For our prompt of “Beachball” today, after making a light sketch of just the ball, I decided to try something a little different. So, I skipped the doodle with my precious fountain pen and used only watercolor for
Yay for doing something a little different! I immediately saw that there was a difference but it took me a moment to realize what it was. I try to do a painting without the pen drawing on a regular basis, but I like drawing so always end up going back to it.
I would have loved a beach today too! It was hot and the annual visit of gnats started yesterday. I hate those things. They bite like crazy and I swell up like a balloon, especially on my face. I have a hat with netting, but I could use a whole net body suit. Unfortunately it’s too hot to wear anything like that, so I don’t stay out too long. The only good thing is they only last a couple of weeks.
My name is Nicoline Mann and I’m from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. I have always been deeply inspired by nature and animals. I loved drawing as a kid and even considered going to art school as a young adult,
Nicoline, your work is so fantastic! Having had similar wrist problems that forced me to switch from pen drawing to painting, I fully understand your need to take it slow. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us!
I do have some paintings that I did last month and hadn’t posted yet (and since I made this month’s prompt list, it’s possible that some of them coincide with the prompt, lol). So did you know that the pufferfish is a poor swimmer? Most likely why they can ingest water to suddenly increase in size and why they’re so poisonous. Pufferfish – W…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Lotus Flower” today, I sketched a single blossom being admired by a little frog. The lotus blossom is a symbol of enlightenment and hope. It rises out of the murkiest of waters and still manages
Beautiful Lotus, Charlie! I wish the entire world could understand spirit of community and equality…what a happy day that would be. Iwas thinking about the planning method vs the “wing it” method the other day. My conclusion, since i’m something of a “winger”, is that if i stopped to plan each sketchbook or painting or doodle I would never get beyond the planning. It’s not that I don’t put any thought into the process it’s just that planning it all out ahead of time takes the fun out of it for me!
I’m with you. I want to be as surprised as the viewer. To me, it seems too much like work to plan, study and produce. Much more fun to just hop in and see what happens. I can see, however, how that might not be the most successful for producing professional art where commission – either in painting or writing – were required. Just one of the reasons, I’ve never tried to live off my art.
I’m kind of a planner. But when I was writing poetry, I didn’t plan at all. Many months I was involved in 30/30 with daily prompts. I wrote a whole book based on one character using daily prompts so I didn’t know what was going to happen. It worked great.
This is beautiful Charlie! I also let what strikes my fancy to become my daily DOodle. It has become a part of my day. Today I got to leave home twice which was a treat. When did we get to the point that a routine doctor’s appointment was a chance to see people and a bit of an adventure? Sad. My husband treated me to a ride out of town (our first since the first week in March). We went to a restaurant a few towns from here and had lunch at a picnic table socially distanced from the other tables outside. The lobster roll and watermelon slice never tasted so good as we listened to the birds. I didn’t even care that it was in the 60’s. Good day.
Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Oh my goodness, I agree on the outings. I’m just now getting back into the world a bit and have a dentist appointment next week! I’m ready for the adventure and seeing people again. Oh my goodness… I would kill for a lobster roll right now… YUM!
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