Sunday, December 30, 2007

fall leaves

I collected some pretty leaves and decided to try out different media with them. I'm counting this as challenge 62: draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you normally use.

I drew this sweet gum leaf in colored pencil.

Then I painted it in watercolor.

I used watercolor, Caran D'Ache water soluble crayons and colored pencil with this leaf.

Watercolor with this leaf.

These were done in my Raffine sketchbook, which has nice stiff paper for most things, but I really don't care for how I can't rework watercolor well on it. Seems like the first wash has to be the only wash. I suppose that would be good training for making the first wash count, though.

challenge 151

Challenge 151 is to draw anything we want but with a holiday twist. There's no "twist" here, just some ornaments from the tree. This year most of our ornaments are in the upper half of the tree, having been knocked down by the kittens and rehung higher.

challenge 149--draw a broom

This is Gilbert the kitten's favorite. He loves to come and watch me sweep the floor. It's cute except when he lays down in the dirt pile.

challenge 145

Wow, it's been a while since I posted to this blog. I guess I have been busy with other stuff. Here is challenge 145, draw or paint a tree in autumn. I went out to the Shaw Nature Reserve when colors were at a glorious peak, and this tree, although truly lopsided, was so colorful, I had to try and capture the color. It was just amazing.