Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Drawing Klasses, Urban Sketching, and Every Day in April

As you know, or I said last week, a new klass has begun in Sketchbook Skool called Polishing. This week Koosje Koone is the instructor and she has us focused on Negative Spaces. I found a bunch in the stools at Starbucks. and so I drew a lot of stools starting with N.S. and working outward. They are ever much as wonky as though I'd drawn them my usual way of just drawing what I see.

A guy came in and sat on the stool I was drawing so I drew him too. (the bleed through is from Winsor and Newton Watercolor markers on the previous page)

Moving from stools to people I drew these folks standing in line for coffee ...

and them too.

Must be Friday as we went to lunch at the Mexican Deli in Winters and found this Chinese family enjoying a Mexican meal.

And then I drew another stool

Back at Starbucks on a different day the lines were long again ...

These folks are at a different Starbucks in another town on Sunday ...

I went there alone, and imagined this couple (probably married to each other) there to "meet up" for the first time as if "dating".
Just my little joke.

Obviously, I was thinking about the Warriors game so it snuck into my thoughts to give these guys something to talk about.

Same place and day. The guy on the left could not stop smiling while he was reading his book; the gal was writing letters on real stationary, and the other guy on the right seemed a bit down in the dumps.

Still yet another day and another Starbucks Café. Life goes on with smart phones!

Her lap top was the same color as those chairs!

Mid week, back we went. We almost ran out of gas on the way; but these folks were very laid back when we got there.

I have drawn all three of these women before. The blond especially comes here a lot. Sometimes with this woman friend and sometimes with her husband and another couple. The other woman was with a guy, but he got up and left for a while, which allowed me to see and draw her.

For Every Day in April I was to draw a zentangle. I did two. One in black and white and one with color: They are a very relaxing and meditative way to draw.

And last but not least
also for EDinApril
I was to draw a favorite pet in a wonky way.
I drew our Henry V who likes to go out in the rain and get wet (thus the fish); he catches birds and mice and likes bringing live mice into the house for us and for him to play with.

I drew a lot more this week, but I think this is enough for my "show" here. Besides I have to leave for work soon.

I am wishing you a CREATIVE WEEK; Enjoy every day to the fullest!

And thanks for coming by, your visits and comments keep me drawing!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Last Week and This Week's Art (most of it) by Lynn CoMo

I missed blogging last week. I guess I just got busy with the new klass in Sketchbook Skool called "Polishing". I haven't even posted any of my homework from that class, although it was great fun. We did comic strips of conversations and of our days.

But as you can see I also was busy drawing my Urban Sketches at the local coffee houses around here.

While the people there posed quietly and seemingly willingly for me. I'm convinced that they are so absorbed in their own lives that they haven't a clue what I am doing with mine.

Take this little kid for instance! He was so into the music pumping into his ears   from his headphones and his hand held device that he had no idea I was sitting right behind him drawing his bright red ear pieces and tennis shoes!

I've drawn this couple numerous times before. They always sit at the same table way in the back. Her hair was down today and looked so pretty and smooth!

We went out to lunch in Davis one day. Husband is reading the newspaper while I drew him, as we waited for our orders to be served at our table.

This is a different coffee place I sometimes go to alone when my husband goes to his guitar class. So I know this was a Sunday. They put a little sticker on my bag with my oatmeal in it.

These people were there too. Two at a counter and two at a table in front of me.

And this large group sat right directly in front of me. First it was just the one guy scratching his head. Then the guy next to him showed up and later the other two couples joined them.
I had time to gradually add each person in that way!

This is that woman student who comes OFTEN and STAYS LONG to study. I liked this pose she gave me on this particular day.

I enjoy giving my folks things to talk about like I've done here  a few times.

I liked how I captured the gal on the right holding her hair in a tail as she studied with her friend. When she let go it just cascaded down over her shoulder and back.

Another Sunday, where other "regulars" gather and talk. And I get my table in the back and draw them.

These gals are "Regulars" at this place, but were NOT there last week. I missed them. I wonder if they missed me?

And theses gals were new to me. I hope I get to draw them again sometime.

It's been a creative week. I probably have ten more drawings in my second art journal, but this is certainly enough for one blog post.

I wore my "Paint Party Friday" necklace that I won two weeks ago, all week long. I love it. Thanks again for that wonderful prize!

I'm wishing you all a very CREATIVE WEEK! Art is good therapy. It's fun to do and amazing to collect and look back on as it tells the story of my life and the lives of others.

Thanks for coming by and for your comments, as they KEEP ME DRAWING!!!
 Yes, it's all your fault!!! ;-)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I'm A WINNER!!!!

I am the proud WINNER of a Paint Party Friday Blog Necklace!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to be in this group/link,
which has made me many, many artist friends over the years,
and to be inspired by their wonderful art on their blogs. I also
appreciate all their visits to my blog, which is paramount in keeping it alive!
You can reach that blog via the icon on my sidebar that looks just like the picture on my necklace!
I wear my beautiful necklace proudly!

My week of drawing began at Starbucks on a Monday when  there were very few folks there besides us. I only had this one couple to draw that day!

On Wednesday, the wall was full of folks to draw again, and I am sure by now you all recognize the gal on the far left. I must go back through my art journals and count how many times I have drawn her there!
There is a "ghost" of the guy from the previous drawing trying to get into her space on this page!

This young woman was very busy hunched over her large note pad and lap top!

Today, Thursday, we found ourselves at Barnes & Noble Café again. These two people were new to me. Both of them peeked at me a few times, but I still don't think they knew I was drawing them. Starring at them maybe, but not drawing them. Or perhaps they did?

I've seen both of these folks there before. I know I have drawn the guy.

Remember the "Cook Book Lady"? She was there and said hi to me. I couldn't draw her as she was sitting on our same wall and not visible for drawing. But receiving her greeting was like being recognized as "a regular" now.

This couple came in late, (right before I was really feeling ready to go) but I stayed to draw them anyway. I love drawing curves.
I'm still drawing daily for EVERYDAY in APRIL.

The prompt for this guy was "Emerge"; thus the gopher emerging out of his burrow:

Mid week we went to Bodega Bay. Oh, it was our Wedding Anniversary! I knew we had a good reason to go. It was a beautiful sunny day. I sat outside the car on the log railing to draw this scene looking over the ocean! Then we hiked up the headlands. We stopped to enjoy the wild flowers and to kiss our love in honor of 31 years of marriage and 38 years of being together! It's one of our favorite places!

Meanwhile, back at Every Day in April: Prompt: PJ's; and as we were drawing Stained Glass over at my other blog with Ann Hyde, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens I turned them into Stained Glass print, pjs. Hop on this link to see what other artists are drawing there.

I just felt like drawing Bernie again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't have too much of "Feelin' the Bern!"

My newest most favorite tools are this large, fat Faber-Castel PITT artist pens.

"Message in a Bottle"
More and more I am enjoying drawing from my imagination!

You know who?

Sketchbook Skool is having its Second Year Birthday! I drew a cake showing all the klasses I have taken there and the one coming up on April 15, Polishing! If you want to sign up for the time of your life and join the SBS community click on this link: Sketchbook Skool


"Rabbit's Foot" = Wishes
Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your much appreciated comments
all that keeps me drawing!