Loquat Leaf Fantasy

I began today with a black ink pen and an idea of a loquat leaf in mind. I made amorphous scribbles that were leaf-ish and loquat fruit-ish and then colored outside most of the lines I created. My style thus far has been to use my lines as boundaries. It is good however, not to […]

Ladybird Out of Bounds

Yesterday I drew a topographic map of the tonal values shown in my photograph of a ladybug (aka ladybird). I wanted to accurately portray the patterns reflected on its back. This paint-by-the-numbers technique didn’t work for me. Today’s watercolor experiment: Process: Today I did not paint by the numbers. Pencil never touched my paper. I started with […]