I have a few more sketches to share as we close out #Inktober2020.
Hope you have a wonderful day friends! 💚
Inspired by all of the falling leaves, I worked on some simple leaf shapes filled with fun #doodle patterns.
A pretty vase with some happy flowers. 🌸
I played a bit more with patterns on this piece. This time using purple and blue micron pens. I think these colors really add to the fun here.
I always love how this type of sketch ends up surprising me. I wasn’t sure about a few of the patterns but kept going forward and ended up really liking the results.
Oh these girls just make me smile. I love to play in my sketchbook with these sweet characters.
I have a small pad of 6 x 6 inch black mixed media paper. Using my silver uniball signo pen, I sketched out a quick little floral. I just love the contrast and how the design seems to jump off the page.
Although my sketches are quite simple, I’m always learning and exploring new ideas. I really think that daily sketching even just 10 to 15 minutes a day leads to more growth and creativity.
I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook.
I have a joyful piece to share with you today. Another watercolor floral with ink sketching… my favorite way to create.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💜
In my 9 x 12 inch sketchbook, I started by painting flowers and leaves. My favorite blues and purples this time. I let the colors mix and mingle on the paper which is what I love about watercolor.
The overall piece needs balance and more interest but at this point that’s ok. The ink sketching to come will fill in space and wake things up.
9 x 12 inch – Sweet Season
There is always a little fear when adding the sketching layer. I just tell myself that this piece is incomplete as is and round two (sketching detail) will take things to the next level.
What you don’t see is that I keep playing and sketching different types of leaves and flower patterns in my other sketchbooks. That type of play helps build my confidence and my sketching “muscle memory”. Then when I need it, I can pull out my favorites to add to a bigger piece like this one.
When it feels right and I have a window of free time, I pull out the painting, grab my pens and start adding some playful ink sketching and doodles.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Art is for everyone, hope you join in on the fun.
I have a few watercolor and ink florals to share with you today. I hope these joyful pages from my sketchbook bring you a smile.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
A little floral sketch with the addition of some warm colors for this one.
I love to paint first and then add a little sketching on top for detail and definition. Since this process requires waiting for the painting to dry before sketching, I usually have multiple projects going at the same time. 🙂
This last piece was a card that I made a while back with a little bird and flowers…a few things that bring me joy.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere!
I’ve been having fun painting with coffee again and have a few new paintings to share.
Happy Sunday, friends! 😊
A quick session painting flowers and leaves in my sketchbook.
Mixing more water creates a light color and using less water creates a darker color.
For my coffee paint, I like using espresso powder for baking but you can use left over brewed coffee or instant coffee.
A smaller coffee piece painted in a similar style.
Bunny was keeping an eye on things as I took this photo.🐰😉
A little coffee talk to go along with this post…
I need to get going on opening a Society6 shop. I’ve wanted to do this for some time. I think my delay has been both a time and confidence issue. I would love to be able to order a few items with my artwork printed on them.
If you have any suggestions or lessons learned using that platform, I hope you will share.
Until next time, take care and be well my friends.