Still using the twist-up crayons… But I’ve moved on to a different Elvgren painting for inspiration. :-)
I like how this sketch came out, except for the positioning of the figure on the page- Gaah! I ran out of room for her legs!
These drawings are just fun sketchbook exercises, but if I’m going to do something, I want to do it right! Tomorrow I’m going to make sure to set the parameters on my page, and really stick to fitting the whole image in.
Ok, now this one is SATISFYING!
Starting again with an Elvgren painting for inspiration, I set the parameters of my drawing, and blocked in a rough sketch using my light yellow twist-up crayon. Only after I really had it RIGHT did I move on….
Once I had the sketch in, building up these rich beautiful colors was the fun part- Holy moly I love these crayons! The vibrancy of the colors, the texture on the paper, the waxy smooth way they glide across the page… and the fact that I can get soft effects, OR sharp details, all based on subtle changes in pressure… I LOVE ‘em! Crayons are totally underrated! :-D
I drew some legs just for kicks.
On vacation from work, but there’s no resting on a daily project!
During our flight to DC this morning Gary and I worked on decorating our barf bags. ;-)
I used a marker and my set of miniature colored pencils, and when we were done we put the bags back for some future queasy passengers to enjoy.
Hey, if I was about to toss my cookies, I think a little pinup might cheer me up!
I started working on a quick sketch, but decided I was liking it and wanted to keep building it slowly.
Here’s the pre-midnight stage that it’s at…. :-)
I spent a few hours today unwinding and finishing last night’s pinup drawing. These ”Lyra Color Giant” Colored pencils are so smoooooth, I think I’m in love! ;-)
Just a quick loose sketchy-drawing with watercolor crayons.
I Used an Elvgren painting for reference on this one :-)
Drawing tonight… A Gil Elvgren study
Eeh, I think I over-worked this one.
Watercolor Crayon on Watercolor paper.
A sketch for a larger project I’m working on…
Pastel on Newsprint
Inspired by vintage Barbie artwork