Feb 28, 2014

Updating my gear :)

Getting pine needles out of my palette. by apple-pine
Getting pine needles out of my palette., a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
I am washing, cleaning pine needles, sand and what looks like fuzz out of my palette.
Then topping wells that are showing heavy use and adding a few new colors. Spring cleaning! 
Above is my main palette - small Windsor&Newton and below is my tiny experimental one - from Maria Coryell-Martin.
 Fresh load of paint into my tiny palette.
Now there is this:
A few month ago I put a few pencils in my sketching pouch, and today I took out 48... Let's see if I can get back to... 12?
A few month ago I put a few pencils in my sketching pouch, and today I took out 48... Let's see if I can get back to... 12?

Feb 26, 2014

February 2014: Treasures

February 2014: Treasures by apple-pine

February 2014: Sunol Road

February 2014. by apple-pine
February 2014., a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
I think I made a mistake when I drew shapes of clouds here. But I like that purple hill and orange splashes. It was a beautiful day!

Feb 23, 2014

February 2014: Highlighters!

February 2014: Coots by apple-pine
I saw how Richard Camara is using highlighters recently and decided to experiment a bit - it's a very very simple setup but very expressive!
February 2014: Highlighters and Watercolors
Granted, skin tones are not too realistic but I love drawing people this way!

February 2014: Treasures

February 2014: Treasures by apple-pine

Feb 12, 2014

Badger Log: 12 (2014)



January 2014: Field Trip to the Zoo

January 2014: Trip to the Zoo by apple-pine 
It's always interesting to swim with kids in their waters :) And fun to draw alongside them :)

January 2014: Trip to the Zoo

Small journal pages to be discreet around hyperactive crowd helped :) And animals are fun to draw too :) January 2014: Trip to the Zoo

Feb 10, 2014

Badger Log: 10 (2014)



Trees - Choices - 003

Trees - Choices - 003 by apple-pine
Trees - Choices - 003, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

The End and The Beginning

Sketchbook #79 at a glance by apple-pine
Sketchbook #79 at a glance, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
This is a glance back at sketchbook #79 - it was fun, though I am ready for a beautiful 300 lb watercolor paper of my new Sketchbook :) It has a window in the cover and you can see my first page - sketched with the ink and new nib - to celebrate the return of sturdy paper and a nice round number 80 on the inside cover :)
Sketchbook #80
Here is a link to a full view of sketchbook #79
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23173190@N07/sets/72157639539497905/


and here I will keep all pages from #80 (over 20 are filled already - I am just a bit slow on scanning :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23173190@N07/sets/72157640331567636/

Feb 8, 2014

January 2014: Working on a Project

January 2014: Working on a Project by apple-pine
This was drawn during a few days working on the project. January 2014: Working on a Project 
Many books were taken form the library... many of them were useless... some were useful :)

January 2014: Working on a Project 
Many interesting facts were discovered. 
January 2014: Working on a Project 
Many hours of work... 

January 2014: Working on a Project 
The grand finale (so far) was a mini sculpture of the Quetzalcoatlus :)  
January 2014: Working on a Project

Sketchbook #104: Iris