I’m not sure if I’ll be posting again until after the 4th of July.
I will if I have a chance, but it’s going to be busy.
Once we get past the holiday, I’ll probably share a few of the projects I’m working on.
But, since I expect readership to be light over the next few days, I’m going to keep my posts “light” also.
Today, I thought I’d share my doodling attempts.
I’m seriously working on my doodling.
OK, so maybe I’m not *seriously* working on it.
But, I am attempting to learn a few basics of drawing.
Here’s my first attempt at drawing a pelican:
He’d look better if I colored him in, but I was just trying to get the basic shape down.
I see a lot of pelicans because I’m at the beach shooting a lot.
Next, I tried a panda.
I colored my panda with markers … but “he” smeared!
I guess I should have let the ink dry before I closed my little notebook.
I also drew a grumpy man.
He looks grumpy, right?
And not … perplexed?
I’m also playing with water colors.
I’m really terrible.
I need to buy a couple sheets of water color paper.
I love Tomoe River Paper … it’s awesome to write on and fountain pen ink doesn’t bleed through.
And, you CAN paint on it, but the paper isn’t absorbent so you can’t layer the paint much, etc.
Anyway, here’s my very weak attempt at painting flowers NOT on water color paper:
Water Color Flowers
They look more like blobs than flowers.
But, I’m sure it takes practice … and also, the correct paper to paint on.
I don’t have much time to practice any of this stuff.
Usually, at night, I’ll try to draw and/or paint one small thing before I go to sleep.
It’s my small, personal, “self-improvement” project.
Hopefully, a year from now I’ll have improved if I practice just a little bit each day.
It might be fun to do a post a year from now comparing my first doodles to whatever I can do in twelve months.
Now, if I can just learn to draw Fred!