graphite on paper, about 5 by 5 inches.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Double Drawings Today, Here is Day 4 One Day Late

Hello! Well, I didn't do my Day 4 drawing so I will make up for that today......Here is one and I will have another one posted later. This is drawn from a photograph I have of five little Victorian Era babies in their little christening gowns. Even the boys would be dressed up like this. It is graphite and white acrylic paint on paper prepared with an acrylic wash. I might go back into this and bring up the colors in the baby's face, but for now I like it. It was fun to paint the gown. The drawing is about 10 by 10 inches.The original is a bit grainy and textural, but I think my scanner is not scanning in a crip manner. Hopefully, I'll figure out what to do about that. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Drawing a Day, Day 3, Darn Cute

Awww. This is my cat, Saturn. She very graciously agreed to model for me. Notice that she has very long sparse hairs for eyebrows. My Day 3 drawing. It is done in graphite pencil on paper that is about 9 inches wide by 6 inches high. I would love it if you left a comment! :) Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Drawing A Day, Day 2

This is a tea kettle. It came with the apartment I'm subletting. And today the primary lease holder told me he wanted it. He likes to make tea and he missed it. So I gave it to him. But not before I photographed it so that I could do my Day 2 drawing of it. I really liked the tea kettle too. I shouldn't drink tea....because I am pretty much 100% raw. But I do like an occasional cup of tea. I guess I'll boil water in a soup pot now. The drawing is done with a black micron pen, a black marker and white acrylic paint on a page from an old book in French that I prepared with a wash. It's about 5 inches wide by seven or eight high. Thanks for visiting today.