The girls and I took a trip to Barnes and Noble. We shopped for books, bought some coffee and sat at a table in silence. Toni had to observe a stranger and write a fictional background story based on what she observed for a writing assignment. Tori purchased a new sketchbook and a set of colored pencils, so she started drawing. I sketched in public for the first time. We really enjoyed our day.
Next time I go, I want to take pens or markers or something that will make stronger marks. My intimidation shows up in my sketches. Bolder marks, bolder intentions, bolder work! That is something that will have to come with practice I think. Getting past the first time was the hardest part.
While I was there, I found a book on the 50% off table called Cyclopedia Anatomicae by Feher/Szunyoghy. The list price was $14.98. There are tons of illustrations in this book! It covers individual bones and bone groups of humans and animals. It also covers muscle groups and motion. I have been looking for a book on anatomy for quite a while. There might be better anatomy books out there, but for the price this book packs a lot of punch.
I am looking forward to doing some anatomy studies and get some composition studies done for my January Painting. The year seems to be starting out nicely!
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Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Toxic - This is a journal entry before words are added.The topic of toxic people has been coming up in many discussions lately. This is how I think it would look if you could make a visual image. This started as a simple form study and ended up as this. #journal #art #artjournal #selfcare #toxicpeople #getitoutofmyheadvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram