Sketchbook #93: Everyday Things

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 | | Labels: , , ,

Little things fill the sketchbook. Often they come from all sorts of stray pieces of paper - but I glue them in, write a few words and sometimes draw over them to explain - like these notes on the materials. I loved that light on the wall - it was endless!
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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 8 - the last one)

Posted: Nov 25, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

Last two sketches from my trip to Maryland - this was a wonderful house we stayed in!Sketchbook #93: Trip to MarylandSketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland

Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 7)

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

Two monochromatic views at waterfalls. It was a bit cold and I tried to draw quickly.
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Badger Log: 83 (2015) - oh no, you don't!

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Oh no, you don't! #badger #badgerlog

Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 6)

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 | | Labels: ,

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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 5)

Posted: Nov 20, 2015 | |

I really did not like this sketch right after I completed it. But it grew on me somehow with time :)

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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 4)

Posted: Nov 19, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

I always wonder how to draw fire - it's almost impossible to see what colors you are picking! But having another source of light kills the magic for me... here is another attempt at almost  blind painting :)
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And some treasures drawn on our Maryland trip:
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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 4)

Posted: Nov 18, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

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My Life Drawing Class

Snapshots from my Instagram feed :)

It's #sparring day! #lifedrawing #sketching #sketchbook Burnt sienna in my #waterbrush - drawing at my #lifedrawing #class

Badger Log: 82 (2015)

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Happy #badger #badgerlog

Project "Owls": Owl #26 - Burrowing Owl

Posted: Nov 17, 2015 | | Labels: , , ,

Just found this while taking pictures for my etsy shop!

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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 3)

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

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Badger Log: 81 (2015)

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Do you really think so? #badger #badgerlog

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Sometimes I'm half right and half wrong... #badger #badgerlog

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someone is always ready! #pullups #badger #badgerlog #exercise

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Hunter - gatherer #badger #badgerlog

Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 2)

Posted: Nov 12, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

We saw spotted maple leaves everywhere! I sketched them many times and kept a few dry leaves taped in my sketchbook later - will be interesting to see if they will retain color :)
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Sketchbook #93: Trip to Maryland (Part 1)

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 | | Labels: , , , ,

These are first pages of testing my new sketching set-up. Using separate pages instead of sketchbook worked great as the weather was more humid than I am used to and watercolors were taking quite a bit of time to dry. And there was so much to sketch! So I just jumped from one page to another until it was time to hike further :)


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We saw some signs of a beaver activity!

Sketchbook #93 - My Flowers

Posted: Nov 10, 2015 | | Labels: , , , , ,

Before going on a recent trip, I adjusted my sketching kit quite a bit to have a supporting board and carry just a few pieces of paper with me. There were three reasons:
one - I was expecting some rain and I did not want to get my whole sketchbook wet.
two - a few pages are always lighter than a whole 8.5 x 11 sketchbook of 80 pages.
three - my current sketchbook has wonderful craft paper in it and I love it - but I crave some white for my watercolors often :)
Below are experimental sketches done outside with the new plein-air set-up - I like it so far!

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Sketchbook #93: Halloween Swim Meet

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 | | Labels: , , ,

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Sketchbook #93: Waiting Room People

This waiting room was filled with people who could not see well and with some who just got back the use of their eye. Some of my subjects were oblivious to me drawing and some were more than interested! So I decided to use my pocket sketchbook to be as inconspicuous as possible and later taped best sketches in my main ( 8.5 x 11") sketchbook.

Keeping my sketching in chronological order is very important for my motivation - I tried drawing in several books at the same time - organized by size at one time or by a subject at another time and it always ended up with overall drawing time going down.

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Sketchbook #93: Treasures

Posted: Nov 4, 2015 | | Labels: , , , ,

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Badger Log: 77 (2015)

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I really like looking at trees from below... #badger #badgerlog #trees

Forgot to post here my last Inktober Badger! Badger Log: 76 (2015) #inktober 31

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Last day of #inktober - but #badger will be back #badgerlog #inktober2015

Sketchbook #93: Everyday Life: Reading and Exercising. And Drawing.

Posted: Nov 3, 2015 | | Labels: , , ,

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Sketchbook #93: Waiting Room People

Posted: Nov 2, 2015 | | Labels: , ,

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