So not my favorite image but its pretty bold. I was cleaning one day at the shop (Limerick Collision) and came across this great sticker for eye protection. The original image was way larger so I just cut this guys face off and started to draw around him. My contribution was minimal but it was still fun and without my contribution would just be a blue face with sun glasses. Anyway enjoy and see you next time.
I love this. Who doesn’t like spending Saturday evenings drawing abstract clusters while watching movies and drinking wine. Needless to say I think I needed a quick break from realistic imagery to get myself back in gear. I was messing with a few different shapes that I like to work with regularly as well as some new. I feel like I want to try this again on paper that might actually hold up and take on more mediums. The sharpie in this image was curling the paper after only a few minutes which irks my OCD. Lets just say that my journal is currently under a number of books to flatten out the pages that are warped from the more saturated mediums. Enjoy and see you next time.
Second post with an owl and there is a reason behind it but I’m not in the mood to tell anyone about it yet. In a way it bothers me that owls are so popular these days because they have always had a special place in my heart. Now when I mention it people assume I like them because its a fad, not the reason at all. I love the position that this owl is in, it shows its strength and all its beauty in the same image. Enjoy!
Another day another drawing and a complete shamble of images. A brief recap would tell you that you will find a lion, a ladder, a bow, a worm, an owl, a heart, and a mother banner in this image. Sounds like a pretty typical combination to me. Some of the items are actually things that I am working on for other projects, but the rest are just fillers. Enjoy and see you next time.
Sometimes, if I see something that is inspiring I will just go ahead an paste it in my journal. This girls hair is fantastic and makes for a good base. This image is in the growing process and for whatever reason has started to incorporate woodland creatures. I’m pretty sure I’m still obsessed with the enchanted Forest we built at Halloween and our collection of woodland creatire cut outs. This can be confirmed from my work cubicle which still houses a skunk and deer silouette who receive glitter accessories from time to time. All I am saying is that my workspace is a good time considering I work in insurance. Enjoy!
This makes me happy. This was the front of a card I drew for Liam’s Birthday. It is basically a drawn collage of a weekend away. It feels like a journal entry in itself and contains everything I want to remember but in a playful way, kind of like an eye spy image! Enjoy.
Ok, I know this is incomplete and simple but I love it. I think its pretty immediate but for anyone who is unsure this was based off a Dreamcatcher. I was having ridiculous dreams night after night and I could not stop it so my solution was to find a Dreamcatcher. After making my purchase, I examined the one I had bought to try and understand how it was made since I now have it in my head I want to make them. That of course is what initially started the drawing, but currently I can see it developing into something entirely different. We will have to see what more time does to the image. Enjoy!
Not my typical imagery, but needless to say it happened. I’m not exaclty sure what I was going for in this image either considering the sky appears to be on fire, maybe post apocolypse? If so I hope I live in a cozy cottage like this when it all goes down. I do know this happened after going to a tiny B&B in Ireland which was nestled between two “mountains” also know as large hills, not covered in trees but sheep instead. Oddly enough my experience there was rather good minus the grumpy woman who yelled at me to come down to breakfast…. doesn’t she understand we were on vacation, sleeping in from the previous nights festivities? Enjoy and see you next time.
As I mentioned, these images are not created in one session, they are developed overtime which works well in somecases pushing the line quality and density. This image is only a slight variation, but is based on this idea.
The image below, was a combination of of different ideas, patterns and days. What happens with the drawings in my journal is that they evolve thoughout the life of that particular journal. They may be drawn and referenced on future pages or they may very well be reworked into something new or more complete. It is a great starting point for brainstorming almost like freewriting for drawing. Enjoy!