Look who was swimming through my sketchbook today. 🙂
Have a wonderful creative day, Janell
I have been sketching a lot lately and I have noticed an interesting difference between my sketches and my paintings. My sketchbooks are filled with the human and fae faces and of my dreams. Yet landscapes, nature and trees are what come from my brush. I wanted to start a new series and spent some quiet time over the holidays with my journal — Writing, sketching and thinking about how to merge my paintings and sketchbooks. I want them to share the space of my paintings. I wrote the above notes in my journal and then this is the painting that emerged.
Now, I am sketching with the intention of a painting. I still sketch to just relax and record memories and dreams, but now I feel a connection and “full circle” pattern in all of my art.
Well, I better get back to my easel so I can finish this painting. 🙂
Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell
This last weekend I taught a Manga Zombie workshop at the Pasadena Library Teen Center. I had a group of fun and talented teens! Here are a few demo’s I sketched for the class.
I had a lot of fun with this class, it was pretty funny listening to my gruesome drawing instructions. A big change from my usual Manga subject matter of sweet fairies and tree ladies. Hmm… not sure if I am up to inking them. We had a lot of laughs throughout the workshop. 🙂 Happy Halloween! Janell