Happy "Paint Party Friday"! I'm very appreciative of being a part of this group (blog), as it gives my art an audience of wonderful artists, who share their art each week and who come to my "Art Journal" blog to see what I've drawn! It's so encouraging to receive feedback for what I've accomplished each week and it truly inspires me to keep drawing! I thank you all for your inspiration and encouragement! That goes for all you others, who find your way here via other avenues as well of course! (Sketchbook Skool, Facebook, Subcribers, by chance, etc)
I also am grateful to the artists at Sktchy! It is there we draw portraits of each other!
Sometimes I see a photo of an artist friend on Facebook and ask permission to draw them, as I did this week! Jackie Beeman is a fabulous portrait artist, who posts her art on Sktchy and Sketchbook Skool (Facebook). I enjoyed adding her her to my ledger of portraits here:
You should check out Jackie Beeman's wonderful art on Instagram and Facebook.
Here's an example of Jackie Beeman's art when she drew me in 2014! Thank you Jackie for allowing me to share it here.
She sat directly across from me! But was so busy on her phone the whole time I doubt she had a clue I was drawing her!
Again this week I had a young admirer, who stopped to tell me she liked my drawing and that she liked to draw too! I hope she never stops drawing!
I created a few pages for my eldest grandson's 26th birthday this week! He's very interested in family history and travel, so I dug out an old collection of letters I wrote home when I traveled to Europe and Israel in my early 20's, (1961) and put them in a binder for him to read ... all sixty of them! Then I made this cover collage for it!
I hope he likes it!
Here's another day at Starbucks! A guy close up and a pair playing chess!
On Saturday we went to the Pirates Festival in Vallejo, Ca, the town I was born and grew up in! So many people were in costume I wish I could have drawn them all!
Starbucks again! Two guys and a motorcycle helmet and jacket!
On Sunday the kids called their dad for Father's Day! I love when I can See and Talk to them and my grand daughter on my iPad!
Allie Bel, who will be 5 in August, was drawing at her house in Oregon, so I drew her at my house in California, as we talked and shared our art with each other! Isn't technology wonderful?
I've been enjoying playing with some stencil sheets and added these to some blank pages in my art journal!
It's a very meditative process filling in the circles with my Big Brush Pitt markers!
And then on another day to draw on top of them makes for an interesting drawing don't you agree?
She was at Starbucks reading something on a piece of paper!
(The brown spots were marker-bleed-through from the previous page! Another way to save a page you might have thought was ruined)
I'm always appreciative and surprised that I can still see far across the room from where I am sitting to capture so much detail in a drawing as I did here!
These women too (below) were sitting across the room on the far wall!
This is at a different Starbucks and they were three tables away from me! I've drawn them all before!
This guy behind the sign was only a table away, but so focused on his laptop he never noticed me drawing him! The two women were further away and they didn't see me drawing them either!
It's really easy now to draw people in public! I guess I've been doing it for about five years!
I'll leave you with one more Sktchy Portrait! I loved her expression! This was so fun to draw!
Thanks for stopping by to see what I drew this past week! I hope you'll come again! See you next week around this time!
Have a Creative Week Yourselves!