I am posting this today even though it is not done. I wanted to try just snapping a photo of a drawing rather than scanning. Nothing fancy, just an iPhone. I'm not sure which I like best.
I am not done with it yet, but here it is. All alcohol markers (comic, prismacolor, sharpie, etc.) and multiliners on hot press watercolor paper - because I can't make up my mind when deciding weather to paint or draw!
My dear 8-year-old daughter is a swimmer. She swims on the team at a local YMCA. For Day 9 of the 30 Day Challenge I made her this little sign. It looks SO CUTE in person, but it really didn't scan well at all! The colors are not right and it looks blurry to me. Oh well! This just goes to show that there is no technology can compare with our senses!
I painted the background with watercolors and used acrylic paint to write the text. The fish are markers and watercolor. I outlined the text with an iridescent glitter pen (which doesn't show in the photo) and made bubbles rising up from each fish with a gloss medium. thedailymarker.com
Here are my fish sketches and a few random quotes I saw that day on the web that I jotted down on the scratch paper as well. My daughter liked the ones that smile the best!
I often cut my papers to make sizes that I want, so I always seem have some small pieces leftover. I can't just recycle them! I keep them to use for more projects "someday". Well, I did grab a few of them the other day, to try out some doodles. Here are some of the results:
So I'm having too much fun to just leave it alone. I added some white to this one. I feel either white or black parts really complete a picture. What do you think about that? Do you like this picture better in the last post or this one?
I also forgot to point out yesterday that if you look closely, you may see highlights on some of the striped swirls. That's because I added a dimensional gloss which looks so great in person, but you can't really see it in the photos. More on this drawing later.
Don't forget to go to Kathy's 30 Day Challenge at thedailymarker.com then go draw something and share it!
Here is my 6th drawing. I am going to write a quote about swimming in it for my Little Fish. Maybe "Just Keep Swimming". I'm not sure. This is another watercolor background on Strathmore Watercolor Paper, this time with Koi and Lukas brand paints. I used Micron pen to draw the design and Copic markers to color in the bubbles. Then I used a white pen to give the bubbles a shine. I also used Ranger Glossy Accents on most of the smaller bubbles so they look wet. You can't see that in the scanned image but take my word for it, it looks cool!
Don't forget to visit Kathy at thedailymarker.com to see other artist's work! It is really interesting to see the differences! (#thedailymarker30day)
This one is very little!
I didn't like the paper I had been using lately (a new pad of "marker" paper), so I grabbed a scrap of good old Strathmore Bristol paper and drew this. It measures 1.75 x 5 inches. I love this pattern, I have been drawing it for years. I think of it as a type of scallop or shell. Fun!
Is anyone else drawing for 30 days? I just saw on Facebook that Kristina Warner is writing quotes everyday. Girl after my own heart! #thedailymarker30day
My first project to share is the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (#thedailymarker30day) set forth by Kathy at thedailymarker.com. I am going to call it a 30 Day (Drawing and) Coloring Challenge.
Here is my first day:
I am so sad. Stopped blogging for a while, and now I can't recover access to my blog! This here is a new blog. :sigh: Here is the link to my old blog for reminiscing about long ago times in a more carefree life. http://dawnalicerogers.blogspot.com
Now I will try to begin again, let go of the old and embrace the new. Fitting, I think.