Category Archives: Sketches

Atrium Project

I’ve been working on a fun freelance project, a concept painting for an atrium-style waiting room… not an architectural drawing, thank goodness, just an idea for an interior. The finished painting will be used in a business pitch.

Here are some ink, watercolor, and digital sketches,

IMG_5269 atrium(2)066 Atrium5070 Atrium4069 atriumround2072 atriumround2studies073 atriumround2color

For now, just bouncing ideas back and forth with my client to establish the layout of the room. The main concern is that everything be almost completely covered in plants. Nearing the final painting soon. Stay tuned!

Sketches

At this very moment, I am on a cross-country move. Which explains the blog neglect. Before packing all my sketchbooks away, I took snapshots of a few interesting sketches from the past few months, so that I could post on the road. Move-in day is tomorrow ~

Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

TheTinyPainting-Etsy

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BlueButterflyWC ForestFireStudy(Flipped) LandscapeCA(AView) treeandlakestudy(Aview) TreeIllustration

 

Etsy

Here’s the news,

I opened an Etsy shop today to sell the decent-most of my tiny paintings and color sketches. It’s called TheTinyPainting. So far, I’ve listed a number of encaustic 4″x 6″ paintings, and a near stamp-sized hummingbird watercolor. More to come ~ I’d love to know what you think!

Famous Faces: Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on this day (January 27), 1832, well-known mostly as the author of Alice and Wonderland.

On this day, 2013, I tried sketching his portrait — as well as a study from one of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Alice and Wonderland (1865 edition). Graphite on paper, dimensions of each: rather small.

LewisCaroll - Graphite, 5x7, 2013

alice-John-Tenniel

Of Sketches: 100 Faces

I recently came across this sketch challenge: draw 100 faces, each in 30 seconds or less. Though I haven’t reached that number of faces at one time, I have scribbled a few here and there — quickly as possible and with ink instead of pencil.

Try it yourself :-). Some sketches prompted by Holly Herick’s 100 faces challenge :