Here is an experiment! Metallic sharpies on top of black, I doodled most of this in class as well, but of course I did the coloring outside of class. 🙂 It was good fun and I enjoyed it. Once more… here you go! I realized that I did absolutely nothing horizontal. So I tried this one.
This is another one that was primarily drawn in the classroom. I spent a lot of time on the outline and colored it later, amidst paper writing and sermon prep. I tried a few new things with her: first, the green pen to set off space away from the black lines. I’m not sure how I feel about it… it seemed like an excellent idea but then the pen didn’t really have the same quality of line as the black one did. I also purchased some prismacolor markers in white people skin tone, which I did not have previously. I had a brilliant image planned on one paper, but then totally ruined it when I used crappy skin tones. Now I’ve learned my lesson and will be using the higher quality markers for skin–that is, unless I want it to be green, red, or some other outlandish color.
This is a Christmas post, even though it’s not a Christmas piece! It does have themes of Christmas though… part of the text reads “All that is, is love”. Merry Christmas with art, everyone!
This one was very simple and I liked it so much the way it was that I kept it that way. Mostly, I just wanted to play with the colors. I really love them and I got a chance to use sharpies of all kinds of varieties… there’s metallic, and a highlighter… Lots of fun!
Part of a Calendar on Zazzle.
This is a doodle that took a much longer time. I worked on it throughout several classes, I think, and perhaps also a meeting. When coloring, I played with color families in order to “set off” space. Just enjoying some free drawing, really, squiggles and intricacies and the usual stuff.
“Universe” is another one of the smaller drawings that I’ve done in my note-taking sketchbook. I find that I take a lot less notes in class… but I am ultimately, more attuned and more productive. I’m not really sure how this developed into what it is now, but I have been playing a lot lately with color themes against each other rather than all mixed in together. I rarely do couples, too, so this is a nice change–even to have a masculine face in a drawing is kind of unlike me.