Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cauliflower Wearing A Beret In Front Of Autumn Trees

cauliflower wearing beret It's a little odd for a cauliflower to wear a beret but brussel sprouts just look silly.

Some More Drawings From My Blog 365 Drawings of Food

trees casting ice cream shadows

ink and marker drawing of a bag of chicken

zentangle pizza

ink drawing pun of sloppy joe

vegetables at a high society party ink and marker drawing

ink and marker drawing of a leek flying out of a spring

ink drawing of french fries hiding

Most of these food related drawings are done with India Ink. The drawings include—A bag of groceries drawn with India Ink and colored in Illustrator—A happy carrot—A chef flying in a tomato hot air balloon—Some fry is watching me—Country club party with vegetables—Sloppy Joe—Pizza Zentangle—Ice Cream cone shadows on trees—Spring a leek.

ink drawing of a bag of groceries colored in illustrator

tomato hot air balloon with a chef passenger

happy carrot ink drawing colored in illustrator

Monday, October 26, 2009

Colorized Autumn Leaves ATC

ink and marker drawing of a tree

I drew this ATC with an India Ink micron pen then colored it with Prismacolor markers. I liked having a touch of color in a few of the leaves.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pen and Ink Zentangle ATC

ink zentangle

I Was Inspired By The Song The Wall

chalk outline of a body on a brick wall ink drawing

I call this one, Post No Bills. I think I need to put a chalk body outline on the driveway this Halloween.

tree outline on a brick wall ink drawing

It's rather fun to draw the outlines in the negative space using the brick wall.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Oil Pastel Drawing of a Landscape

oil pastel landscape
I'm still experimenting with oil pastels and tried a different surface.
This watercolor canvas had an odd tooth that filled quickly and the colors are overly bright since blending was almost impossible.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Farmers Market Signs - Fresh You Betcha

vegetables wearing hats on a sign
vegetables wearing hats on a sign

I'm taking a photoshop class and the latest assignment was to make a bus stop sign and bus sign advertising the local Farmer's Market. I went a little crazy bundling up veggies for winter. I particularly like the Viking hat on the pumpkin.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Potato Wearing Earmuffs Done in Photoshop

potato in the snow wearing earmuffs
We had snow last week and I took this before it had a chance to melt. I had so much fun doing the Photoshopped potato with ear muffs I think I'll do more vegetables with hats.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Drama in Quadruplicate

Andy Warhol style poster of a dog
This is my neighbor's dog, Drama; I did an Andy Warhol type montage of his photo.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I Had Too Much Fun With Photoshop Frogs

giant frogs in various B horror movie type settings
giant frogs in various B horror movie type settings
giant frogs in various B horror movie type settings
giant frogs in various B horror movie type settingsI decided to make a small cheesy book of giant frogs. The book is 16 pages and printed on 2 sheets of paper. I broke the imposition apart since half are printed upside down. The pages are folded, then trimmed, so they are not in order. The font is Feast of Flesh.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rainbow Trees Abstract Oil Pastel

oil pastel drawing of rainbow trees
I recently took a class in oil pastels and I thought I'd try a different surface. I wanted to experiment before making a major commitment to the work so I decided to do a simple abstract painting of the rainbow trees in Hawaii.
They have a lovely colored bark and the greenery is towards the top, unlike our local trees.
I did this on a heavy watercolor paper that has an odd tooth that is too geometric for watercolor. The surface saturates quickly with color so it becomes difficult to apply additional layers. I found I need to plan the drawing more with this surface but it blends very nicely with a stump. The colors are cleaner and brighter.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun With Photoshop

giant frog on the beach in MauiI think this is Turtle Beach and the frog was in my yard but a bit smaller.

Minneapolis skyline with a giant rooster and gorilla

The chicken is from Kauai, they roam everywhere.
The ape is a statue in Como Zoo and the Minneapolis sky line was taken while returning from the Mall of America.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Charcoal Drawing of A Voodoo Doll

charcoal drawing of a voodoo dollI got this silly little voodoo doll in New Orleans; I liked his startled expression. I bought him on a road trip I took with my daughters several years ago. We had a great time in the French Quarter and the food there was amazing.
We were hot and scruffy so we ended up in a very nice restaurant. They were very gracious even though we were the only customers carrying bags of tourist tzatchkes. I kept calling my poor husband back in Minnesota to let him know what the next course was. By the time we were done eating he was ready to catch a plane and join us.
EDM # 242 Draw a Figurine