Under the Sea Theme – Days Three and Four

Well… I skipped a day. It’s finals week(s) here and I haven’t had much time for anything but studying, but I took time out to start a proper series on this really neat theme. Here are my second and third efforts:

Silence I
Silence I
Abandoned Ship I
Abandoned Ship I

I really enjoyed creating both of these pieces. The bottom base sand color was a surprising two-color mix of Pyrrhole orange and titanium white, which turned into a lovely coral color. I intend to continue on in this series until next week’s theme.

 

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The Cold Dive – Under the Sea Theme Day One

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The Cold Dive

For the first day of the undersea theme I decided to do a marker drawing of a penguin to combine the ‘under the sea’ theme with the drawing challenge from creativebug, which was to draw a bird. Obviously the marker drawing, after I had sketched it out, turned into a pastel painting. My Sennelier pastels were sitting on my shelf somewhat disused and forlorn because I have been working more with acrylics and colored pencil as of late, so I decided to give them some love and brave the dust. I think it is somewhat successful, but I might desaturate and roughen the ice boulder in the center of the painting; it distracts from the main focus, the penguin. The reference photo I used was much darker and had very little contrast, so the colors are somewhat fanciful.

Weekly Sketch Day 7

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Wondercity Goes to Sleep

Ah, the last day of this week’s theme, ‘City of Wonder’. It’s been a good theme, but it’s time for a new one… I really ‘wonder’ what it’s going to be! This little painting is on a tiny canvas, and you can barely see the little elephant looking on as her city goes to sleep. I have since covered it in iridescent paint, but that doesn’t photograph well. If you wish to purchase this painting(lol) it’s on sale for $15.00 unframed plus shipping to wherever you’re at. On to the next theme!

Weekly Sketch Day 6

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Craterian

Little sketch of the Craterian theater in Medford done in Prismacolor French grays on Golden  pumice medium-coated Crescent RENDR paper. It was fun to have a little more tooth on the paper, but it ate up the pencils fast for too little effect. Think I’ll keep my pumice for pastel works.

Weekly Sketch Day 5

Another day, another sketch! Today I was volunteering at Rogue Gallery and decided to just do a quick marker sketch in a sketchbook that was kindly provided during a presentation by Oregon College of Art and Craft Assistant Director of Admissions Devon Simpson, showing us the amazing work that the students of the college produce! It’s a simple sketch, and only took me about five minutes with 6 Copic Sketch markers and a Copic Multiliner:

Tenement
Tenement

It was fun to draw though, and I appreciate the information given in the presentation too!

There are only two more days left of this theme, but I feel like I could explore it for a long time… maybe it’s time for a theme of the month, or year…

 

 

Weekly Sketch Day 4

Today’s daily sketch was done with another sort of abstract theme, and just a quick sketch of an idea:

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The City Cried at Dawn

It was done on Crescent RENDR paper in Polychromos pencil.

#weeklysketch Day three – Reflections

For day three of #weeklysketch I wanted to delve even further into the abstract idea of cities that don’t necessarily meet our expectations, hiding little secrets and unknown places:

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Reflections I

This particular piece was done, once again, on Canson RENDR paper, using three Copic markers.