Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I don't do a lot of city drawing or painting, so for inspiration, I dug through some old photos I took while in Spain. I chose this one from Zaragoza and tried to simplify so I could finish before getting frustrated.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Just for the fun of it, I've been working on a map of Star Stable's newly opened land, the southern Harvest Counties. I drew the top portion earlier in the year so it feels good to have the rest completed. It's like finding the missing puzzle piece. We think it resembles a rhino.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
My focus was elsewhere today, but got some work done on a map I've started based on the game I play with my daughter. Star Stable. This is Epona, in the southern Harvest Counties. We finally got in and have been exploring. I also finished making a photo album for her for Christmas, based on similarities in our real life road trip and places in the game. Here's an example:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
I went outside the other night to look for shooting stars and when I turned back towards the house, this is what I saw, minus the quail. (I had been drawing quail in my sketchbook, so I added one). Also missing from photo: another dog, smaller birds, and the fish. No wonder it sometimes feels crowded.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Rainy desert day kept me indoors, but I love watching the mountain disappear into the clouds. That's how we judge how serious the weather is. By the time I finished this tiny little landscape the mountain was mostly invisible and the rain was coming down steadily. I tried to lighten up parts of it, but then remembered I didn't use the good watercolor paper. I would try this one again a few more times.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
When I lived in the forest, I painted trees all the time. Now I live in the desert so I should be painting cactus all the time, but I don't. I am working on that. For this I used a technique that used to be one of my favorites, dropping in color wet in wet, waiting for it to dry, then defining the shape by coloring around the edges. Ideally the needles should be golden, but it wasn't working. So I used a dark gray to make them stand out.