I specialize in drawing, mixed media, painting, watercolor.
"No pattern should be without some sort of meaning." William Morris
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." ~ Duke Ellington
"Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise."
~ Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle To Temple, line 69.
I really had to ponder this quote and figure out how to illustrate it. A spider came to mind...so tiny and fragile in comparison yet invokes so much fear. Then considered a daddy long leg.
"Why are you so enchanted by this world? When a mine of gold lies within you?" ~ Rumi
"I don't know if I'm the husky guy, but I'm the sexy guy who's a good kisser." ~ Jim Gaffigan
"When life puts rocks in your way, build something nice with them."
"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.” - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
#1 #inktober #ring
“Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.” ― Muhammad Ali
First one down. I was so looking forward to these...fyi...for artist (in my opinion) it seems that we enjoy the first challenge, inspiration pumping...ideas flowing... others are so supportive...then about halfway through.. we start doubting... support dwindles t the same time...ideas do not flow as easily... this is when we need support... so mid-month check in with us and wham all of us with support to continue to the end.
A loved ones...loved one.
Starting of a small painting...by request:)
The final version - representing a family (sons: moon, bear, bird) the stars are the parents
These are the results from a request to create a piece based on a fathers son's nicknames. The older brother is the moon, second the bear, third the bird. Added the stars as the parents.
His first request was of a tattoo of sorts ...but I struggled and my drawings kept turning into children illustrations. I so enjoyed the challenge and it gave me an opportunity to honor the love of family. At the same time, it was hard to associate them into a tattoo:) .
Horizontal pupils are fascinating. Have not figured out the function but did find out that Newts are able to regenerate limbs - including the lens of its eye!
Putting the painting of the newt aside for now.
It was not going as I hoped (see previous post)...I still have ideas but feel like I need to work on some things before progressing. Thinking it was the eyes, so decided to work on some studies. These creatures do have fascinating eyes!
Not going as I hoped...so putting it away for a bit
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