After my not-so-impressive landscape, I decided to go back to familiar territory & try my hand at an animal – specifically, a laughing gull, which you see a lot of in Galveston! My tendency is to use my Micron pens for an outline because I really like watercolor & ink, but this time I decided to go sans-pen.
Happy 2017! I failed at keeping up a regular drawing habit in 2016 – needless to say, this blog suffered as well. However, new years = new beginnings, and thus, I present to all of you one of my goals this year: to draw enough this year to update this blog, at minimum, once a week. I give myself some leeway for vacations, but I must update Scribble Fiend at least 52 times this year, and preferably spread out throughout the entire year. How’s that for a goal?
So, for my first post of the year, I am actually sharing something I did about a month or so ago of a blue jay in watercolor and ink.
Happy Draw a Bird Day! I’m so happy I made it! This month I chose to kill two birds with one stone (pardon the expression) & drew an owl – specifically a saw-whet owl – at the suggestion of a friend who likes owls, so I managed to also cross another animal request off my list.
Hoo boy… Well, it’s a new year, & time for new goals. One of mine is to get back to regularly posting on here again. A minimum of three posts a week – I can do that, right? Yes I can! I’ve been quite a bit more active with music lately, hence the lack of posting here. However, I really really miss posting here on a regular basis & seeing everyone else’s artwork!
For Christmas, I was given a lovely set of Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks. They are really fun, and the black ink is so incredibly satisfying, so black & glossy, I still can’t get over it. This is the first thing I tried with the set – a hummingbird.
Just in time for Draw a Bird Day, here is my own contribution – a cardinal in ink. Also, my 100th post! Another milestone after just having reached my 1 year blog anniversary.
Here’s my drawing for Draw-a-Bird-Day, the first one I’ve done! (For those not in the know, it falls on the 8th of each month – more info at Create Art Everyday). I ended up settling on the American Kestrel as my subject. Apologies for the quality of the image – I will try to scan this in a couple days when I have access to a scanner.