I begin by sharing some assignments done this week from Sketchbook Skool Klass with Penny Dullaghan. We made stamps, something I had done before, but a long time ago. There is something soothing about digging a sharp tool into a brick of Staedtler Mastercarve Artist Carving Block. It really does "cut like butter" as is advertised.
First a series of Selfies and then some flowers! I dug out an old Pinwheel, colorful stamp pad to use.
Then we were to make a stencil, which I did, again a "Selfie" and stamped it onto another page! It was fun cutting it out with an ex-acto knife.
Meanwhile back at my "ranch" of drawing where ever I happen to be, this time at the coffee house:
... and here at the grocery store deli for lunch. They had an Easter display of plastic eggs to buy
and I didn't realize until after I got home how egg shaped that guys head actually was too!
Then back at the coffee house on a different day ... These folks were alone, until
they were joined by a couple including this "daughter" or so I decided ...
a son in law and grand daughter, not in my picture(s). I suppose she could be a daughter in law and he a son. Next time maybe I should ask.
These two women got drawn quickly, first from my high stool looking down and then I moved to a table at their level and saw them from a different perspective. Therefore, the fronts and profiles!
The next day we were back and I found everyone on telephones. Neither of these people were together, but both were very busy conducting business with others on their phones and with laptops on laps and hands flying!
This woman has been drawn by me many times now. She I believe is a nursing student, I peeked at her book that day on my way to the restroom to fill my water brush with water.
The guy was just another guy with a phone and a lap top, busy on both!
These two gals got the honor of being the last two I drew in this beautiful hand made herringbone bound art journal. One was having a "bad hair day" or so I decided!
I started the journal in December and it took two months and two weeks to draw 160 pages of drawings!
I assumed this was a mother and son enjoying coffee together both wearing knit hats.
Sometimes we get bored going to the same "watering hole" each time so on this day, we drove to Benicia, and had breakfast at the First Street Café. I wasn't crazy about this drawing, but I have a penchant for posting EVERYTHING I draw, so here it is warts and all. The sun was pouring in the window so everyone was really almost in silhouette. Hard to see. Afterwards we took a walk down the main street to the water. It was a beautiful sunny day and spring flowers were growing between the rocks by the waters edge.
And finally, today, Thursday, February 25, we went to Barnes & Noble Café, as we do most Thursdays for some reason.
When I got there, there was NO ONE to draw, so I just drew the furniture.
Then she arrived and I quickly got her on a page ...
These two women are there every Thursday we are! So they got drawn AGAIN! The guy was actually sitting on a higher stool behind them, and he looked awfully familiar as well.
And these three guys were sitting at two ends of the stools in the back, with the blond guy sitting directly across from me at a table at my eye level.
He was busy on two devices with plugs in his ears,
but I think he may have been a tiny bit suspicious.
He didn't stay long.
So that's it for my drawings for this week.
I hope you enjoyed your stay.
I wish you a creative week.
Sketchbook Skool is starting a new phase of their STRETCHING Klass. It has lots of really
good, interesting teachers. I recommend it. I enjoyed it.
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Thank you for your comments, they make my day, and they keep me inspired to draw more. See you next week!