Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Faces

Happy Faces

I haven't done a lot of colorful pieces on my own spare time outside of my work. Part of the reason is because when I get off work, I am already tired from drawing all day long and just want to relax or do something else. But I did manage to work on this piece in the past couple of days, purely for fun. Actually, comparing to my other works on this blog, stuff like this is much closer to what I do at work although my work-related stuff is more commercial in style. I had a blast doing this piece and I do need to do more colorful doodles from now on. We will see.  : )

Also, here are some little ones.
 Red Umbrella

Green Elephant

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A few experiments

Engraved Rock - Test 2

Engraved Rock - Test 1

I did some fun experiments last night on the rocks. Instead of drawing on them, I tried engraving two rocks with my rotary tool and an engraving bit. The lines have a different quality; they are rougher and muted, a more primitive look which I like. I colored one with color stamp pads and left the other one untouched. Over all, it's not technically difficult to engrave on rocks (though obviously I need more practice); the key is to hold the power tool firmly, but at the same time be light on your hand and don't press into the rock and let the bit do all the hard works.

Below are a few more doodled rocks and two paper mache boxes I did over the past week. Just thought I'd like to share. : )

3 Rocks in a Wooden Bowl

Paper Mache Boxes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kitty Rocks and More

Kitty Rocks

Doodled on more rocks during the week. I learned that while some rocks, usually the Mexican pebbles, take the ink beautifully, some of them just don't like me and my dip pen as much (especially those rocks with the reddish hue). Nevertheless, it's fun to draw on them. : )

Flowers and Butterfly Rocks

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lace Owl + Doodle Rocks

Lace owl drawing on wood panel

I stained this wooden panel and then drew on it with acrylic ink. Also did 3 more doodle rocks with a sugar skull, a bird, and two owls.

3 Doodle Rocks

Elephant Artist

Somehow I stumbled across this amazing video and it just made my day! You HAVE TO watch this elephant paints, and he is painting an elephant, holding a flower!!! I want to bring my sketchbook over and sit right next to him and draw with him. Unbelievable!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Doodle Pebbles

Doodle Pebbles

It has been so hot over here (108+ degrees yesterday); I just want to hide inside and draw and not go anywhere! Well, wishful thinking, since I did have to go outside to run a few errands in this crazy heat yesterday, but I did manage to treat myself with a little creative activity and doodled on a few pebbles last night. It is so fun and relaxing to doodle on pebbles, have you ever try it? I've always wanted to try it ever since I saw Geninne's amazing painted stones. But I am not as handy with a brush like she is, so I drew on mine with a nib pen instead. Now I am totally hooked and I only wish I live near a river or the ocean (boy, how I miss the ocean!) so I can have unlimited supply of pebbles to draw on. : )