Here’s to good things in 2017…
The Illustration Friday theme is “vintage,” which for some reason made me think of old-time vaudeville. That, in turn, reminded me of Alan Price’s 1960-something hit, “Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear.” (If you’ve never heard it, you can watch the Muppets’ version here. I’ll warn you, though, the song will be in your head for *days*.)
Anyway, that kind of led to this:
And yes, this is a loose definition of “vintage,” but I like to think I haven’t hit my peak yet!
Watercolor, colored pencil and ink on Canson Montval paper.
Getting in under the wire for Illustration Friday, with a quick sketchbook doodle for the theme, “yarn.”
I might do a finished watercolor version at some point, but right now it’s too hot to even think about knitting, or scarves, or snowmen (or snow cows, as the case may be.)
but it’s what you do with it that counts.
For the Illustration Friday theme, “tool.” Watercolor and ink in a Canson Montval Field Watercolor sketchbook.
Something shiny’s lurking in the back of that drawer. Buried treasure? Or just a key to a house I once lived in, an earring I can no longer find the mate to, a beautiful bit of ribbon too small for any purpose I can think of?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I’m hanging on to, both physical and emotional.
It’s time to do some spring cleaning!
(For the Illustration Friday theme, “sparkle.”)
The Illustration Friday theme is “dragon,” so I did a couple of quick sketches:
Since these little dragons were trying out new skills, I decided I should, too. I dug out some woodless colored pencils I got as a gift a while back, and used them to color the sketches.
The pencils don’t have a brand name on the barrel, so I’m not sure who made them. They’re really shiny and pretty (and heavy!), and it’s a pleasure to hold them. Now, if I can just figure out how to use them…