This has taken me a few days to complete, but it was well worth the effort. The foliage is an Acacia branch that Giraffes eat and in the class Louise showed how to add the two together in Photoshop. Another class with Louies de Masi on Skillshare. IMG_1700 View
Leaves of Living Stone – Lithiops are a succulent plant with leaves that look like pebbles, camouflage so that animals won’t eat them during the droughts of Southern Africa. I’m in the middle of a family reunion, so I won’t be online often through the next week. #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador Leaves of Living Stone-Zebra Ze…[Read more]
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For our prompt of “Music” today, I thought back to going to diners when I was a kid and enjoying that most amazing invention called a jukebox. This is a sketch of a Wurlitzer that took the world by storm in late
Beautiful painting of the jukebox! I sometimes watch YouTube for recordings of live concerts from the 60s and 70s. Not only is the music great, but my favorite artists look exactly as they are preserved in my memory – young!
Wonderful memory and jukebox! I remember eating at a diner that had a mini jukebox at each table. If I remember correctly there was a line of booths along the wall and a long counter running down the middle with the kitchen behind that. Seems like it was a big Airstream shaped diner….good memories!
I had to laugh. My boss and I were just talking about jukeboxes. In our case, it started out with me telling her to throw some jute in the “jutebox”. Which started us giggling and discussing jukeboxes. Lol I always loved the colorful lights on them. You did well on yours capturing them! Also, when you go to the DCA ( Calif. Adventure), be sure to be in it before dusk. They play Sh-Boom every night when they roll on all the neon lights. You would love it!
For our prompt of “Bubbles” today, it made me think of being a kid again and how much fun it was to chase after soap bubbles and pop them. In truth, even as an adult, I would run around in circles popping bubbles
Fantastic Charlie! Getting outside our safe bubble can be difficult. I’m finding that it gets easier the older we get. Maybe life experiences teaches us that it all will be ok so we might as well embrace it all and have fun.
I’m here to burst your bubble. You need to add another Facebook site. World Watercolor Group for Beginners. So many people feel too untalented to post with the excellent people who are in the regular group. Ask around, and see if I’m wrong. Or maybe your Sketching Stuff site does enough, but I know when I first found WWG, the other members were so good, I was terrified to post my junkie tries.
Yep! To be honest, World Watercolor Group on Facebook ended up with a ton of masters. 😉 So yeah, my Sketching Stuff Group is the quite different. First, it’s a closed group, and much more focused on people started out. It’s actually medium agnostic as well though. So all types of mediums are welcome. 😉
Mireya is undoubtedly correct, but I think most newbies aren’t there yet. OtOH, Charlie, I do think the sketching group might be the beginner’s ticket to building confidence and skills. And btw, I love seeing the masterful work in WWG.
Hmmm….I wonder what a hummingbird would do if he came across bubbles.?? Beautiful colors. I am one of those you encourage everyday and I appreciate it! Now if you could post my pics for me everyday. Lol
For our prompt of “Sunset” today, I opted for a little robin enjoyed the setting sun. Or, at least, a hopefully reasonable facsimile in my super quick and mad dash style. I love watching the sun set, but I most
This is a beautiful and peaceful time of the day. Our house is too close to a hill so sunsets are not really visible. I love being on vacation on the Maine coast or on a lake where sunsets and sunrises can be fully enjoyed.
We don’t have a view of the sunrises, but living close to the Columbia River and on a lake, we see some truly fabulous sunsets. Sometimes, I get too involved in something and realize that the sunset has come and gone, and I hate that because it does bring such a sense of renewal watching the colors change.
Crepuscular is one of my favorite words. It is a synonym for dusk. It is such a magical time when the air gets soft and damp and the fireflies rise out of the grasses. I used to love to drive on country roads at dusk with all the windows down and Neil Young playing on the cassette player. The scent of fresh cut hay filling the car. And the first wishing star popping up over Lake Michigan.
I like how your bird colors don’t conflict with your sunset. So pretty. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on not wanting to jump right in on this one. I face that all too often and it stops me in my tracks. However, I learned a little trick from my new friend Sandra, she jumps ahead. I am not one to leave unfinished business. I will eventually go back because it drives me crazy. Tee hee…..off to attempt my reflection roadblock, I mean sketch!
Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Glad you liked the colors… I was unsure how to make sure the bird didn’t conflict, but that’s why I love a limited palette! hehe Usually always comes to the rescue! And yeah, some days, some prompts just aren’t what I was thinking of doing. But, I find if I get a little creative, I can bend them to my will! lol
Thanks so much, Laura! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this! Yeah, I often don’t add backgrounds because it gives things too much context for my liking. I like people to be able to put themselves in the scene and the story. Sunsets are universal though! hehe
For our prompt of “Red Panda” today, I tried to sketch one with a touch of a smile. It was a lovely day today and I was in a particularly happy mood. There wasn’t any one thing causing this feeling of glee, just a
Love your smiling red panda Charlie! Glad your day was great and getting to see local theater is always a plus! A quieter day here which was much needed. Fighting with point of sale options for upcoming events. I’m likely making it more difficult than it needs to be.
Fantastic painting Charlie. Unlike you we’ve had two weekends running of stormy weather. Last week storm Ciara and this week Dennis. We did get to go to town and visit a new exhibition at the museum about an iron age mans’ burial. That made both very happy. We then got home before Dennis arrived.
Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Aww yay! I’m thrilled I inspired you to tackle one! They’re the cutest little creatures! And yeah, the holidays are my jam, but I try to extend that feeling as long as I possibly can! hehe
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