i’ve been using my sketchbooks more and more lately, and really enjoying it. it’s part of my “create every day” goal for 2014. when days around here are so busy that i haven’t picked up a paintbrush all day, i love to sit late at night (when the rest of the familia sleeps) and draw in one of my sketchbooks.
i find myself using words and phrases so much more now, like this drawing from a couple of nights ago, “live a colorful life”. i drew it very late one night and left it to be colored in next chance i got..
…and i LOVE the results!
this work-in-progress photo was posted on my instagram page (one of my “good morning!” posts)…
i love working with colored pencils; i think they offer such great texture and layers to a piece…
like i said, i love how this came out! the flowers are a little bit different than my usual flowers, and the colors are bold and vivid – perfect for my handwritten phrase.
even my father, a man of very few words, asked me “why don’t you paint this larger and sell it?”
and i plan on doing just that, maybe on a 12 X 12 inch canvas. i am also recreating something similar on a canvas tote bag; stay tuned to see how that works out!
so – what’s in your sketchbook?
’til next time…
where else can you find me?