The Winter Blues

It seems all I want to do lately
is huddle under my covers
and do nothing.
The cold, gray days,
The fact that my (30th!!!!!) birthday is in a few days,
and my work schedule being all wacky, has gotten me in a funk.
I just would rather sleep than deal with life,
and my poor baby art journal has suffered.
In fact I haven't opened my paints
in over a month! 
Until tonight.
Maybe because it was 65 and sunny,
Maybe because I told myself all day I
WOULD paint tonight...either way,
I busted them out.
I was inspired by a lyric the other day and
actually felt like I wanted to put that image in my art journal.
Here is a pencil sketch in my moleskine.
My art journal page is in the making, so stay tuned!
In other news, I finally ordered Andrea's 'Zine.
This is just a small glimpse of her work.
The zine is just filled with awesome drawings,
words and colors. I seriously could pore over it
with a magnifying glass (and it is needed, since there are teeny tiny words)
for hours. I am so glad I have her work that I can
just flip to whenever I want to be awed.
This is sort of a horrible picture, because the left side
is super light, and that is where the light is,
and the right side is dark (and more blue).
BUT, I saw this ad in a magazine and just knew
I needed to try and draw it.
Why do I feel compelled to draw these detailed things?
I perservered, and erased...and erased, but came up
with a sketch I liked.
Then I thought that this was a perfect drawing
to really try out colored pencils.
Like, serious trying...no willy nilly coloring!
I transferred my sketch onto tracing paper,
and transferred that onto Bristol Vellum paper.
I've done extensive colored pencil research because it fascinates me,
and Vellum is a cheap and good paper to use with CP's.
Colored pencils is a s-l-o-w medium.
This part you see? A good hour and a half!
And I am just a baby beginner...but it is fun
and so different than any other medium I use.
I have to consciously think of my color choices
ahead of time, layer very lightly,
layer some more...
and then some more.
I thought this would be fun because of the lack of colors.
It is overwhelming when you have an entire rainbow
of colors at your hand, but don't really know how to use them.
This just requires grays, dark blues and white.
So, keep watching for updates on this.
That is, if I can get out of my winter blues

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I am not particularly interested in drawing myself right now, but I think I may have to have that zine! So cool.

    And it amazes me how your drawing skills are just growing and growing Dawn!