Success! Well somewhat!

This is probably my first successful drawing using alcohol ink pens, well somewhat. Alcohol ink dries quickly but it bleeds very badly. One tip I read with using alcohol ink was to outline the area in matching color pencil.

This drawing is a mixture of Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, and Chameleon Pens.

Sketchbook No. 3

Today I filled up my third sketchbook.  It was a difficult decision which topic I would share today, but I decided this would be the first.  There maybe other topics today.

First about the sketchbook cover.  I read a article about how kids draw and as we grow older we want our drawings to become more realistic.  Today, I decide to draw the stick figure of myself, like I have been drawing it since elementary school.  The hair has gotten longer over the years.  The house and tree definitely has more detail.  Draw, draw anything.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, and the amazing.

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Here are some of the pages from Sketchbook – Volume 3.

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Drawings and More Drawings

I am back with my art supplies for the next 10 days.   I was able to clean up some of the pencil lines and add color to the daily tile drawings, which I created since May 15, 2018, when my road trip to the Southern United States started.  Three drawings are missing from the list, since they are safe in south Louisiana.

Here is the link to all of the drawings:  Drawing Page  Some of the drawing a good and some were done quickly.  Below are some of my favorite:

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June 25, 2018

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June 1, 2018

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June 2, 2018

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May 25, 2018

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June 10, 2018 – Hearts

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May 27, 2018

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May 23, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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June 21, 2018

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June 7, 2018

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June 8, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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June 6, 2018

Circles Make Flower

There are 25 circles which makes this flower drawing.  It was colored in a pattern.  Can you tell what the pattern was?

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The drawing was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pen and Prismacolor pencils.

The pattern was two part:  Areas that do not overlap, were not colored; and the lighter shades of colors were connected.

Saddle with at Twist

Today’s design inspiration comes from a saddle.  Yes, the thing you sit on when you ride a horse.  No, I did not ride a horse.

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Saddle with a Twist

I started with creating the drawing below in Corel Draw.  The saddle looked like the design was punched into it, so I tried to add depth.  The line drawing is available for download on the Coloring page.  I have increased the available drawing size from 3.5″ to 7″ because of the detail.

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Art of Concentration: Day 12

Another spiral!  Why?  Because figuring things out, what works and doesn’t work is fun.  I have fun drawing spirals and making something of them.

Below is today’s line drawing:

AofC another spiral

I learned that using two colors with at line drawing was impossible.  Three colors would be difficult, not impossible, but fun. The first approach to coloring the line drawing was to color the individual square (or four point stars) with a different set of colors, but still following the rules.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Straight line, squiggly lines, circles, squares, triangles, stars, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.  Typical you will only have a black pen, or a pencil, those are fine.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

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You probably did not notice, but I tried to use a pattern for the colors.  Here is the pattern I choose for the second color drawing.  It is easier to show you than explain.

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The vertical and horizontal pattern was: pink, blue, and white.  Picking a pattern, made it easier to color without having the same color sections touching.

The results:

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With the hand drawing, I used the four colors: pink, blue, purple and gray, and changed to a darker color as it got closer to the center.

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Around the Spiral

You can download a PDF version of the line drawing from the Coloring Page, or click here.