Tuesday, February 28, 2006

a fantasy self-portrait

I was looking on other blogs and Kate Johnson gave me the idea to make a self-portrait of how I'd like to look! Great fun! In reality, my teeth are neither straight nor white! And, I'm the only person I kow who longs to have GRAY hair!! Now I can have both! I have never used colored pencil before and I can see that I have a LOT to learn about them! But, they are really fun to play with! The drawing itself looks much more blended than it appears on the scan! Anyway -- the fantasy me with thick gray hair and straight white teeth!

Monday, February 27, 2006


Well, the EDM challenge this week is self portrait. I did this one in a hotel mirror a couple of weeks ago. I don't really have four ears -- after looking at the sketch later, i restated the head outline with my pen -- and I think the restated outline is truer to the real shape of my head -- despite the fact that that gave me 4 ears!! and I'm not really that angry! I got a little heavy-handed with the shading I now see! learning, learning...

Saturday, February 11, 2006


EDM challenge this week was mouths. These are all from magazines except the sideways one -- that is mine!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

BC Coke Can

Here's my entry -- a bit late for this week's blind contour.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

botanical art

I am delighted to have found a yahoo group devoted to botanical art! I look forward to learning there. I very much enjoy drawing flowers (they're easier than people!) These are some drawings I made of an amaryllis which I tended to in early winter. It was a joy to watch it grow and blossom!