Monday, August 31, 2015

Untitled Horse

I don't really have a title for this yet, but I have at least figured out how I am going to try to finish it. Going to use my Graphitints, so graphite, but if I want I can use water on them. Its not 100% correct, the tack had to be modified slightly, but if I wanted 100% I would have just traced a printed copy of the photo. Nothing wrong with doing that, just felt like drawing a horse rather than tracing one.

And yes, I don't have a problem when a person traces an image, skill still shows in how the image is finished. Yes, I do think a person should have at least basic drawing skills, should know colour theory and walk before they run when it comes to art. Nothing will help a person with finishing a piece of work if the basics are not there first. But tracing can be another tool to help those skills develop if used right and not abused. Nothing beats practicing drawing what is actually right in front of you.

Music Monday

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Sketches

I haven't decided if I am going to paint this, use graphite or coloured pencils once I have it drawn out. Leaning towards graphite since its been awhile since I have used normal pencils for anything. Will decide once I finish the line art and once I find out what paper I have left to use.

Linking to Sunday Sketches :)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

After a Hard Days Work Update

This is going to take even longer than normal lol Working on an etching seems to make my eyes worse, so this is probably going to be a few extra weeks in the making. My left eye does seem to be getting better, able to shut it completely now for a few seconds, but working on anything with a lot of detail, seems to make it worse.

I actually thought I had really messed this up the other day, but getting back to the tack outline today, realized I can fix what I messed up. Normally I wouldn't etch areas I am not going to work on next, but I needed to know where the tack lines were so I can work on the horses body. And I really need to fix that ear, looks so odd to me right now lol

Weekly Book Wrap up August 29,2015

Only finished one book but also finished half of Uncle Tom's Cabin. As long as I manage to finish at least one book a week until the end of the year, I sould reach my goal of 90 books no problem.

 LolitaLolita by Vladimir Nabokov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully written. such wonderful prose for such a dark subject matter.

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 TBR this week if I finish Uncle Tom's cabin:

 Evelina by Fanny Burney










Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald 

I really should finish this since I started reading it in January. And its as if its a bad book, just can be a little slow at times.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Moby Dick Poster #1


Spent all day working on our summer project, not that it looks it lol More than likely I will not be going with this idea for the final poster, but it shows I am working on it.


I think I prefer it without the text tho, just wish the whale was solid white but I am working on that.

Flower Friday

People are probably sick of seeing daisies lol This is probably the last of the photos of them for awhile since they are starting to die now. You can tell its turning into Fall, not that we had much of a Summer before it tho :p

Nice bright oranges and reds :)

Not sure why the petals are bent, there were a few of them like this, very strange.

Last one, I promise.




Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday

John and his mom or mum if you go by UK spelling, at what looks like Xmas if you go by the little tree in the corner. John would be about 9 months old here and still has the dimples when he smiles.

Throwback Thursday Art

Another older sketch from 2003 that my scanner had problems picking up. When I say I had a light hand when I was younger, I really mean it :p

A very tall dragon with a very  little stick figure,  really like the wings on the dragon.