Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring has sprung!

Yes, the weather has turned warm in Tunisia and Spring has arrived. It's the high season for citrus fruit so I'm picking and crating oranges, mandarines, and lemons everyday. Not much time for stitching or sketching. Prismacolor pencils on a ball-point pen doodle that I did while doing homework with my grandkids on Skype.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

"A-Drawing-A-Day," Week 3

Week 3 of Veronica Lawlor's class was about drawing with color. I used crayons and colored pencils while doodling on paper.   -->

Then I tried out crayons and Derwent Inktense pencils on white cotton fabric. No idea what I'll do with it...


The next assignment was drawing a subject with crayons using its "real" colors (left, I picked a rather colorful succulent) and then drawing it using everything but the colors in the first sketch.

More crayons and colored pencils: the clouds in a storm and at sunrise. Given the cold weather, I had to work from photos.

A "coloring book" lesson was fun: draw a bowl of fruit (mandarine oranges) in black felt pen, then use as many colors as possible.

To finish the week, sketches of a colorful area. Once again the cold weather kept me inside, so I used my photos of Tunis: the main street (top left), the Medina (lower left), and the Cathedral. I enjoyed using crayons, and will try out the possibilities on fabric later.