I drew this rose with chalk in one of my practice sessions using chalk. I have tried that intermittently for past few weeks, to try to improve my drawing skills. I decided it must be a good tool to practice with because it teaches to think about each stroke before drawing because it is difficult to completely erase chalk so if mess up, have to over-paint it with white acrylic. This is on 9 x 12 paper in my sketchbook. I drew this, signed it, photographed it, uploaded it and put it on this blog of mine, as is true of all art on this blog. Copyrighted.
This is my attempt to replicate a design I saw on Bonham's website, and I drew this with ink. On the Bonham's site, it was on a vase or something, and I saw it and liked the color of deep ruby red and tried to draw it from their photo while sitting at my computer. It is 8 x 11 on paper. It is not the entire design --just a portion of it. Copyrighted.
This is a chalk and ink drawing I made of moss on a tree. Moss grows along the coastal states in southeast U.S. I do not know whether it grows along the coastal places of the west coast. But on the east coast, it is very common especially on the islands off Brunswick that are St Simons, Jekyll and Sea Island. And also on Cumberland Island near the Georgia Florida border, where the Trident submarines are. Moss and island trees are very familiar sites to me that I saw often growing up in Georgia, where I was born. This is chalk and ink on 11 x 14 paper in my sketchbook. I drew this, signed it, photographed it, uploaded it and posted it to this blog of mine today 2 Sept, 2015. Copyrighted. of course, on a real tree, the moss would be everywhere but it usually only grows on one side of the tree. It also turns a greyish-white almost like a mountaineer's beard, over time. I didn't try to exactly draw the moss. I just wanted to see if I could draw something that resembled it. Copyrighted. . div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">