Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I don't have a message

In my recent "busy-ness" with work, I couldn't relax enough in the down time to draw or create. But with the surplus income, some discounted scrapbooking materials have been finding their way into my art supplies. Cheap stuff, but now I don't know what to do with it. I do take photographs and sometimes I print them, not usually for my self. I don't have a passion to focus on beyond art. Tonight I started cutting out letters for the message I don't have. I don't have patience for cutting, either. That was abandoned after the first letter. I drew some great letters though. This is collage in the 9x12 brown paper sketchbook.


This is more what I had in mind when I thought of "raptor." Prismacolor Art Stix in the 9x12 brown paper sketchbook. Green is the color I had in mind over the brown of the actual model.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just Playing

A bit of imagination. Couple pages from cleaning my palette. OP over acrylic. My imaginary raptor (bird of prey) still looks too much like my ol' parrot. Couple of pages in the brown paper sketchbook, one of the ones on my 2011 art goals list. On 5/21/11 when that old dude predicted the end of the world "rapture", my crazy brain came up with a picture of flock of big old pre-historic birds of prey coming down to snatch up the 200,000 people (or whatever that number was.) Guess the big birds got lost in modern air traffic control.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sketching again

Been working night and day on a big (work) project. Finally finished it this week. These are a few things from scavenger hunt. I couldn't relax enough to sketch until today but meanwhile I've been cleaning my acrylic palette and making backgrounds. These are drawn in oil pastel, 6x8 inch sketchbook. I've actually painted 5 pages (different sketchbooks) today on these acrylic backgrounds. I have only 8 pages left in one sketchbook for my first 2011 goal, I must push.