Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's a drawing kind of day...

I started kind of late today, but got in a lot of drawing. I'm doing the free colored pencil technique class that I won on the Sketchbook Challenge. I don't have the fancy pencils and tools, but I'm just playing around and doing what I can with what I have. Just a hobbyist folks...

In Lesson Two we learned about coloring on colored paper. I know...I've used this purk design a lot, but the main thing was to practice the colored pencil technique and this was something quick. I'm not crazy about the color combination I used. Maybe I'd better consult a color wheel next time?


Then we learned about doing an impression with a tool before coloring: (I didn't have the tool, so I used a white pencil.)


And, thirdly, layering colors. I found a picture of a pigeon pea pod. I've never heard of that (is it related to a chick pea?) but it was kind of unique instead of the usual sweet pea pod. ;)


In Lesson Three we learned about scrumbling (making little circular motions) and striking. I used both in this drawing of a phoenix which was drawn from a painting by Wenqing Yan I found in an image search. (My two sons used to be in a Christian band called Phoenix Awakening and I became fascinated with the beautiful paintings of phoenixes I've found online.) Yes, this phoenix does have a goofy expression and is a little on the portly side. I'll have to practice a lot more to do a decent job. His wingspan is also a little small in proportion to his body. Oh well, live and learn! :)



Lots of fun, but I'll probably have to get back to real life pretty soon, eh?

Have a great day in the Lord!

Shalom!

6 comments:

  1. I love your learning heart, Lisa! Your work is growing in girth and depth. You are an artist, my friend. I'm cheering for you!

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  2. I'm cheering too! Colored pencil can be a really fun and intricate medium - especially if you have the patience to dilligently layer, and layer, and layer...

    I especially like that pheonix! He/she looks so happy, and maybe even huggable! Keep it up!

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    1. Yeah, the phoenix does have sort of a goofy expression, doesn't it? lol!

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  3. Looks like a fun class! I haven't used colored pencils in year...i never quite got the hang of them.

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  4. oooh! i just love the phoenix!!
    it must be a day/week/month for drawing - i've posted my first three drawings for a drawing-a-day through august :)

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