Friday, April 12, 2013

Miscellaneous art

It is the end of the week and it looks like I have a lot of miscellaneous art that I have done throughout the week. It makes for a hodge podge of a blog post. We have charcoal, collage, painting and sketching.

A charcoal drawing from the Face to Face class. I have such a problem with charcoal smearing before I get finished. I love the immediacy of the medium but sometimes it drives me nuts.


Then its back to my journal for a couple more journal pages I finished. I incorporated a tag I painted awhile ago into the page. I always wonder what to do with tags and think this is a good use for them.

This face started with leftover paint from my palette. She looked a little plain so I added in a background.

I think it makes her pop off the page.

Sketchbook Challenge

I am continuing to do this sketchbook challenge using prompts provided. This is 3 days worth.

Some days I want to do more than the prompt as in the case of drawing my sock.

Here I drew the lamp in a waiting room.

I wanted to also start using the sketchbook to draw things I am interested in like these elephants. To use the sketchbook as a place to explore ideas.

I have done these kind of challenges before and find that when they are over with I don't stick with it.  I get stuck in that mode of "what am I gong to draw" and lose interest.  I think that when the prompts end this time, I don't want to stop. I think if I am doing some of these studies that I will have created a new habit that I will want to continue.

Do you keep a sketchbook? How do you use it?


  1. Kate, I love this post! You've been busy this week and so fearless. What is the Face to Face class? I really want to work on my faces and yours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing! <3

  2. Looks like you've been busy enjoying painting and sketching. :) Wonderful!

  3. I like seeing all the different things you do. And I agree about using charcoal...messy but I like the results.

    I keep a sketchbook but don't use it as often as I should.


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