Monday, February 23, 2009

t.a.d. 23 cat nose

This is a sketch of a cats nose. This and the eye below were studies on Go check it out.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

t.a.d. 22 cats eye

This is a study of a cats eye, trying to work on details. I missed a couple thing a days, I am hoping to finish out the week, maybe doing cat *parts* and then putting them all together in a final drawing.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

t.a.d. 19 The Cure

Heike, my german sister-in-law says of my cold, "drink a warm beer and go to bed", she says thats what her mother would have told her. I don't think Coors can compare with a stout German lager...but I poured some in my mug and microwaved it, and drank it warm....and now I am off to bed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

t.a.d.18 skull

My entry tonite, was started last night, coming down with a cold so, did some shadow work...and called it done.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

EDM 211/T.A.D. 17

These are Georgia O'Keeffe's Oriental Poppies, 1927. My EDM sketch in the style of.....I tryed to do it with colored pencils, but it wasn't working, that is why the left hand poppy is darker. I saved the image in black and white.

Monday, February 16, 2009

t.a.d.16 pinecone and pencils

Pine cone and pencils...a very quick sketch...unable to load up on T.A.D. I am hoping I will be able to get it up there later.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The silent pencil....

T.A.D. 13, didn't happen today...sorry. I am disappointed in myself, because I did want to do this for 28 days straight. I did a lot of *things* on the 13Th, I went to work, I used my lunch hour to grocery shop, and put things away at home. The week all cascaded upon me by Friday I was too tried to be creative, and headed off to bed around 8:30, even turning the TV off durning the Red Wings game...yes, I know...but I was THAT tired...I have my second drawing class today downtown, preceded by breakfast with friends. We woke up this morning to two inches of snow, so everything that was melted away with our two day heat wave is now covered. It looks nice and *clean* again, and peaceful.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

t.a.d.12 puppy

This was a puppy I seen in a magazine. I started it at work, on break and tried to finish tonite, I hurried as it was late. I couldn't load it up on thing a day site, so it is here...again for proof, 12 days and counting...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

t.a.d.11 goldfinch

I wasn't sure if I was going to make my *thing a day* tonite....but I am happy to say...11 days and counting...This is a rustic woodcarving of a goldfinch, that I decided to sketch.

t.a.d. 10 cody revisited

This is another try at Cody...I am still not happy with it, I will be revisiting this picture again.

Monday, February 9, 2009

t.a.d.9 Mac 1 continued

Ok, this isn't done, but I needed something for todays sketch, I worked on it tonite, but as I look at it I will be able to see what I need to do next...just have to step back and then come back to it, it has some problems, but still some hope.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

t.a.d. 8 mac2

This is a different angle of Mac, I was trying to apply some of the techniques from class and apply it this today's picture. Mac is a Black Lab/Retriever mix. He is a very gentle sweet dog.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

t.a.d. 7 mac

This is a start of a drawing of one of our dogs, Mac. It isn't the best scanning. I started a drawing class today, and I decided to stick with what I love, animals. It was a little scary to go into a new class and put pencil to to the world, so to speak, and try to focus. I got some great tips, on how to begin, and expand a drawing..I am hopeful...

Friday, February 6, 2009

t.a.d.6 sketchy cat

This is my sketch, day 6. Its from an online lesson...he appears to be quite introspective....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

t.a.d.5 macaw

This is a sketch of a macaw I took a picture of at the Binder Park Zoo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

t.a.d. 4 cody is #4....I have tried to draw Cody before, and he is a challenge. He is a long haired black and white cat. He is my buddy, I wish I could do him justice. I don't particularly like this sketch, but, it is what I did for today...and this is a learning journey....and this is my truth for the day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thing a Day...Day 3

This is a pencil sketch I did today for my Thing a 3. This is Bailey, my brother Steve and Heikes kitty. She is a calico, and I tried to portray that with different pencil intensity's.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thing a Day...Day 2

This is day 2. One of my goals was to walk 10,000 steps a day, as you can see above I walked 10,355 today, with the help of the treadmill, on most days I was an average of 7000 steps at work. Three days a week I walk after work on my treadmill.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thing a Day....Day 1

This in my first post for Thing a Day. It is a pencil sketch of one of my cats; Lilly...or Lilly Monster as she is sometimes referred to as. I sketched this from a photo I took of her. This took longer than an hour, we have four cats, and they all were jumping up on my lap to observe the progress.