The fork – day 63

   The idea is super cliche- but I wanted to draw a man playing the fiddle at a fork in the road. There are lots of things I would do differently but this is a start. Really just wanted to get the idea on paper.

The fox and the bunny – day 62

Sadly, I missed a few days of sketching but returned to it today with a quick sketch of my little fox and bunny. I bought a Koi field sketch watercolor set and this was my first time using it. I am a little overwhelmed by my color choices – but otherwise love it. Love the…

Olympus Pen – Day 60

A quick-ish sketch of one of the cameras that I currently have film in: the fabulous Olympus Pen. I’ve used it a handful of times. It’s a fun little camera!

The Fox + the bunny – day 59

I’m having a lot of fun with this. 🙂 little bunny started to take shape. Looks a little less psychotic… Also: more fun with color mixing. At first I wasn’t thrilled with the color of the bunny but I like it better once it dried.

Fox  – day 58

I’ve been thinking a lot today about my little fox so I thought I’d try drawing one. I don’t know if this is my fox but it’s a fox. I think. Also: foxes are adorable. ‪

Afga Shur Shot – day 57

I decided that sketching my cameras was a good idea when I’ve run out of ideas. Here is an old Agfa Shur Shot that is pretty much useless except for decorating my fireplace mantle. I tried mixing paint and didn’t do a very good job. I need to look at a color wheel next time.

The bunny and the fox – day 56

I’ve been seeing bunnys everywhere around here, I had a conversation about foxes the other day, I am a children’s librarian and am immersed in picture books. So this fell out of my brain. I may introduce a goose who is a mean bully. Hmm. I wonder what will happen next? Also: this is my…

Orchid – day 53

   This is the second exercise from the book, “Japanese Ink Painting: The Art of Sumi-e” by Naomi Okamoto. Clearly, the Pentel Pocket Brush pen is not at all the right pen for Sumi-e so I thought I would also try the orchid exercise with the Akashiya Sai pens. I have it in my head…

Sumi-e fish – day 52

Today I wanted to try drawing an animal in the Sumi-e style. I pulled out my books for inspiration but quickly became discouraged so started from the beginning and did the first exercise from one of my books – fish. This reminded me that I really love sumi-e. When I took a drawing class at…

Day 50 – look up

This is a drawing from memory. On my run at the Salmon River I was having a hard time getting into the groove of navigating the jutting rocks and tree roots of the trail. In a moment of discouragement I looked up and saw a cloud drift by in the sky and remembered the ancient…