Monday, February 29, 2016

Samoa cookie drawing

My 10-year-old daughter drew this cookie with a pencil and markers. When I first looked at it, I thought she had cut it out of a photo. I am impressed!  The white highlights on the chocolate stripes really accent the dimensionality, but she said that part was an accident.  I told her that fortunate accidents are a key component to many great works of art. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Two pen and ink house portraits

Here are a couple of house portraits I finished over the past few weeks. Both are in the 8 x 10 range.  The second one below is actually a little longer than that; the house was so broad across the front that I had to increase the size a little for it to look right.  Both were done with a combination of sumi ink/dip pens, and disposable drafting pens.
pen and ink house portrait - St. Matthews

Pen and ink house portrait - Crescent Hill