|she danced to stardom|
I am the queen of creating pressure for myself. I set goals that are unrealistic and of course don't accomplish. Failure - right? The good news is that I recover quicker than I used to. For the past week or so I've been drawing whatever catches my fancy. The one I took the longest on was my zebra fish above. (I am sure that you would never finid a giant grouper and a zebra fish together - but they are 2 fish in a book I found - so there!) Of course, putting in all the zebra marks was what took a long time. I used pen and ink, watercolor and Pan Pastel (the background). The initial sketch was relatively quick. I don't have all of my quick sketches up here - the two little boy heads are my grandson and his buddy playing a nintendo game across from me at Chic-Fil-A. The lady - who isn't complete - is from a poster where I get my hair cut. She's kind of a Marilyn Monroe headshot - but the poster is white on white with red and white in the hair. First time I drew her months ago she looked like a male excon according to my husband (I agree). This time she is coming out a bit better - I forgot to take a pic of the poster so I'll have to finish during my next appointment there. The zentangle and the tangle star lady are my imagination drawings. I know that all this sketching will get the creativity going again and hopefully increase my skills.
Whew - long post! That's what happens when I only get to post once in a week. I am linking to Paint Party Friday (here) hosted by the fabulous Eva and Kristin. Hop on over to check out the wonderful artists entered there. Thanks so much for getting this far (LOL) and leave a comment if you can. I love to hear from you.