Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Sketches




















Here is todays sketch and the portrait for today, I figure it can do double duty.  I used Inktense pencil on  everything except the skin.  At first I was just going to leave it the color of the paper and then changed my mind.  For the face and neck I used chalk pastels.  I had not used them to do a face before and I like the look they give.


I have a bonus sketch today. I have to work on a traveling book and the theme is patterns so I thought I would do some paisleys for my pages.

Since I have never drawn a paisley I started a practice sheet. I have one of those dover coloring books with paisley in them so I used that for inspiration. At first I drew them on white bristol board and then added a wash of watercolors. Then I added some over the watercolors. I am not sure which way I like best. I kept adding more and more paisleys. It just like doing a zentangle, very addictive. Doesn't this look like fun. I had lots of fun with my sample, now I need to tackle the book pages.

To see what other sketchers ar doing today, head over to Sophia's blog

16 comments:

  1. Very beautiful...love the colors! Great work! POP ART MINIS

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  2. Lovely sketches. I'm not sure what Inktense pencils are. Hmm. And LOVE your bonus sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with us. :)

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  3. is that a self-portrait? great use of tools. will have to check out Inktense pencil.

    have a lovely day.

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  4. It looks like you :)

    I've got some Inktense pencils - wonderful things.

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  5. Wonderfully creative, colorful and adventurous ~ excellent ~ she does resemble the photo of you somewhat ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

    Sketch Sunday and my blog is Share the Creative Journey ~ thanks ^_^ ~ do come visit if you haven't already ~ love to share ~ Happy Week !

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  6. Lovely face sketch. Your practice paisleys look pretty amazing to me. It's all very cool.

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  7. I don't think I've ever used chalk pastels on a face either. Yours looks good. And you know I love the paisley design! That's one of my favorite things to draw. Yours are beautiful with all the colors.

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  8. nice sketches, particularly like your paisley inspiration!

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  9. Oh, I love the paisley doodles!
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  10. Very lovely portrait! Pretty paisley too.

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  11. Love the paisly zentangle, yum yum!

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  12. yes, i would agree with the girls, you sketch does look like you! how great.
    nice job on the zentangle, too!!!
    have a great week!

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  13. The pastels gave you such a nice soft skin tone.

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  14. oh how I love paisleys...great stuff.
    cheers, dana

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  15. The self-portrait is fantastic, love it! :]

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