Sorry for the terrible photo! This was a first sketch for the Inktober prompt "friend". I had the idea of an imaginary friend and asked my son if he had one what would they look like. His answer was a bear cub. I didn't go with this image, but like how things can start one way and end up a different way with sketching!
This was the image I ended up with for the inktober prompt
This is a quick sketch of a cat I made on tracing paper with an ink pen I borrowed from my husband. The ink smells like brand-new band-aids! I can't get over it! Needless to say, he gave me the pen because I was so in love with it. Thank you, Alex!
Rough sketching an idea… Immediately I know these two are friends who will dress up as birds for trick-or-treating, and they need to practice flying. First, I thought they'd be outside on the sidewalk, but the more I sketched I found out they wanted to be in her bedroom, because she planned to cut out big clouds for their sky. Characters always have the best ideas! We just have to listen to them…
Cheers to all you sketching something fun out there!
Sometimes you draw something for something else and end up not using it for that and then you have this drawing. You like it and it sits there in your sketchbook asking you "what are you going to do with me now?" Also, what is he doing? Naked babies, gotta love 'em.
Sometimes the brainstorming for a story leads to ideas that probably won't be used in the book, but you don't want to let go of them completely.
That's what this is. The storyline has bounced around a bit and the characters have morphed too. I found this small sketch in my big 21" tall sketchbook of story ideas, and I thought, the relationship between this pair needs to be explored in watercolor paint.
Is the grownup a teacher? An aunt? A mom? A neighbor?
In my story she's the little girl's mom -- but that could change, just like a hundred other things about this work in progress could change. Monday, September 26 is National Dumpling Day. Go hug your lil' dumpling. :)
I'm sure many of you have used Post-its to sketch on before. They're fun and a quick way to jot down sketch ideas!
Here are actually some ink drawings I started and I put one in my son's lunch bag each school day as a special note. A art teacher friend of mine has been doing this with her kids and gave me the idea!
Hello! I totally forgot to post when it was my last turn, so I thought I'd post two sketches this time to make up for it. I was commissioned by a friend to make paintings for her daughters. Each daughter has a different favorite animal, so I'm going to do a little series that will feature the three creatures. The first one I started sketching is an alligator who loves flowers. At first I thought it would be cute to have the owl and cat peeking over a hedge, but then the more I thought about it, I realized I needed to make a change otherwise the green alligator would potentially get lost against the green hedge (not to mention not being able to see much of the owl and the cat). So...
I removed the hedge and made a little rock wall instead. I am pretty happy with how it looks so far, I look forward to showing the sketches to my friend to see what she thinks before I move ahead to making the final art. Thank goodness for erasers!
I call her Gosh Girl because that best describes her personality.
"Gosh, isn't it the most fun thing in the whole world to swing and sing at the same time?"
"Gosh, I think we should swing as high as that tree, wouldn't that be the best? GOSH!!"