Today's challenge is: reflection. And it's the return of Piggy! For those of you who have seen my past work know that my little plush piggy has been my muse since college. Every now and again I pull him out to be the subject of my work. For this challenge he is admiring his looks in my little makeup mirror. Again, I used colored pencil for this drawing. To see him featured in some of my other works check out last year's photo challenge and my college work. #artchallenge
Okay, so it's time to play 'Name that Tune!' After going to the Philadelphia Flower Show this year I was tempted to do my own interpretation of the Beatles' Octopus's Garden, but then I figured that would be too easy, not to mention overdone. There were at least 2-3 interpretations of that song on display at the show. So as for the song I actually chose, I felt it was appropriate for this time of year. (I can't seem to shake the winter theme...) Plus this 1960's classic s
Today's challenge is: dessert. Today is also the first official day of spring. So, to tie these two themes together I decided to commemorate this momentous event with a cartoon of one of Pennsylvania's most beloved traditions - celebrating the first day of spring with free water ice... in the snow. Yes, yet again nature has reared it's ugly and ironic head to dump a boatload of snow on us just when we thought we were in the clear and ready for daffodils and singing birds.
I love movies so today's challenge was tough just because I wasn't sure which one I wanted to choose. My taste in movies can be as eclectic as my taste in music so narrowing it down wasn't easy. Finally, I settled on one of my favorites from when I was a kid - partially because it was just on TV the other night and partially because one of my favorite sayings comes from this movie. (I probably think it, if not say it out loud at least twice a day!) This film is definitely
At first I had no idea what I was going to do for today's 'in water' challenge. Then I decided to see if I could capture something cool by dropping food coloring into a cup of water. I wasn't sure if I could get some good photos before it all blended together, but I was able to catch a couple. So here is the result. I did a drop of blue and a drop of yellow just for some contrast. Again, because this was a glass mug it was tough to get all the little shadows and reflectio
So today's challenge took me quite a while but I managed to finish it before the day was over so it's already a win in my book! (But for a while there I thought I was never going to finish - especially when drawing all the berries!!) Anyway, for whatever reason, whenever I heard the term 'monochromatic' I used to always think of black and white images. Of course, monochromatic simply means to use only one color. It doesn't necessarily mean not using any color. So to go in
Well, wouldn't you know we had another nor'easter come through with more snow. However, this time we didn't lose power so there was no need to turn on the fireplace. So, instead I chose to pull out my colored pencils again and draw one of the candles we had used during the power outage. It's a small flame, but fire none the less! The toughest part of this drawing was not the flame, but actually the glass candle holder. I've always struggled drawing or painting glass becau
So today was multiples of three. I chose to do this drawing of my nail polish bottles with colored pencils. Like pastels, I found they are fairly easy to blend - that is, if you have really good pencils! My favorite brand is Prismacolor. They have great saturation of color without being too waxy like most bargain brand pencils. (Don't even get me started on RoseArt!) Anyway, you may be wondering why 'multiples of three?' Well, there is a rule of composition that suggest