Few selections from my sketchbook this month. I’m working on mixed media faces, pen & ink and illuminated decorations.
Daisys copied from a Cathy Johnson book. Others are quick sketches with photos on my iPad.
I want to watercolor journal or travel sketch or art journal or mixed media journal. Or what ever feels good at the moment. I practiced buttercups this morning. Drew on from Claudia Nice’s book then a couple from Internet photos. This one is from the wikipedia entry on buttercups.
Need to work on my penmanship.
Short trip to Pasadena for my first manager’s meeting. Did a tiny bit of travel sketching. Wished I could have stayed longer to do more. Cute little town. Weird to be back after so many years from my horrible Peoplesoft training experience. I was playing EQ back then and bought my first shuffle on my birthday.
I mostly have the day off so I thought I’d tackle the Book of the Night Warm Up. I didn’t do it exactly as described but as closely as I could stand too. The shadowy mist did not turn out the way I hoped. Nothing stuck to the slick acrylic background including the layer of fear words.
I think my name on my father’s tombstone is spooky. It may be the only tombstone my name will appear on. When he passed away 2 years ago on my birthday, he turned into (in my mind/grieving) the father archetype rather than the flawed human being. I am happy to have enjoyed him in the last year of his life.
By H. P. Lovecraft