April 22 2011 – Doodle De Jour

April 22 2011

Doodle de Jour

I am at a point of frustration with my current work in progress.  I am struggling with getting the kind of detail I want in my line work and it is so difficult with a paintbrush and paint.  It does not compare to my wonderful zebra pen on paper.  I think I should just work with what I have and stop giving myself the expectation that it should look like pen on paper does.  Maybe I will order some black Golden Airbrush fluid and see if it makes a difference.  I have tried my acrylic inks, but they just do not offer the intensity of black I want.

Needless to say, I will plug along with it.  Here is it so far, colored in and outlined, but it needs details and umph.


Yesterday my fantabulous prizes from Currys Art Store arrived.  I have spent a brief time testing them out and as promised, I will make a video with them this weekend.  (Yay!  Long weekend!  I LOVE LONG WEEKENDS!)

I think I will do an art journal entry using my wonderful new pencils and maybe a copy of my doodle de jour.


I just finished this one and I love it.  I am itching to color it in with my new pencils.  But first, it is a lovely spring day and I must take myself and Daisy Duke to the park for some exercise and some sunshine.  TTYL

April 20 2011 – Bedtime Doodles

April 20 2011

Bedtime Doodles

I doodled out this picture  last night before bed.  I love it and it is just screaming to be made in to an actual painting.  It reminds me of some sort of fantastical oceanic creature.  I have a perfect background for it, one of the cradled birch panels I have been making layers on.   

Below is the beginnings of the painting I began working on at 5am this morning.  Just thought I would quickly post this so I will have time to  get a layer of color on it before I have to leave for my day job.

Mornings seem to be my most alert and creative time and I have been getting up early to paint.  I can not think of a better way to start my day;  paint, coffee and silence.  What could be better?

I think I want to use watery acrylics to color the creature first before the detailing.  Maybe some reds, yellows and oranges.  Hmmm, who knows, I am just gonna roll with it.  🙂

Note: Am I the only one who sees a giant sperm in this?  May have to play with some of the details to get that image out of my head.