Monday, September 29, 2008

Thinking about weddings...

Five and a half years ago when my husband and I got married, I used one of my sketches for the program and favors. I was a little crazy and decided to do a lot of the stuff myself: design and assemble my own invitations, favors, decorations, placecards, welcome kits for out-of-towners, etc.

My brother and his fiancee are planning their wedding for next fall, and with it feeling more fall-like around here, weddings have been on my mind lately.

Here's the drawing I did for my wedding. It's Micron Pigma pen on watercolor paper (can't remember the brand or whether it was hot or cold pressed or something in between), with watercolor on top. It's about 6" x 6" and depicts the gazebo in western New York where my husband asked me to marry him.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I should do more colored pencil drawings

I really enjoy doing pet portraits (like this one, done Christmas 2006 for a good friend), landscapes, botanical subjects, and so on. Why I don't do more of them, I don't know... (oh, right... there's that whirling ball of energy mere two hour a day napping toddler of mine..!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

August 31

Woo hoo! My every-day-in-August challenge is over, and I did it -- I drew something in my sketchbook every day. I think I need a break now...!

One for August 2nd

I missed drawing on this day, so I did one at the end of August to make up for it. I have to say, it's really not that good. The paper is just terrible for large areas of watercolors and watercolor pencils.

August 30