I was so sad to break the white mug that my son made in ceramic class.
It was a good day for a lap dog.
I am drawing using an wacom intuos tablet, a stylus, and Painter 15 software.
I like to start with a neutral color canvas, so that I can draw in darks and lights.
Here are screen shots while a drawing progressed on October 1, 2014.
I start with a new layer that I sketch the composition on with the fine point pen brush. I then created several layers, one with a darker blue and one above with the teal blue. I then used the eraser tool to scratch down between the layers. The color of the canvas is seen in the flowers.
The flowers were drawn with the fine point pen brush, adjusting the size and opacity.
I then drew over the background with the fine point pen brush using different layers, adjusting opacity.
Here is what my layer pallet looks like. I’m rather embarrassed that I don’t label my layers, which means if I want to find where a certain color is to change it, it involves hiding them one at a time until I find the layer that I need. Ideally, each layer would be neatly labeled. But since these sketches are all, for the most part, done in one sitting and very spontaneously, I can get away with my lack of self communication.
A quick sketch tonight because my puppy is not feeling well.
The rain stopped as the sun set, burnishing the clouds with yellow and pink.
Listening to Milo Silva play the morin khuur at the A Gallery.
Early evening walk on Sengekontacket pond.
My office is upstairs. The coffee pot is downstairs. Every time I make the trip, someone waits at the top of the stairs for my return.
A bunch of Kale picked in the morning to saute with breakfast eggs.
moon rise behind the trees
I took the dogs for a walk in the woods mid-day and was struck by the colors. The trees have barely started turning, but the ground cover is shades of autumn.
Having a very busy day and unable to start my sketch until 11:00pm, I stuck with a quick draw and a model close at hand. Thus, we have another drawing of my puppy.
The last of the sunflowers. The wind and rain buffeted the house as I drew. It definitely influenced the direction I took with this drawing.
I took screen shots throughout the process of sketching this drawing. The progression can be seen here: http://heathergoff.me/index.php/a-drawing-in-progress-4/