I've been working away on an updated vision for this site. I wanted to have a different, unique way of posting art and art related material on the web and I think I've managed to do that. I'm pretty excited about the possibilities. I hope to launch the new site this weekend (whew!) or at the very least, this coming week. As such, I'll host an event when the site goes live. There will also be a new contest/giveaway announced when my new site goes up. So stay tuned!
Here's a quick iPad sketch I did last night using Adobe Ideas. I really lliked the black and white version but i think the final color treatment really helps the mood. The name of this illustration is Sing.
For some reason if I don't have a decent image to post, I find it very difficult to write a blog post. I'm really trying to come up with different ways to use a blog and I have a few ideas I'd like to try.
A while back I mentioned an art project and offered a sneak peek at some of the art. The project still isn't ready but will be soon. I think some sort of "give away" will be in the mix as well. Until then, here's a little critter I sketched a few days ago.
I have the honor of being one of the lead artists with Red Bull's Collective Art event! People from around the world will participate in this one of a kind cadavre exquís exhibit building on each other's creative contributions. Check it out and sign up to be part of this world wide exhibit.
I promised a new drawing activity today but as of right now, I don't think I'm going to be able to post it. I had more work than I anticipated pile up this morning and I'm not going to get a chance to get the piece done. But, since I promised, here's a sneak peek:
Whew! Another busy weekend as family were rushed to the ER (everyone's ok), basketball games bounced along (they're all done now) and loads of firewood were split and hauled to the porch (still loads more to go). In the interim, I started a new magazine project called "The Illustrated Blog" which will be full of art, tutorials and a guest artist or two. Despite all of these activities unfolding over a two day span, I did manage some drawing time.
Saturday morning was bright and sunny as I sat at the round dining room table, sipping my steaming coffee. Then, only minutes after filling the bird feeders, landed 7 Gold Finches, followed by a Cardinal and even a few Robins popped by. Robins make me laugh because they always look angry. I love to watch the birds while drawing and enjoying my morning brew. I was rewarded with a few more favorites: the Nut-Hatch, Titmice and a few Sparrows. There were a few new birds to the area as well including a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Rufous Sided Towhee. I couldn't resist sketching the Towhee on my iPad.
Tomorrow I have a special drawing and activity planned for this blog and all the usual social media hangouts so be sure to check back tomorrow!