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More sketches some ink and some with watercolor.

 To often there are not the words to explain what I draw. I dunno? I start with little happy circles and end up with a mash-up of ideas until I need more paper space. Some days flow with much fluid, as other days are dry creek beds. Even worse is me trying to think of words to explain.

I have added two pictures one with color and some better definition of space and the other, which still has the space but not as clearly defined. I enjoy both styles. Each is a decent example of my random-ness. Both contain quotes or saying I have heard or had stuck in my head while on-going in a drawing doodle or sketch.

One last thing I would like to mention. It has been a moment since the last time I have contributed to this site. I am working on that, I have been drawing, it has more been about the time to scan and reflect on the sketches....errrggghh!!!

So until next time, on ward and upward.


Trying to get it in somewhere.

In a "perfect" world one might be able to accomplish everything they have on their action list before the day is done. In a "perfect" world  there would be enough time to squeeze in an afternoon round of golf, albeit frisbee or the other kind. In a "perfect" world there would be options for supper and after dinner scotch. True story!  Sadly we all live in this world, and there is no such thing as "perfect".  However a recent discovery, at the office supply store, has lead me to a new and improved product which I have enjoyed using for at the very least the last ten years. I would consider this to be near perfect. 
That is Correct! I was talking about the new 1.6mm Bic Ball Point pens, available in black and blue. These pens are soooooo very smooth. In fact they flow so well with ink they come with a protective tip for the ball point. HaHa. I was at the store and I used it for about 3-5 seconds before I picked up a box. Have no fear, I am going back for more.

With the style in which I doodle these pens allow me to not focus on line weight or directions, which has had an impact on the random scattered thoughts that appear in my drawings. There is most often lots of ideas trying to be expressed at the same time. I have said before and I will again, THIS is how I think.  From one place to the next and back again.

This recent purchase has also jump started my recent efforts towards getting back to drawing. I just recently filled my last sketch book, and was reluctant to start the next one.  The past one had been through quite an adventure. This new book is on track to be about the same. 

What you are seeing is the recent doodling with the blue bic pen, and highlighters and or liquid acrylics. Another technique I am starting to understand is drawing faster. I think that if you wait to long to "hack-it" out then your vision and or idea can be mudd-ed. Bang Bang Bang! Move on to the next one.

One of these days I will sit down and embark on what is to become one of my 6-10 master pieces but......not any time soon. That takes time, thoughts, technique, time, inspiration, and probably some more time.  In the interim we can settle for at the very least, doing it. However random this or that may be.

Until next time, may the pen be with you. #life


watercolor, ink and more watercolor, and more ink

I am sitting here thinking...what words can mesh together with these watercolor sketches.

Can you find my initials? 
My first thought was " Great! we all need more vulture/angry birds on a perch shooting laser beams at nothing. As for the second page, Bob Ross told me that there are no mistakes only happy accidents so, bam."

My second thought was, I am thinking I have some fascination with trees. I guess that is because they seem pretty easy to draw.  They are always growing and changing shape dropping leaves and growing more, I dont know how many forms of trees and countless styles to drawing them.  Fascinating.  For me one little scribble turns into a few more and then you have grown your own tree. Lets call it a tall one. Instant gratification, and eco-friendly. ha.

Most of the drawing I have been doing as of lately has been even more random and scattered. I know I have made mention to this before, this is how I think, I guess. More so with watercolor finished with ink pen or highlighters. When I squeeze out some color, I like to push it around and blend it together. This is also why most of the watercolor ends up with a brown muddy situation. Joe was clearly not paying attention in color basics.  I also like to cover the whole surface with some mixture of color.  This can be a real bummer with 80lbs. sketchbook paper, which is why watercolor paper is ideal, but I have 6 more pages left and this book is full so I am trying to make the best of whats left.

I also want to mention that these two exercises were the by-product of a recent shopping trip to the the art store, in which I bought a new brush and paint.  There is also a lino print in the works so stay tuned for that.  It seems pretty interesting so far.

Seems trivial and petty to mention but I am told this is what a blog is for, I have discovered I have a thing for pens, pencils markers and brushes alike. Some people have a cup or a drawer with pencils and pens, I have five as my arsenal of drawing or writing utensils. This is true of the multiple desks or areas I work at. Some things are rarely used and others are never used, but they add to just the perfect amount of clutter to my desk.

Until we blog again...