Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Be Thankful Always

Here is my post for today. Not really an art journal page, but I did do it in steps and color it in so closer than just a sketch.

 I drew it first in pencil.

 Then I went over it with a Micropen and erased the pencil.

 Then I colored it in.

Last, I added my message.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Two Quick Sketches

I did these two sketches the last few days. I really like how my little fox turned out, even if he doesn't look exactly like a fox. I like the colors for the cornucopia but not so sure about the drawing.


Friday, November 17, 2017

ABC Challenge: G is for Gandalf

I decided to do an actual art journal page of the Gandalf drawing I did earlier today. I did this one in Micropen and marker. I like the pencil sketch better, but this one is colorful and works for the ABC challenge.

I started by doing the basic sketch in Micropen.

 Then I colored in the tree.

 Then I colored Gandalf, the leaves, and little trees in the background.

 Next I colored the Hobbit house.

Then I finished the grassy hills and any little extras.

For My Favorite Tolkien Fan: Gandalf on the Hill

Since today is our 27th anniversary, I wanted to draw something for my husband. He has been a Tolkien fan since he was a kid so I decided to try and draw something related to Tolkien's art. I found this artwork on Pinterest and tried my hand at it. Mine is nowhere near as good as the original, but I'm happy with it. The link on Pinterest is to a Tumblr page. I don't know how to find the original artist. I hope he or she doesn't mind me trying to recreate their beautiful artwork.

Hoping this will show better on Facebook since I cropped it.


I started by drawing Gandalf. I actually didn't do too bad on this part.
 Next I drew the tree. Mine isn't exactly the same as the artwork I found.

 Then I started on the background. 

 Added details to the background.

 The finished sketch. 

The artwork I found and my version. I'm not totally happy with my background, but it's not terrible. Over all, I like what I did today.





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friend Suggestions: Brown Bear

I tried drawing the brown bear I took a photo of at Grandfather Mountain last month. He looks pretty good to me.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Friend Suggestions: Draw Some of my Zoo Photos: Lion

A friend suggested I use some of my zoo photos as material for my drawing/sketching practice. I decided to try the lion I took a photo of at the Atlanta Zoo. It is one of my favorite photos ever. I can't draw it exactly, but I don't think I did too terrible.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friend Suggestions: Garfield Doing Yoga

My friend, Yvonne, suggested I draw Garfield. Yvonne is into yoga big time so I looked on Pinterest for Garfield doing yoga and actually found something I could draw. I think it's cute.