It's spring-like in California! I sat in my backyard and drew the camellia bush that is in full bloom right now. This was for a Boot kamp assignment in Sketchbook Skool to draw nature! I used colored pencils and ink. Boot kamp is over. Now I await the next semester in April.
I'm still drawing at Tacos Jalisco at least once a week! It was fun to get the patrons (top) and the owners and staff (bottom)! I'll be there again today and will capture who is there!
Another Boot Kamp assignment was to draw water! Not an easy task. And running water is hard in California, as we are in a terrible drought. You can see how guilty I felt letting this Faucet run. Luckily I draw quickly so it wasn't on all that long, honest!
You know I share another blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens, with Ann Hyde from the UK. There we draw to a new theme every two weeks. This is from the assignment to draw The Place Where We Grew Up. I decided to draw my old neighborhood. I drew my childhood girlfriends houses across the street. The first one was Joann's house!
This house was where Marion lived:
And this house was where my very, very best friend, Patty, lived. We stayed friends for 73 years.
All my friends from the old neighborhood are gone now. But I have sweet memories from those years together.
We are looking for new artists at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens, who want to draw with us there! All artists from very beginners to more advanced are welcome. Just hop over to the blog via this link and fill out the contact form on the top of the side bar. We'll send you an invitation that then allows you to post your art on the blog! It's fun. I hope you will join us. And if you contributed in the past but haven't in a while, we hope you will do so again soon.
I love my days off from work, as we have time to drop in Starbucks to draw. I love capturing as many folks as I can. I got ten on this day!
I like letting my drawings speak for themselves:
Sometimes I experiment with new pens & paper. This time it was a white gel pen and a black calligraphy pen on tan paper!
Meanwhile, back to Starbucks on a different day!
And back to my home town, Vallejo for Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens! My teenage hangout Pizza parlor!
And the little library up the street from where we lived on Amador street:
And this was the day I captured 18 people at Starbucks in ONE HOUR!
I amaze myself with how much I draw in a week! My posting here really tells me just how much I am working/playing at being an artist! I'd like to recommend Sketchbook Skool again! It's the most fun I have had in a month of Sundays! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the FREE KLASS to get started and see how you like it. You can also ask her to be let into the "playground" or Sketchbook Skool Facebook Page to see what everyone is doing there art-wise and to meet other artists from all over the world!
Or you can just sign up for the next semester of klasses at SketchbookSkool.com!
Enjoy the art at Paint Party Friday, and Sunday Sketchers via the icons on my side bar!
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HaVe a CReAtiVe WeEk!