While thinking about our prompt of “Stones” today, I thought back to when I was a little kid and loved skipping stones across the water. It was a game of taking a flat stone and flinging it into the water to watch
I lived a mile from Lake Michigan and you’d think I would be a good stone skipper. But alas, I’m in the bottom echelon of that sport too. I my have talked about this before, but I went out for the track team. I was going to be a champion shot put thrower. Dad even bought me a shot ball to practice. I showed up at my first practice raring to go. Then I found out that even the shot put people had to run laps at every practice. That might I put my shot ball away and never returned to any organized sport but bowling!
I haven’t done this prompt yet. I was actually ahead of the game until recently. I am going to copy your sketch. 🙂 For one, it is so cute, two it reminds me of skipping stones on Lake Superior(they had an abundancy of flat stones) and three it will get me to finally do some water painting. Thanks!
Thanks, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… Click the one in the about the doodlewash section and then zoom in on it! Then you should see the big ole mess there! lol The sketch is just one big quick Scribble! Mostly a continuous line scribble done very quickly… then I went back and darkened bits where the loops touch with ink to enhance the illusion of circles…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Vegetables” today, I opted for a bit of broccoli. This came to mind simply because it appeared in my Thai dish at lunch, and also because I rather enjoy sketching it. That sounds like an odd
I’d eat that broccoli any day! I’ve often thought it to bad that we’ve almost lost the secondary (and I think original) meaning of ‘peculiar’, as Seurat uses it, meaning ‘distinctive and individualistic’ and most people just understand it as the ‘odd or bizarre’.
I received a tube of Windsor violet in the mail today and wanted to see how it painted out. I smeared some on the back of a failed painting and spread it out, then thought I should add some other colors to see how it played. The upshot is that I now have a landscape of trees in a hill that I like better than the tree in a hill I did yesterday. My personal style of scribbling with paint is coalescing.
Very cool! Before I even read your story, I expanded my screen to see if you physically drew in all those dots. After reading your story, now I know. However, you did go back and sketch in all those cirlces in….right? How long did that take???? I love the detail in this random piec of broccoli. ;P
Thanks, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… Click the one in the about the doodlewash section and then zoom in on it! Then you should see the big ole mess there! lol The sketch is just one big quick Scribble! Mostly a continuous line scribble done very quickly… then I went back and darkened bits where the loops touch with ink to enhance the illusion of circles and depth. Then dotted around with color like a crazy person! lol Didn’t take long at all… about 30 minutes.
Thank you for the info! Good to know! I don’t think it looks like a mess at all. I will be doing a contouring sketch soon in an online class I am taking. I think I will do some flowers using your technique.:)
Thanks so much, Bob! 😃💕I’m so excited about making art! And yep… I happily recommend my teachers. Even if I paint nothing like them now, they each taught me something amazing and I hope others will be inspired by their teaching!
hehe!! Thanks, Lori! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s funny with art.. it often shift quickly to something very serious and specific. Techniques, we’re suddenly meant to use or we’re not doing something right. I say, bah! Art should be something we look forward to doing because it’s just so fun to DO!
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