Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LaFazio lesson 5 - shoes 1

LaFazio lesson 5 - shoes 1
Originally uploaded by MaryO 2
Continuous line drawing with water soluble pen. Brushed the line with a little water to add an ink wash. Hot pressed paper, 5x7.

LaFazio lesson 5 - shoes 2

LaFazio lesson 5 - shoes 2
Originally uploaded by MaryO 2
My red suede loafers. Pen and watercolor wash on hot press paper, 5"x7".
Added the white stitching with WC pencil.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lesson Four - Tweaked

It just didn't look finished to me, so I added the name of the flower (thanks, Barbara!) and gave the background a bit of color and the leaf a little more definition. I like it better now. Wish the photo didn't look so gray!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lesson four - Flowers

I had hoped to get several examples done for this lesson. I love painting flowers and some of the tips and instruction that Jane has given the class have help loosen me up (not as much in this piece, actually) and helped me get back a little confidence.
Next lesson is on shoes! I'm not as exited about that, but you'd think I would be, considering the number of pairs resting in my closet!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Continuous Contour Pen drawing

Lesson three from Jane LaFazio's Sketching/Watercolor;Journal Style. I chose something simple because drawing directly with pen is intimidating for me. I'm much more the "fiddle around with the pencil til it looks right" kind of artist. But this was such fun, maybe because it was continuous contour and I didn't expect perfection. I think I'll want to do more of this, it really loosened me up better than anything else I've tried.