Friday, May 29, 2009

Blind Contour Line Drawings

While Seth and I were in the hospital we were bored so we both created some blind contour line drawings with ink and paper and painted them with the craft paint provided to us by CCHMC. It is a lot harder than it sounds, but for those of you who do not know, a blind contour line drawing is a drawing created without looking at the paper. The point is to fixate on the object you are drawing and to focus on the curvatures and lines and let your eyes move the pen without looking down at your paper. I really liked our finished pieces. You should try it!

Quote of the day: "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourself" - Romans 12:10

Monday, May 11, 2009

Primsacolor Face

The attached creation was drawn using only Primsacolor markers. I went bold and daring this time. The eyes didn't manage to get lost - surprisingly. : )

Quote of the day: "The kiss of friendship, kind and calm, may fall upon the brow like balm; A deeper tenderness may speak, in precious pledges on the cheek; Thrice dear may be, when young lips meet, Love's dewy pressure, close and sweet, But more than all the rest I prize, the faithful lips that kiss my eyes" - Elizabeth Chase Akers (1831-1911)

Poker Face

The kids and I went to a craft store over the weekend. I bought a plain white mask for my son to paint. My daughter put the mask on and I took her picture then I manipulated the photo in Photoshop. I really liked the final piece.

Quote of the day: The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace - Romans 8:6

Domino Effect II

My son recently got a bunch of dominos and he positioned them on the floor into the shape of a square. I snapped this picture than manipulated it in Photoshop. I like the end result.
Quote of the day: Love...rejoices with the truth - 1 Corinthians 13:6

Sunday, May 3, 2009

'Waiting to Fly'

This piece was submitted to NCS for the annual postcard exhibit to be held at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Title: Waiting to Fly
Medium: Mixed

Quote of the day: "Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old time is still a-flying; and this same flower which smiles today, tomorrow will be dying" Robert Herrick (1591-1674)