art gifts

December 25, 2011

happy holidays! i decided that sitting at home on christmas with a cold would be an excellent time to update my blog, so here goes.

this year i had the time (and foresight!) to create a few holiday gifts without the claws of wal-mart getting a slice (aaron brothers framing perhaps, but not wal-mart).

starting out with some technical pen drawings (my four thin tech pens were frustratingly clogged, forcing me to use the thick one).

then a few prismacolor drawings (two on black paper, two traditional ones on white paper).

and how about some crafty wreaths? these look simple but were ridiculously time-consuming. handmade from dried sweetgum spiky things gathered from our local park, then spray painted, “lollipopped” and then jammed into a wreath form, then garnished with foam berries.

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wildlife

July 19, 2010

Here is a charcoal drawing of 3 fruit bats on a giant leaf. Also a prismacolor drawing of a chameleon, a 1st anniversary present. It took much longer than expected…

chameleon

male nude #7

February 10, 2010

i showed up to the drop-in class once more (about 2 months later) and by chance, the same model was there. still, he is very trim & fit and fun to draw.

male nude #6

February 10, 2010

i was so excited to hear that the local arts council offered a drop-in figure drawing class for a paltry $12 (for three hours!). i had decided to forego the smudgy, messy chalk pastels, opting for prismacolors as my medium instead, and was pleased with the result.

paint by number

February 10, 2010

i’ve always been enamored with paint by number kits, and wanted to create one of my own. this was so fun to do, and is left open to interpretation as to which colors should be used in the color key.

male nude #2

February 10, 2010

a very good male model, and a treat to draw.

side note: i ran into him several years later, working as a bouncer at a bar. we did not make conversation.