Thursday, January 8, 2015

January Daily Drawings - Completed

I'm trying a "daily drawing" idea for January and maybe beyond, with a computer-printed grid like my annual Advent calendars.  Each rectangle is 1-7/16" x 1-5/8".  The drawings can look blurry in the blog post, so please click on the image for a better view. 

The small spaces work well for me to focus, relax, and draw what I see.  My subjects are things inside our house.
Week 1: Garlic, a poinsettia center, blackberries, a shell, a tomato, a knit hat, a silver pin.
Week 2: Flat leafed parsley, a rug motif, a cup, spool of thread, crocheted lace edge, candle snuffer on ruffle edged dish, can of colored pencils.
Week 3: Layer cake, turtle necklace, ginger root, a radish, basket with mail, small gold-tone scissors with ribbon, pottery candlestick.
Week 4: Green onions, a leaflet of grape ivy, staple remover, folded cloth, a satin bow, slice of pie (apple-cranberry-raisin), part of a tea strainer
  • Copic markers and multiliners:  I don't plan to list them all, but if you'd like to know, please leave me a comment, and I'll be happy to add more details.  I used a Signo Uni-ball white gel pen to draw the lace for January 15 and to add some highlights on a few other days.  Also a Signo Uni-ball gold gel pen for January 19.
  • Paper: Neenah

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Landscape with Sepia Lines

A small watercolor landscape to start the new year.  I added some lines with sepia multiliner and a bit of shadow with brown marker.
  • Copic marker colors used: E44
  • Pen: Copic multiliner 0.3 sepia
  • Watercolor wash background: Lyra Aquacolor crayon numbers 1,5,47,48,70,75,76,83. For more information about the watercolor crayons, including my color chart, see this post.
  • Paper: Scrap of watercolor paper, approx. 2-1/2" square