I is for Iguana.
B is for Bear. I’ve decided to start an animal alphabet.
My black ink got runny – even though it says its waterproof. 😦 I seem to be following the blooms around the yard. 🙂
Already bending the rules a little, this is a watercolor sketch done near the end of June – but posted in July!
One of the main goals of watercolor month is to raise awareness of the need for art education and supplies for students through the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. I’ve put this link in my sidebar so you can check that out too.
I was looking for a piece of paper a couple of days ago and found this charcoal drawing tucked into the pad. It was done as an exercise, following the contest guidelines for a contest that I didn’t enter. It’s fairly large for this type of thing and would make a good double page spread. The idea was to illustrate a part of “The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, that hadn’t been done before – in black and white. This is from a section of the book that talks about the boy, Jody, his father and dog watching twin bear cubs playing in the trees. I’m very familiar with these tall and skinny pine trees in Florida, so I thought I could capture the scene.
This is something I’ve been meaning to do, but never get around to doing. Every week Illustration Friday http://illustrationfriday.com/ posts a drawing prompt and people upload their response. This week the prompt is “Small” and here is my drawing:
Show,don’t tell; is a writers chant. It’s hard to grasp sometimes and I found this post by Andrew Reynolds that I wanted to share that breaks it down better than most that I’ve seen.
He also said that, when giving a critique, he doesn’t just tell the person that they need to show not tell, but he shows them how to do it with an example. That’s the ultimate show don’t tell.
Andrew Reynolds post on Today’s Author:
Of course this makes me feel like I should show you something so here is some hand lettering I’ve been working on: Mokie grafitti
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