Pencil and Gesture Sketch

Can you believe Christmas is this Saturday? It can’t be! I am not ready yet! Today, I was planning on doing several things, but I am still so tired that I didn’t run any errands. It really does look like I will be doing last minute Christmas shopping this year. It can be extremely hard to motivate yourself to do things that are on your To-Do-List when you are wanting to do other things like these pencil sketches…

I was wanting to be more fancy with the dress in this sketch, and when I finished I realized she looked like Disney’s Belle. Whoops! It was NOT on purpose. Wonder if I should change her hair style?

I love the movie, Step Up 2, because the dancing featured in the film is phenomenal! I fell across a photograph of the lead actress and actor in their most publicized dance move from the movie and decided to draw a gesture sketch of it. I especially love the shape her body creates.

Original Photograph:

Sketch and Fall Art Swap Attempt

When I first started on a piece for the Fall Art Swap, I just about left it as a Sharpie doodle pattern. Should have listened to my gut because I went ahead and painted a woman on top of the pattern anyway. Had some trouble at first because I wasn’t completely sure what I was wanting to do. Now I don’t like it, and I don’t think I can fix it without obliterating the pattern underneath. If you have any suggestions, they are welcome! I like the color of her skin and how the background turned out, but she looks like a mess. I am hesitant to post it up, but sometimes you have to show that artists have bad days too. LOL! Plus, to soften the blow I thought I would post up a sketch I did of a gypsy.

Gypsy Sketch done in pencil.

First Fall Art Swap Attempt. Sharpie pattern with Acrylic paint on the surface.

2nd Entry for World Doodle Challenge

Finally had a chance to scan in my second doodle for the World Doodle Challenge and sent it to @thedoodledaily for him to post it on the site. I encourage everyone to join in! The idea is to receive doodles from as many different countries and cities as possible.

This time around I incorporated some silhouettes, which I used to do all the time when I was in high school. I tried to make it different from the doodles I have been drawing lately. Kind of wish I didn’t do a wash of acrylic paints because the black Sharpie on white paper looked so nice.

My Doodle Bag

Recently, my favorite purse broke, and I am hoping to be able to fix it. In the meantime, I thought I should try to find another bag. The day before Thanksgiving, Mom and I were out buying some things for Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart when I saw these bags on clearance that were larger than I normally carry, but they were just solid gray or pink. Couldn’t help but think, “Wow these would be great to doodle on!” I bought a few of them to not only make my own Doodle Bag but knock out a few Christmas presents for my BFF’s.

Using the Sharpie Rub-A-Dub markers, I drew directly on my purse. Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was able to work on it bit by bit after I was done working for the parents. Now I am thrilled to show you what my new bag looks like! πŸ˜€

Front of my purse:

Close up of Front:

Back of the purse: