Saturday, January 3, 2009

Let's draw and color...

As you know, drawing and coloring isn't just for kids. How would we have any comics, cartoons, manga, or any art for that matter, if we didn't color and draw?

I remember as a child, I had one younger friend that I hesitated to make play dates with because all she wanted to do was color. I realize now, that I like to draw my own images and then color. That is probably what I was trying to express as a ten year old, but didn't realized how to make my self understood. This leads me to lots of other thoughts about listening to the words of children, but I just won't go there now. Anyway, here are the two things I have drawn this week.

The Guitar, is for my hubby and is pretty straight forward.

I was going for a somewhat realistic rendering of his guitar, but since I just couldn't get the strings to cooperate, I just let the flower power kick in and altered it a bit.

By the way, almost all of my drawings are done on a pad that is 9" x 12". One of my friends, who does mostly ATC's is sometimes surprised when she sees my art in person, because she "sees" everything ATC size.

This next one was prompted by seeing a bird in a cage in a documentary type movie about something....duh, I guess everything is about something. Anyhoo, I can't decide if it is finished. The shapes around the cage were originally to be a stained glass window, but as I started filling in the bird, I thought I might use pale colors and make it into a wispy scarf type covering for the cage, then I stepped back to look again and am unsure if I want to add any more color at all. I need another set of eyes. Tell me what you think. No, really, I can take it. What do you think?



That's all for now, I just can't seem to think of anything interesting to say. I'll be back soon with more art and observations and amusements. Until then, feel free to click on the pictures to see a larger version and give me your thoughts. Take care and hugs.

9 comments:

Tina said...

I like them very much. So creative.
T

Kims Art said...

I really love both of them. You could always make prints or cards off of the originals. They are GOOD!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Adorable. I, as always love the colors. What pens do you use? I have prisma markers and although I like them they are opaque and heavy. I think I need what you have. ha ha :)

suze said...

I like the guitar...it does look like an ATC on the screen.
Happy New Year!

Funky Art Queen said...

I really love that guitar. It is very realistic. The bird is more fanciful. Both are very good. I need to practice drawing realistically. I have got to look into some art classes! Happy New Year Blog Sistah!

Annette said...

Hey Susan! I'm new a blogger and I've been reading your blog for a while now. I truly enjoy your art and writing. I would choose a fanciful light-colored scarf with lots of folds to drape over the cage. The scarf could compliment---not overpower--- your decorative yellow cage with all its gems and screws. Love your work!

Suzie said...

I love the bird cage

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Love the drawings, especially the bird cage, so creative. Hugs***Renea

Flor Larios Art said...

I like the guitar painting. Love the background with the flowers. Cool!