I love a ball point pen for drawing. Whenever I need to rest between projects, the ball point pen is my go-to. I think this goes back to the days of my corporate career - during meetings I would always sketch with my ball point pen. Now I use them to relax. Meditate. I know there are people who don't recognize this medium as art. I can't listen to them. I do it anyway. The drawings are beautiful. The finished effect looks like a pencil. For a left-hander, the pencil is challenging, always fighting the smears from my hand. The ball point pen is the perfect substitute.
stFirst I create the storyboard for a 32 page picture book. I make lots of sketches. Then I draw the picture I think I want for each page on tracing paper. Here I can make changes without ruining my good bristol paper. When I am satisfied, I transfer the sketches to the bristol board paper.I then use watercolor pencils to color the large background areas, like the sky and grass.
You would think every duck would want to go to summer camp during their summer vacation - you would think that probably because you are a grown-up. So my story is about a reluctant duck and how he resolves his dislike of the summer camp.
Time to add my collage elements. This charming bunny is my own colored pencil drawing, cut and trimmed, ready for collage. I fell in love with these paper napkins, the blue complements the bunny. Napkins are perfect for collage.
Hurricane season in Florida - I am glued to the TV watching nature at her worst or maybe her best. I am sending best wishes and thoughts and prayers into the universe for the safety of my friends and family down there.
Here is a collage painting of a calm serene beach. My colored pencil collaged kewpies are enjoying this lovely day.
I've always wanted to do a surrealist painting. I admire Mark Ryden's work, so I used his style as inspiration. I've also wanted to do a large colored pencil painting, so I decided to incorporate these two ideas.
The White Rabbit has been one of my favorite themes.
But instead of an actual white rabbit,
I am using a white rabbit mask.
Draw selected sketch on tracing paper.
Get it right, then transfer the drawing to bristol board paper,