• A close up of box drawings, with a pen and marker next to the drawing.
    Drawing

    Begrudging Box Drawing Drills

    Grrr. Tonight was a night where being responsible took time away from making any art. I didn’t sit down to sketch these until 10:20pm. So that was….um…25 minutes between drawing, snapping a photo, and creating this post. But you know what, it counts! Perfection isn’t what I’m looking for, it’s consistency. So there, universe.

  • A drawing of a fairy curtseying, next to a scrap paper with test color swatches. A palette of iridescent watercolors is to the right. Above are markers and bottles of white ink.
    Drawing

    A Fairy of Spring

    I am channeling some cheery spring energy today! I think this is the first year where I am looking forward to daylight savings time, as it means we are a little closer to nicer weather. This little drawing started as an idea to practice using my Ohuhu markers on color card stock paper. I originally thought I’d do some ivy studies or maybe even simple boxes and cylinders, but instead this was what I went with! The sketch and inking were completed for yesterday’s blog post, so today’s focus was the color.

  • Linear ink drawing of a fairy woman in a long dress, curtsying. Pens are lined up next to the drawing.
    Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Butterfly Wings and Curtsies

    I woke up feeling like I had no idea what I wanted to sketch today, so I decided to run with an idea from earlier this week of studying butterfly wing anatomy a little more closely. Then, because I wanted to have an ink drawing to test out my Ohuhu markers on, I sketched a fairy princess character. I’m going to behave and let the ink properly dry overnight before trying to apply any color to it this time.

  • Sketchbook page with a linear drawing of a living room, showing a futon, lap, wall coat rack, and coffee table.
    Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Living room sketch

    I took time this morning after drinking coffee to sketch the living room. It was a fun exercise, sticking with pen only (and later brush markers for shadows) and having to commit to the lines I put down. The perspective and proportions got way off for the coffee table and the heating vent just beyond the doorway. But I like how it turned out, even if it’s a bit skewed.

  • Sketchbook page with ink drawings of objects. Behind the sketchbook is a can of sparking water, a laptop, and a mechanical pencil and eraser.
    Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Late Night Sketching

    Tonight’s sketchbook page: the objects on the coffee table in front of me. Hey, sometimes you just gotta work with what you have. I didn’t sit down to draw until 9:30pm-ish, so considering it took me about 45 minutes of drawing time, I feel pretty proud that I completed a page. I was not feeling good after dinner and had convinced myself that art and blogging were not in the cards tonight. But after laying down for a couple hours and drinking room temp sparkling water, I’m happy to say I still reached for my sketchbook.

  • A sketchbook page with marker and fineliner pen drawings of potion bottles, leaves, a zippered pouch, markers, and a lotion tin. Drawing materials are piled to the right of the sketchbook.
    Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Sketchbook Randomness

    Holds up spork! (kidding!*) Well after yesterday’s lengthy post, tonight’s will be very short. I gathered a bunch of markers in fineliners in a gray/pink/purple/gold color scheme and sketched what was nearby on my desk. Hooray for being productive in kind of laid back way.