PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

CED-Ducks, Experiments, & Inspiration

Ducky Blue Napping was an experiment in finger painting. I used watercolor and inktense pencils to color the doodle drawing in my Moleskine watercolor book. You know I like darker, more intense, colors, don't you? Anyway, then I dipped my finger in water and made little swirls all over the background, merging the colors together. I also used my finger to paint the duck. His feathers are fingerprints. I used a black pencil to emphasize some of the feathers. I like him!

I hadn't carved a linoleum block in a while, but I was INSPIRED by Dandelion 's block prints on her blog to get mine out and start carving. I had some small pieces of linoleum already cut, so the swan is atc sized and the hat lady is just a little larger. I drew with a pencil directly on the tan linoleum, then carved the lines out. I usually carved everything out but the lines, but Dandelion's pieces were so delicate and pretty I decided to try it that way. This is a trial run on an old envelope, and they need tweeking a bit more, but I decided to share them anyway. I had fun doing them!

Walking the Peace Duck is a drawing born of doodle marks and imagination in the Moleskine sketchbook. It is drawn in regular pencil, and I digitally enhanced it make it darker. You can see some of the doodle lines remaining that I pulled the image out of. I will probably eventually color it in, but right now I love it as is.

I also have a blog post for Every Day Matters of a pencil drawing of a pear from five different angels if you'd like to see.

I seem to have gotten a jumpstart on CED's September theme of Inspiration. I have been inspired all week to try different things. I even took the plunge and opened an Etsy shop. Now I need to get inspired further and get it all set up and something in it for sale.

Hope one of these made you smile! :)


Postcards from Wildwood said...

Well done on opening the Etsy shop and good luck with it. I've just opened a RedBubble site and am hoping for some luck myself! I love your duck finger drawing with Inktense pencils. I wouldn't have believed you could create something like that just using your fingers!

Lynn said...

Good luck on your Etsy shop. I really like the duck with the fingerprint feathers. It's very cute and creative!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sharon!
oh my gosh!
your new drawings and carvings are wonderful!
i love them all!

Leah said...

wow! you're inspiring me!! i love that you're trying new things! Congrats on your etsy shop!!