Posts Tagged: art

a drawing of a bee with a crown

Day 28: Queen Bee Doodle

She thinks she’s all that. Well, that does it for this year’s Thing-A-Day. Here’s all my previous entries: Day 1: Paper Bag Puppet Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet Thing-A-Day 2014

a drawing of a bee with a crown

Day 28: Queen Bee Doodle

She thinks she’s all that. Well, that does it for this year’s Thing-A-Day. Here’s all my previous entries: Day 1: Paper Bag Puppet Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet Thing-A-Day 2014

a drawing of a weird creature

Day 27: Goofy Gorf Doodle

Goofy Gorf just wants to be friends with the whole world.

a drawing of a weird creature

Day 27: Goofy Gorf Doodle

Goofy Gorf just wants to be friends with the whole world.

Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

a drawing of a cat wearing a tutu

Day 26: Ballet Cat Doodle

The tail provides her with unparalleled balance.

a drawing of a cat wearing a tutu

Day 26: Ballet Cat Doodle

The tail provides her with unparalleled balance.

a drawing of a pair of pixies

Day 24: Pixies Doodle

Oh sure, they look nice enough, but everybody knows that pixies are really evil on the inside.

a drawing of a pair of pixies

Day 24: Pixies Doodle

Oh sure, they look nice enough, but everybody knows that pixies are really evil on the inside.

a drawing of a critter hiding behind a tree

Day 23: Tree Hiding Doodle

What’s that hiding behind that tree? It is a mystery!

a drawing of a critter hiding behind a tree

Day 23: Tree Hiding Doodle

What’s that hiding behind that tree? It is a mystery!

Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

a drawing of an elf

Day 22: Elf Guy Doodle

One of these days, I’ll have time to do a piece of jewelry or something. One of these days.

a drawing of an elf

Day 22: Elf Guy Doodle

One of these days, I’ll have time to do a piece of jewelry or something. One of these days.

a drawing of a blue alien

Day 21: Another Alien Doodle

I ran out of time again today, so here’s another quick doodle of an alien!

a drawing of a blue alien

Day 21: Another Alien Doodle

I ran out of time again today, so here’s another quick doodle of an alien!

Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

an animated .gif of a dancing critter

Day 17: Dancing Thinger .GIF

This looks a bit like Squigglevision.

an animated .gif of a dancing critter

Day 17: Dancing Thinger .GIF

This looks a bit like Squigglevision.

Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

a drawing of a small feral child

Day 13: Feral Child Doodle

I don’t really like doing doodles for Thing-A-Day, because I already do a doodle every day elsewhere, but I couldn’t think of anything else to do for today’s things, so here we go with a doodle.

a drawing of a small feral child

Day 13: Feral Child Doodle

I don’t really like doing doodles for Thing-A-Day, because I already do a doodle every day elsewhere, but I couldn’t think of anything else to do for today’s things, so here we go with a doodle.

Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

Thing 6

Thing 6 was more about putting the creativity out there to share with others. There was a local artists fair here on Isla Mujeres and it was my first time to participate. Thanks to everyone who supported me with purchases

Thing 6

Thing 6 was more about putting the creativity out there to share with others. There was a local artists fair here on Isla Mujeres and it was my first time to participate. Thanks to everyone who supported me with purchases

Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

a cruddy looking dog drawing

Day 28: Weird Dog Doodle

  Well, here is my last thing for Thing-A-Day 2013, and it’s a cruddy-looking dog doodle. I’ve gotten a little burnt-out at the end here. Anyway, if you’ve missed any of my past things, here they are: Day 1: Flower

a cruddy looking dog drawing

Day 28: Weird Dog Doodle

  Well, here is my last thing for Thing-A-Day 2013, and it’s a cruddy-looking dog doodle. I’ve gotten a little burnt-out at the end here. Anyway, if you’ve missed any of my past things, here they are: Day 1: Flower

a drawing of a girl in a bug costume

Day 27: BugGirl Doodle

  It’s BugGirl! She has all the powers of a bug, or something. There’s only one more day left to go in Thing-A-Day 2013. I’ve made a thing for every day thus far. Let’s hope I don’t choke tomorrow.

a drawing of a girl in a bug costume

Day 27: BugGirl Doodle

  It’s BugGirl! She has all the powers of a bug, or something. There’s only one more day left to go in Thing-A-Day 2013. I’ve made a thing for every day thus far. Let’s hope I don’t choke tomorrow.

a drawing of a happy blue monster

Day 26: Happy Monster Doodle

The power just went out for a couple of seconds, so I’ve whipped up this doodle of a monster quickly, because if the power went out again, I probably wouldn’t  able to get a thing up for today.

a drawing of a happy blue monster

Day 26: Happy Monster Doodle

The power just went out for a couple of seconds, so I’ve whipped up this doodle of a monster quickly, because if the power went out again, I probably wouldn’t  able to get a thing up for today.

a drawing of an octopus

Day 24: Octopus Doodle

  I didn’t really want to do any doodles for Thing-A-Day, because I do a doodle every day at doodleperdiem.laurelgreen.com, but I couldn’t think up anything else to do, so, here we go, today’s thing is a doodle. I’m not

a drawing of an octopus

Day 24: Octopus Doodle

  I didn’t really want to do any doodles for Thing-A-Day, because I do a doodle every day at doodleperdiem.laurelgreen.com, but I couldn’t think up anything else to do, so, here we go, today’s thing is a doodle. I’m not

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

Charlie, painting at the park

The Walters Art Museum has put together  Off the Wall: An Open-Air Exhibition which puts really good reproductions of paintings in their collections around Baltimore. This one is in Meadowbrook Regional Park, a 15 minute drive from my house, which has

Charlie, painting at the park

The Walters Art Museum has put together  Off the Wall: An Open-Air Exhibition which puts really good reproductions of paintings in their collections around Baltimore. This one is in Meadowbrook Regional Park, a 15 minute drive from my house, which has

Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

a photo of a close-up of an origami star

Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!

a photo of a close-up of an origami star

Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!

Day 5: Kitty Sketch

Drew some sketches of my kitten Moxie. This was the most complete, seeing as she was moving slightly less. There’s a few pages of half sketches from when she kept moving every two minutes or so, but I didn’t take

Day 5: Kitty Sketch

Drew some sketches of my kitten Moxie. This was the most complete, seeing as she was moving slightly less. There’s a few pages of half sketches from when she kept moving every two minutes or so, but I didn’t take

Thing-a-Day #4

Just continuing to get the basic shape of the crane done.  Next I need to find a good front photo so I can get that angle done.

Thing-a-Day #4

Just continuing to get the basic shape of the crane done.  Next I need to find a good front photo so I can get that angle done.