Self-Portraits In Pen

This week we decided to create pen and ink self portraits.    Lara and I both used  current photos on our phones and we sketched happily for several hours.

Here’s Lara’s photo and self-portrait ~

IMG-20160712-WA0000Ii is unusual to see my daughter with such wild hair and I love her photo editing skills!

20160711_150611I love her shading and accurate sketching!  Her picture is an A4 size.

Here’s my photo and self-portrait ~

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IMG_20160712_170043537I must confess that this is my second attempt.  My first sketch seemed very out of proportion which worried me every time I looked at it.  Somehow, one is more critical of a self-portrait and one notices everything that is slightly distorted or out of proportion.  Makes one wonder if that is how we see ourselves?  My sketch is much bigger, a lovely A3 size page.

What art are you busy with?

Blessings, Nadene

Sketch Tuesday ~ Freezer

This week’s theme in Sketch Tuesday is ~  Sketch Something From the Freezer

Here’s my sketch ~

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How do you purposefully participate in the weekly art activity?

If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Something From Outside

This week’s theme in Sketch Tuesday is ~  Sketch Something from Outside

Here’s my sketch ~

Outside` 001Hopefully this week Kate and Lara will also find some time for Sketch Tuesday.  How do you purposefully participate in the weekly art activity?

If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Rain

The past few weeks have been full … with Easter holidays and our home buzzing with streams of visitors and guests.  Still, Lara found a quiet moment and sketched, but I forgot to email it to Barb’s  Sketch Tuesday in time for the slideshow.

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~  Rain

Here’s Lara’s sketch ~

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If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Kate’s Doodles

Hardly a day goes by without Kate sketching or doodling.  This is just one of her many gorgeous “doodles” ~

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Sketch Tuesday ~ Water

We have participated in Sketch Tuesday for most of our homeschooling years and it remains a fresh, exciting and creative part of our weekly routine!  This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~  Water

Here’s my sketch ~

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If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Something with O

Barb’s Sketch Tuesday prompts remind us to sketch and paint regularly.  Creating art often is fulfilling and deeply satisfying.  Sketching does not pressurize one to create “real art” and yet it develops and strengthens artistic skills in an informal way.

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~  Something with O

Updated to include Kate’s sketch ~

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close-up of Kate’s details and colors

Here’s Lara’s color pencil sketch ~

Something with O 002Here’s my watercolor sketch ~

Something with O 001If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Comfort

Artists that do art often find their ‘voice’ or style.

Barb’s Sketch Tuesday prompts encourage us to make time to sketch each week.  This simple activity has been the most informal art activity we do, and yet it has produced an amazing results ~ spontaneous creativity, enthusiastic drawing, simple pleasure  and above all, it produces confidence.  Sketch Tuesday is an amazing activity!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~ Something that you think of with “comfort”.

Here’s my sketch ~

Comfort 001If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Veggie Sketches

My girls asked for an art lesson and so I opened a lesson I had bookmarked on observational sketching ~

We read “How to Create an excellent Observational Drawing: 11 Tips for High School Art Students on Student Art Guide. A really excellent article!

We looked at Sam Pickard’s art on Planet Sam incredible detailed sketches with colored blocks which she turns into amazing screen printed fabric designs. And, lastly, we  followed Jane LaFazio‘s step-by-step Tiny Tutorial – Sketch and Watercolor.

We each took our own fruit or vegetable and sketched and painted.

I sketched pears  (not a vegetable, but it appealed to me) ~

Veg Sketch 001 Lara sketched a green pepper and I love her colors and the swirly designs ~

And Kate sketched a gem squash  with lovely thick acrylic paints and added her quirky humor to her painting ~

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A quick, fun lesson with very pleasing results!  Pop over to my Art Page for some more art plans, projects and ideas.

Blessings, Nadene

Sketch Tuesday ~ Handle

We have participated in Sketch Tuesday for most of our homeschooling years and it remains a fresh, exciting and creative part of our weekly routine!  This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~ Something with a handle

Here’s my sketch ~

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If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,