Dahlias from Fran (click on image to enlarge)
You don’t need any art supplies to draw. Go on. Try it. smear a little more coffee on that coffee ring stain. Take your pen and add a few strokes. Coffee is such a beautiful color. It smells good too.
When I was in Egypt I was sketching and dipped a stick into a small bottle of brown ink that I had in my backpack. I got back to the hotel and noticed my sketch book smelled strange. I had mistaken a bottle of Echinacea for walnut ink and made a drawing with it. I brought the herbal remedy along to boost my immune system and reduce the severity or length of a cold.
The herbal drawing of the Temple of Luxor has kept it’s color. It’s kept its smell, too!
Dip your finger in that glass of red wine, pat it on a piece of paper. Any curry powder around?
Waking up early I thought of the Milky Way in the summer sky. The night before our family was identifying constellations on a warm night in Southern France. What could I draw on? I found some newspapers near the fireplace. Using a stick and some India Ink I sketched how I remembered the sky. This morning I was looking through some of my photographs and came across this one. Posting this image today seems apropos.
Nothing better than sittin high up on a stool close to the band
letting the sounds and sights guide my hand.
Lines become figures as my pen mimics
the scene in front of me.
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Lyrics to top 20 country music songs
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Werner Herzog’s film about the Chauvet caves of Southern France, gives us the opportunity to see the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind, My drawings today consist of sketches drawn in the dark at the movie theater. Holding 5″ x 5″ thick paper I sketched with my rotring art pen. It’s a good exercise in mind to hand coordination. Afterwards, when I’m outside of the theater at home in the light I study the gesture drawings. Overlapping occurs – some really good drawing happens. This time I took a wet brush and emphasized a few shapes bringing out the french moderator.