Saturday, February 25, 2017

A bit of this and that

I haven't been here for awhile although I've been busy drawing and sketching a lot. I've also been reworking my angel with animals and trying to get it into a digital form I feel OK about putting on my Society Six shop, which makes prints on demand.  I've taken it twice to be scanned at an office store because it's too big for our home scanner, but the scanning process just doesn't work that well with colored pencil, and it takes more skill than I have in Photoshop to fix what is going wrong. Next week I'm going to talk to a someone in a print shop and see if they can help me. I am working on perseverance in the face of discouragement. Any glitches in practical, production steps get me down to a ridiculous extent.

Here are a couple snap shots--they are a bit washed out but still show some of the greater detail and depth I've tried to put into this piece.

Here are a couple sketches from great paintings and photos. I've been making such drawings daily, but I haven't been posting them because knowing I'll post them distracts me from learning and makes me stress out about making something I feel is good enough to show.  

A couple of doodles that might turn into something else someday.

And lastly, a cheery drawing from my little girl.  


  1. It's nice to see that drawing runs in the family :) I hope you get a better scan of the angel art. It can be frustrating to put so much work into something and to end up disappointed in the reproduction. Let us know what you learn from the person in the print shop.

  2. Well, I'm going on a long drive today to visit a sort of high class print shop that the more local regular print shop recommended I try out. My fingers are crossed!

  3. I love each drawing. My favorite is the little faerie house at the base of the tree or is it a regular size house at the base of a gigantic tree. Anyway it captures my fancy. Also the cheery drawing is very good.

  4. Just noticed the drawing in the corner beneath Alicia's drawing. Is that a drawing of her doing a drawing. . .

  5. I'm glad you like the fairy house--I want to develop it. And the little drawing by Alicia's is not her, but a sketch of a fairy sitting inside the house on a chair. Maybe I'll post it for real today or tomorrow so you can see it better.

  6. That would be lovely. I am quite fond of faieries ;-)