I painted a small square using watercolors and then used Photoshop Elements to repeat it multiple times. Here is the single square:
I got the idea from Plain Jane at Janeville. She posted an art lesson on textile design for 3-6th graders here and here and here. Here are some great textile designs by 4th-grade kids: one, another, and yet another. Why should kids have all the fun? Thanks, Jane!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I am a minimalist. I prefer a few all-purpose cooking tools over a lot of specialized tools that clutter the kitchen. Prismacolor colored pencils on 4-ply white Rising Museum Board.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This drawing illustrates the theory that the earth is flat. These ships find themselves at the end of the earth. Mechanical, 4B, and 5B pencils on Strathmore 400 Series Drawing medium paper.
Monday, February 18, 2008
A single piece of popcorn is surprisingly complex. Staring at a piece of popcorn is similar to staring at clouds. I start to see imaginary figures. The piece of popcorn I drew looks like a Thanksgiving turkey to me. Or a very fat man with a small head and a tail feather. Mechanical pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad paper
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It is almost time to choose your Valentine! This is a loose copy of an image on a 2001 Hershey Kiss Valentine's Day tin. Prismacolor colored pencil on 5" x 7" Canson greeting card, touched up using Photoshop Elements. The greeting card wasn't a good surface for colored pencil.
Monday, February 11, 2008
I made this sandwich yesterday just for this challenge: lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and mayo on whole-wheat bread, all organic. I immediately gave half to my younger son Christopher. He ate it up and then hovered over me until I was done painting, because he wanted to eat the other half. I now see the crust could be darker, but Christopher was pressuring me to hurry! Pen, watercolor and gouache on 5" x 8" Acquarello Watercolor Studio 140 lb cold pressed paper.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
I live in a one-story house that was built in the 1970's. The only steps we have is a small step outside going up to the front door and steps in the pool. Yesterday was a beautiful day in Dallas, so I went to a playground in search of steps. The playground equipment had some. Mechanical pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad paper.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
As I mentioned last month, I am taking Bet Borgeson's online course Getting Started in Colored Pencil. The course requires two drawings to be completed; this is my first one. Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore 400 Series Drawing medium paper.