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Couple of drawings 1/23/19

I started doodling with a ballpoint pen. I know artists have done some great drawings with ballpoints. Red tailed hawks are always a good subject.

Then I tried my calligraphy pen. I just got back into that due to doing a coworker’s wedding invitations. I was scratching around trying to get it to work; it finally did and I drew over/around/through it.

Doodle in fine line felt tip.

I still don’t have a painting spot set up. We’re shuffling things around in the house. I know I could theoretically paint at the kitchen table. Anyway, may put some color(ed pencil) on these.

Inadvertent hot dogs

I’ve been fooling around in a small sketchbook, just doodling around to see what comes out. This one was just an abstract and then I saw hot dogs come out.

Another doodle. That’s not his middle finger. I tried to put a thumb in the picture but it does look like he’s flipping the bird. Maybe it was subconscious.

I’ve been flipping the paper to get a mirror image. That’s what happened with this landscape. I still need art supplies like gouache and good paper; haven’t gotten around to it because I know if I go to the art store I’ll spend a couple hundred bucks. And bills await. But doing these are fun and freeing.

More earth tones

A few little sketches in the earth tone palette.

This one was calling out for blue so I went for it.

It has been a long week and I am looking forward to the weekend. Have a great one, wherever you are. Here in northern NJ it is looking good (after a huge and thunderous storm this past Tuesday).

Ants on a potato chip

We’ve been having an ant problem because of the damp weather. The other day my daughter sent me a picture of ants congregating on a dropped potato chip. She thought it was gross. I thought it was cool.

Here’s the photo, magnified a little bit.

I’ve been working longer hours later and I don’t have a good studio space due to giving my daughter my art room and my husband being a paper hoarder. I also can’t really draw at work any more due to it being a “real” job i.e. my boss isn’t my husband any more. But I will try harder.

iPhone ArtSet App

Sorry I haven’t done any art work–kind of busy at work…oh, excuses, excuses. The ArtSet app for iPhone is a lot simpler than the one on the iPad. Fewer options of tools but it’s still fun to draw on it with your finger and see what happens. This is all done with the paint option and then drawn over with pencil. Fun app for sitting in front of the idiot box or waiting in the dentist’s office.