The Unshown #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal

This week I’m going to share some of the artwork that I did last year in my Stillman & Birn Delta, and never got around to posting for one reason or another. This page was done using Copic marker for the color background, and Ohto Graphic Liner drawing pens for the linework. I’ve finished thisContinue reading “The Unshown #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal”

Green Woodpecker and the Dangers of Packing Tape #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds

The prompt for week 10 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ was Green Woodpecker,  I was happy with my previous experiment in pouring paint, so I decided to try it again for the background sky. As with my previous bird, I masked off the whitest areas — the face, chest and stomach of the birdContinue reading “Green Woodpecker and the Dangers of Packing Tape #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”

Journal52 Week 11: Favorite Creature #Journal52 #ArtJournal #Gellyroll

Truthfully, I can’t say I have a favorite creature.  But I have fond memories of lions.  When I was child, my father worked at a zoo.  Back then they didn’t have nurseries and if a mother rejected her babies, the staff would take them home and raise them.  So along with our cats and dogs,Continue reading “Journal52 Week 11: Favorite Creature #Journal52 #ArtJournal #Gellyroll”

MetalloCornucopia #SakuraOfAmerica #Zentangle #Gellyroll

Another page done in my Pentalic Traveler Pocket Midnight Sketchbook, 8″ x 6″, this time using Metallic Gellyroll pens.  These aren’t considered 3D ink pens, but I’ve found they give almost the same look as the Glaze pens.

The First Page on Black #SakuraOfAmerica #Zentangle #Gellyroll

I don’t publish my art in the order that I do it.  Some weeks I have sort of a theme going, all birds or something like that and some weeks I’m showing art done in one particular medium, or I’m doing reviews.  Sometimes, I’m just really excited to share something with you, so I postContinue reading “The First Page on Black #SakuraOfAmerica #Zentangle #Gellyroll”

Sparrows Bathing and Pouring Paint ##Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds

For quite a while I’ve played with the notion of playing with the pouring paint technique.  I’d also been eyeing this reference photo at the Morguefile archive of two sparrows bathing in a puddle.  I really liked it, but felt a bit intimidated by it. When I saw that the prompt for week 9 of ’52 WeeksContinue reading “Sparrows Bathing and Pouring Paint ##Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”

Lady with Two Deerhound #SakuraOfAmerica #Pentalic #Gellyroll

I was looking through an old Dover Fashion book, and had the idea for this drawing.  It’s all done with Sakura of America’s Fluorescent Moonlight Gellyroll pens in a Pentalic Traveler Midnight Sketch Journal, 8 x 6. I play around with layers of Fluorescent Vermilion, Fluorescent Orange, Fluorescent Yellow, and Fluorescent  Pink to get my skin tones, lettingContinue reading “Lady with Two Deerhound #SakuraOfAmerica #Pentalic #Gellyroll”

Woodcock #Watercolor #WatercolorBirds #ArtJournal

While waiting for a new prompt for ’52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds’ I decided to choose birds of my own, so that I didn’t lose my momentum. I knew this woodcock was going to be a challenge.  I combined two different photos (both from the Morguefile archive).  And there are so many bars on the feathersContinue reading “Woodcock #Watercolor #WatercolorBirds #ArtJournal”

Robin – Week 6 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds #ArtJournal

I was trying really hard to stay loose with this painting, but as usual I couldn’t resist playing around with it, mostly because I didn’t like the tree limb.  I think I got the effect of a photo where the camera isn’t held perfectly still, lol. That said, I’m not unhappy.  I was combining referenceContinue reading “Robin – Week 6 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds #ArtJournal”

Lilac Breasted Roller #Watercolor #WatercolorBirds #ArtJournal

Mitsib was a couple of weeks late posting prompts 6 or 7 for ’52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds’. She has since posted her choices, but I didn’t want to lose my momentum, and decided to paint birds of my own choosing, meanwhile. I chose the Lilac-Breasted Roller because I love the Lilacs and Blues.   IContinue reading “Lilac Breasted Roller #Watercolor #WatercolorBirds #ArtJournal”