Sharpie drawing

Sandia brought this skull for us to draw during our artist group on Wed. I drew it in Sharpies in my journal, of course. The line through the middle is the red thread I used to sew my journal together. This page happens to be the center of signature 3.

Blind Contour First Friday #27 – Bugs

From here on out, we are doing Blind Contours every first friday of the month with an assigned topic. This week was bug carcasses…since I didn’t feel like searching around for dead bugs in my house, I drew these from some bug illustrations in a book I got earlier this summer at a flea market.

Check out the other blind contour drawings over at Inkfinger!

I’m Famous – sort of.

I recently was interviewed for a local magazine. Here is the PDFof the article if you care to read it. And since it mentioned ATCs (I didn’t realize that was the angle they were going for) I decided to post some of my most recent ATCs. The first set is for a Sideshow Freaks swap with one of the ATC groups I belong to. I used photocopies from some of Sam’s Sideshow books and altered them and added the banner title and the little circle in the corner (Alive) which were drawn by me. The second set is for a Mother Earth swap. These are actually cut from a larger painting. I drew the leaves, stones, dragon fly with pencil. Traced over it with black glue and let it dry. Then I used liquid watercolor to paint it. It is Sargent liquid watercolor and I love it because of the strong pigment. We use it at school…actually this is a project I did with my 5th graders, and the painting was my example. I thought it made some nice ATCs though, what do you think?