Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 - Moon and Stars

I love Luna! I think the sky holds such beautiful mysteries.

I love the picture I took of the “Blue Moon” on July 31st and my sketch is okay, but I’m planning to revisit the moon many times over the years.

Here is my photo:



Here is my sketch:

August 10, 2015 - Fledgling

Ah, as many of you know, I love all wildlife and often have my camera at hand. I take so many pictures of my backyard visitors that I’m sure I could put together a wildlife album just from my yard.

One of the many fledglings I saw this year was a cute little spotted fellow. I wasn’t sure who he was until he turned and showed me the bright blue of his wing. He was a bluebird.

I named this little guy, “Baby Blue”.

Here is my photo:


Here is my sketch:




August 9, 2015 - Rain

I’ve been vacillating on what to do with this one.

I have one picture started and another percolating.


Check back later – work in progress. 

August 8, 2015 - Forest

I’ve been wanting to sketch a stand of birch trees forever. This however has turned into a major endeavor.


Work in Progress. 

August 7, 2015 - Warmth

I immediately thought ‘sun’ when I saw today’s prompt. However, looking ahead I noticed ‘sun’ is the prompt for the 20th.

Oh well, sun it is!

Here is the picture I used for inspiration. Early morning sunrise in Ely, MN in 2011.


And here is my colored pencil sketch (which I do not like). Yes, I prefer the picture on this one but similar to daily poetry challenges where you write a poem which is usually considered a draft, I decided this sketch will be a draft. Ready for future improvement.


August 6, 2015 - Breeze

When I hear the word ‘breeze’, I think ‘a little bit stronger than gentle, not a caress, it’s moving’. So what came to mind…the leaves of the trees moving (hard to draw), someone’s hair moving…as if on a swing (I pondered this one for a while).

Then I remembered sitting outside years ago, while my girls played in a small kiddie pool. It was close to the 4th of July and I remembered taking pictures of them of course but also the flag. The flag was moving.

Here is the picture:



and here is my sketch:


August 5, 2015

Today’s prompt is “Lush” and all that came to mind was “GREEN”. Green as far as the eye could see. It took me a while, I kept pondering how to draw green “as far as the eye could see”.

It finally hit me. As I child I swung from the dangling branches of the Willow tree in my Grandparents yard. Green. When I was older I fell in love with an enchanted place called Willowmere. Yes, there are willows there.


So here is my colored pencil sketch of a ‘lush’ Willow.