Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Techo Tuesday: Sea Creatures

 June's drawing challenge is Sea Creatures.
The Hobonichi Challenge on Instagram gives
me a different thing to draw each day.

Drawing every day is excellent for honing
your observation skills. 

And I'm learning about creatures that
I've never heard of before!  The Axolotl
looks like an amazing creature...

Some day I would like to observe whales
in the ocean!

The Dugong reminded me of a Manatee...
I think they are in the same "family."

Drawing and painting in my Hobonichi
Techo in the morning, with my coffee. Linking 
up today with the T Tuesday blog hop over at
Bleubeard and Elizabeth's, for a 
beverage and a chat. Join us!

The Hobonichi Techo is an A6 size, which is 
about 4 inches x 6 inches. A very fine tip
pen for writing and drawing is essential!

I enjoyed a very interesting Netflix show called
"Saving Banksy."  Apparently, collectors and art
dealers have been purchasing the walls on
which his works  are painted. Walls 
that are meant for public viewing, for free.
But put into private collections they are no longer
available to the public. The debate still rages
over whether or not they are art, or vandalism.

Since Banksy maintains strict secrecy of his identity,
he has received no money from the sale of
his works. Invisibility is his Superpower. Well, ok...
some people know who he is. People who work 
with him, and are graffiti artists. 'Saving Banksy'
was fascinating to me, I recommend the show. 

Above, the fish that inspired 'Saving Nemo' 
and 'Finding Dory.' I love Disney animation...

A shark with polka-dots! My white gel pen
was a bit larger tip, and the dots are a bit
bigger than the actual proportion of the 
Whale Shark's markings, but you get the idea.

I was pleased with the way the walrus turned out,
and have you ever heard of the
humuhumunukunukuapua'a? It's the state fish of
Hawaii.  Very beautiful...but I can't pronounce it!

I hope you are having a day filled with sunshine
and creative endeavors. Thanks for stopping by
for T day!  What are you doing today?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Few Flags

Happy Flag Day to all
in the United States! My friend
Elizabeth has an interesting post over
on her blog Altered Book Lover about
Flag Day, June 14th.

A flag-inspired quilt...with a wreath of flowers
instead of stars...

A little red, white and blue for remembrance
of patriotic holidays. July 4th will be here
before we know it. In the season of
picnics and fireworks, let's remember
 the sacrifices of our veterans, and the 
high price that has been paid for our freedom.
I am grateful for the symbolism of the flag
and all that it represents.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Don't Forget About Me

There's a recap of my 2017 Fake Journal~
The Homeless Artist on my fake journal blog

 I've shown all of the drawings
in order. It's a lot easier than going
back through the blog posts from the 
end to the beginning. And I've discussed some
of the insights I gained from the project.

I hope you will visit my Fake Blog to
take a look, and let me know what you think!
Details Matter.