Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space

I've only had a bit of time in my sketchbook this week. This is my newest sketchbook - I've already shown you the first page spread I filled in, after having inadvertently skipped the front page:
I like the first page to be personal, and since I was inspired by Charley Harper & Alisa Burke for this spread, I thought I'd borrow inspiration from another favourite artist of mine, Gustav Klimt, for the front.
I've only ever collaged my goddesses out of pieces of paper, so I decided to stick to pencils & pens this time. I sketched her out with pencil, then traced the lines with black pen.

I wanted colour & patterns mimicking Klimt blended with my own style, so I filled her clothing in with pastel dots & the background with rounded yellow squares.
I'm so pleased with how she turned out - she makes me smile every time I open my book!

I've only filled in one other page, the next one, in this sketchbook. On Valentine's day, I felt like drawing my honey - so I took this reference photo of Pat & sketched out his face in pencil:

Once happy with my sketch, I again traced the outlines with black pen.

Men aren't the easiest for me to draw, so I'm pretty pleased with this. He's recognizable at least - the only thing really "wrong" is the size of his eyes (just a bit too big).

Drawing in my sketchbook is very relaxing - and I'm really enjoying seeing my progress as an artist unfold.

Head on over to kootoyoo for more creative spaces.

5 comments:

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

WOW!! You are good!! Your goddess is fantastic!! Pat came out good too!!

Christie Cottage said...

Great sketches!

Have a wonderful day and stop by my blog if you get a chance!

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Rita alias alatvian said...

Great drawing! Thanx for sharing!

Mattos said...

very good job, impressive, faces are hard

The Belly Dancer said...

Awesome projects! I like how you were able to draw Pat. Faces are the hardest thing to draw!