explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Friday, July 30, 2010

Critters, continued





At the risk of appearing obsessed (me, obsessed?:)) with creating whimsical animal drawings, I'm posting a few more recent ones.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beach Bird


Here's another critter I sketched at the beach (from a field guide) and embellished in PSE.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Fox Girls


Using another technique from Drawing Lab, I did a small "scribble" drawing (I used the Paint program), then looked at it to see what I could turn it into by adding lines, etc. It seemed to want to become... a fox. I then printed out copies of the final drawing; filled them by hand with colored Pitt pens and zen-style doodles; and put them back into PSE for a little further enhancement. And here they are: the Fox Girls. (I borrowed the name from my Mom's maiden name, Fox; she had four older sisters and the five of them were referred to as "The Fox Girls"-- they were a force to be reckoned with!) I have a feeling I may be creating three more soon...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Teal Chameleon


Here's another zen-critter I drew (from a photo) while we were at the beach. I did see a real lizard in OBX, but it was much too small and moving way too fast for me to sketch.

Monday, July 19, 2010

We're Back from the Beach



I did some drawing and "zen"- type doodling while we were away. Here's a sketch I did of a gull, from a field guide (the real ones didn't stay still long enough for me to draw). When I got home, I scanned the sketch into PSE and filled it with a lacy pattern.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Another Critter




I drew this little mouse in the Paint program (an experiment), then filled it with a pale version of my black and white paisley design. I like him! Thanks, Bob, for suggesting the mouse idea.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alpha-Bird



Still inspired by Drawing Lab, I did a line drawing of a hummingbird (from a photo on the National Zoo website), scanned it into PSE and made a few refinements to it, then filled the spaces digitally with an alphabet image and a paisley pattern I had created for earlier projects. I love the way this one turned out!