Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I dunno... cat on bed?

To be honest, I wasn't really planning on posting this since it's just me still playing with the watercolours. Ah well. If I change my mind tomorrow it can easily be gotten rid of, right?

So. Max? Probably not the most picturesque model since he tends more to the long and muscular type of cat rather than the cute fluffball. At least he was sitting still (or lying still, as it were) for a change.

All I was aiming for here was to see what the paint looked like with sepia Micron detailing. And now I know.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Pods in pen and ink

There were things I should have been doing this afternoon. Instead, I raided my father's pea patch.

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Idle. Eating someone else's peas counts as idle, right? I don't think it counts as stealing, since I'm house-sitting for him and they'd just get old otherwise...

I suppose that if the act of eating peas doesn't count as idle, we could say that the pods themselves are idle since they're no longer incubating peas.

Um, yeah. This doodle was done very quickly and with not a lot of attention to detail since it's way too hot out there at the moment to concentrate for any length of time. I don't know why I didn't think to find a bit of shade before I started, but it's a little too late to worry about that now.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hollowed Pepper in watercolour

Hello and welcome to Dee Tries to Paint. Again.

What can I say? Still game to give it a go. It'll never improve otherwise.

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is hollow, and this is, of course, a radish.

Juuust seeing who was paying attention. Sorry for the darkish photo, by the way, but the office scanner was insisting that it was seeing this doodle (can it still be a doodle if it's painted? I hope so. I like doodles) as yellow, which it's not. So, since I have minimal editing software on this computer, back to iffy photography rather than a nice clean scan.

The odd thing about this particular effort is that I really don't like green peppers and I've never hollowed out one in my life. Ah well. Extra points for the challenge of an unpleasant subject?

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Trembling Aspen in pen and ink

Look! It's a scan rather than my usual iffy photograph. That's because I'm at work, where scanners live. As opposed to my place, where there isn't even a computer.


This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Shaky, and Nerd Naturalist Extraordinaire here immediately thought of Trembling Aspen. The name of the tree comes from the flattened petioles (stalks) of the leaves, which cause the leaves to shake or tremble with any tiny little breeze.

I doodled this piece of aspen before I had to open the building this morning. Yes, I got to work early on a Saturday just so I could draw a tree.

Gotta wonder sometimes about priorities and this whole doodling thing...
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