Tag Archives: story telling

Three Hundred and Sixty-One!

Sometimes you start an image with one character and suddenly the image calls for another. That’s exactly what happened in this image. The hand gestures of the male Raccoon indicated he was telling a story. Naturally he needed a date and once I started painting her I was forced to address the background. The painting was totally responsive which is why the formatting is somewhat off. Typically my layout is better. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Forty-Six!

Seriously could my imagery be more all over the place. I think I am starting to scramble for ideas, pulling from all different directions or ideas that float through my head on any given day. I mean I had been thinking of children’s stories and how there are always witches that try to eat children. Naturally I felt inclined to paint a witch face at that very moment. It’s another image I am uncomfortable with probably because it’s a human. I never feel confident with these silly human images! Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Thirty-Three!

Alright, so I love going to cafes more than most people understand. I like the vibe, I love the food and beverages but most of all I love people watching. I sit back, pick up a pen and paper and sketch or write about those around me. I like to figure out their story and by no means do I mean their real life story. We are talking about the one I assign to them. The other evening, when the weather was absolutely the best we have had this year, I felt inspired to go out after work to the cafe and draw. While there I encountered a vast amount of people considering it was a Wednesday but they were all so different. I became fixated on this elderly gent who seemed so lonely. He was there far longer than I was and for the majority of the time he only had a coffee in hand. He stared blankly at a pastry case but not as if longing for its contents almost as if caught up in a memory or thought. If makes you wonder what a person is thinking sometimes. Anyway, as I have mentioned before people are not my strength which is in part why I am forcing this exercise more often. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Eleven!

Continuing with these studies, this image got a bit more involved. Working to create a story line while practicing these figures. I love the blanket about to cover the sleep mouse. The hanging guy looks like a monkey but I guess I know what not to do next time! Enjoy.

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Three Hundred and Ten!

 

 

 

Back to the furry critters. Not entirely sure what prompted the stacking but I went with it. Not too much to discuss, this is really just a study on different variations on position. I hope to eventually put them all together and work on a story line. Enjoy and See you next time.

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Three Hundred and Nine!

Decided to draw in bed this time. Winter has definitely taken a toll on me, whether it be mental or physical could be debated but either way I’m exhausted. At times in the evening I find myself drifting away into a space filled with random thoughts, ideas or images. Last night, when I closed my eyes in bed I started to image a creature. Somewhat like a bird, kind of like a skeleton but having roots in the human figure. The face came first and I think its apparent as it seems the most thought out or maybe it appears that way because that was already an image in my head. Either way the image developed from there and what made it fun was the lack of thought. No stress,  just me, a pen and a sheet of paper.  Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred!

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OMG, 300 down only 65 more to go before April 2nd, about 45 days. I haven’t been able to get ahead of the 1.5 drawings a day but at least I am currently on track. I find week nights most difficult as the choice between a yummy meal, a good work out, the chance to draw, sleep or just relax becomes pretty tough. Regardless, it is images like this that remind me I need to paint. Above is the full image, its long and skinny like prior post but its my exploration of these furry critters that I enjoy. I tried to give them a story, whether that be the journey through the dark with only a lantern for light or the welcoming sight of a friend at their front door. Below are close-ups of each critter. Let me know your thoughts, I do not get feedback like my days in school so anything would be wonderfully helpful. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Journey through the night (above)

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The Welcoming Friend (above)

 

 

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