Monday, February 11, 2013

Sketch #4

Now this one was interesting....

"Create a stain on a clean sketchbook page using anything!
Use the stain to create a image with your pencil!"

The first thing I thought of was coffee!
So I took some coffee grounds, spread them on the page and rubbed them in a bit to make a good stain.
Well what do you know, I came up with a tree haha!
I just love trees and apparently so does my subconscious.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sketch #3

And here, my dears, is sketch #3 from Run 2 the Wild's sketchbook workshop!

"Divide a clean sketchbook page into sections by drawing 2 diagonal lines, 3 horizontal and 2 vertical lines each touching the edges of the page. Then fill each empty section with a different unique pattern."

This was actually harder than I thought it would be!
My OCD wouldn't let me just put a certain shape in each section at first but I told myself to just go for it.  Definitely a great exercise in letting go.  :D 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sketch #2

Here's the prompt for sketch challenge #2!

Rest your pencil to a fresh sketchbook page, close your eyes and begin to move your pencil all over the page for 15 seconds. open your eyes. spend the next 15 mins turning your scribble into a recognizable image!

What a weird drawing I came up with haha!  I call it
"Two Little Bean-Like Aliens Riding a Chameleon-Rabbit-Cow-Ostrich-Dinosaur"
  Here it is for your viewing pleasure, enjoy!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Run2TheWild's Sketchbook Workshop!

Miss Courtney from Run2TheWild has began a Sketchbook Workshop!
And I decided to join in.

I haven't drawn -ANYTHING- in so long!  In fact, I don't think I've had a legitimate sketchbook for over 10 years now.  Sad, isn't it?  Well this is just the kick in the creative pants I needed!

The first assignment was thusly:
"Draw a self portrait without using words, without a mirror and without actually drawing yourself realistically. Use this sketch to describe who you are on the inside, not who we see on the outside."

Here is my entry:

I gave myself a half hour time limit.  Granted, I didn't get much done, but I like it.
I've always been one to take my time with drawing anything, so half an hour is nothing compared to how long I could have spent on it!

Thanks Courtney for the inspiration!  Can't wait to see what the next ones are going to be.