This week I finally figured out how to present my sticky notes! I'm now digitally putting quotes on them. The quotes are great for inspiration as well and, while my daughter won't get the quotes on them, they make for great positive illustrations to go with my notes to her.
I started the week with another self portrait. I'm enjoying working on expressions through self portraits, and I expect to keep it up.
I spent a good part of my drawing time on Tuesday being very frustrated with a "toddler experience" drawing I really want to do. He kept looking like a Golden Girl. Not that there is anything wrong with the Golden Girls, but when you are trying to draw a toddler you don't want to be staring at Bea Arthur on your paper. So I practiced drawing Patrick just to get a feel for a toddler's proportions and then drew a couple of toddler illustrations. They are all a little "off" and I have more to do... but they don't look like Bea Arthur! I expect to do my full toddler experience drawing next week... Sneak Peak: It will involve taking a toddler to the zoo!
I was researching some pens on Tuesday night and discovered that there is such a thing as a blending pen. Naturally, the next day, I drug my ready for a nap toddler into an art store (against all good sense) to buy one. Because... obviously! Turns out this pen is not quite as exciting as I had hoped but will be a nice tool to have in my arsenal. Also, I decided to draw a dragon to experiment with the new pen and I love her. I'm fairly certain that she uses mascara on her little ear tufts. So I thank my new, sort of useful, pen for bringing this little lady into my life.
I found this little guy in a yellow marker and he is adorable! He may be my favorite creature yet. He makes me want to try and animate him! You know, in all my spare time.
My new markers came on Friday! So I experimented with having more than two grays which was pretty neat. It has been awhile since I've drawn from life and I spent most of the drawing yelling at my toddler to not crash into the glass with his car. Of course, the new markers came after his nap (my work time). Nothing "still" about my life right now.
All in all it was a moderately productive week. I feel like I slacked because I had intended to get a full illustration done, but I spent the time getting ahead on my sticky notes. Now I can concentrate entirely on larger projects next week.
Hi! I'm Elisabeth McCamish! I'm an artist and illustrator. I take most of my inspiration from my family, my garden, and any passing whimsy. I do a weekly roundup of what I'm working on here. For daily updates check me out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy!