|Pen & Ink, Watercolors|
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
This is another time-lapse process video attempt--hey, I think my filming setup is improving somewhat--maybe next time I'll be able to keep my head out of the shot completely! Again, I started with a Non-Photo Blue Pencil sketch, inked with my favorite Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (dark sepia, fine and superfine points) and then added watercolors.The whole inking/painting process took a little over an hour.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I started with a light sketch in Non-Photo Blue, then turned on the camera when I started to ink with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and add watercolors and a touch of Watercolor Pencils--but my camera ran out of space so the whole coloring process wasn't recorded. Oops.
This is my first time-lapse video, so it's kind of an experiment. Hopefully next time I will have learned to keep the camera focused and steady, figured out better lighting--and remembered to keep my head out of the way!
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Friday, June 19, 2015
|Pen & Ink with digital color|
We're in the third year of a tent caterpillar invasion here; they're finally starting to disappear, but there were several weeks when you couldn't venture outside without having them drop on you from above or squish underfoot (most unpleasant in bare feet, as I know from unfortunate experience)!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Instagram you probably know what was keeping me busy--Jane Austen Dress Up!
Above is the menu screen graphic, which also found its way into my Storybird shop.
I learned a lot about things like spritesheets. It was super fun to see the spritesheets full of colored dresses and accessories!
Here are some screenshots of the finished app and the different item selection screens.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
They passed several Stirlings, who groaned and reflected that now spring was come they would encounter that shameless pair everywhere.My sister gave me The Blue Castle for my birthday last week. I'm remembering again just how much I like this book, and suddenly I had to draw Valancy and Barney out for a drive in Lady Jane Grey.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
|Dip pen & ink|
My great-grandfather fired on a steam shovel in the late 1890s. The story is that the ornery engineer went through a lot of firemen because he complained they weren't keeping up. He came back to chew great-grandpa out because he wanted more pressure--and just then the safety valve popped off! That kind of took the steam out of him. (Heh, heh.)
This is for a personal project I just started, tentatively entitled "My Great-Grandmother's Accidental Double Wedding". Family history, picture-book style! Next I'll do an ink wash and add some watercolors.