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Flora (digital drawing)

Flora (digital drawing)

Was inspired by more photography today. The combination of a line drawing including flowers and floral arrangements, and simple portrait elements, are making me super happy the last few days. Here’s Flora with a few background colors to choose from. I honestly like all of them and cannot pick. And who says I have to? ♥

Flora - White Background

Flora - Pink Background

Flora - Yellow Background

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Watercolor Symmetrical Flowers (digital)

Watercolor Symmetrical Flowers (digital)

 radial symmetrynoun, BIOLOGY:
symmetry around a central axis, as in a starfish or a tulip flower.

Digital art. I spent some time playing with the radial symmetry tool in Sketchbook Pro. I selected 16 points of radial symmetry, (for extra credit – see: forms of radial symmetry in nature) the scale ranging from 6 to 16, and got these lovely, intricate, fun flower shapes. I used a watercolor pen on a lower layer and added some color to be more cheerful and dynamic. This was just a calm and meditative thing to do — I might very well take up making these in the future, just for relaxation. I love flowers — so this was great.

Watercolor Symmetrical Flowers

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Scrapbook Flower Design – Digital

Scrapbook Flower Design – Digital

Feeling a bit whimsical today, and missing a friend, I decided to make a small illustration featuring some hand-drawn, simple line art flowers. Sketchbook Pro has a great pattern and line-mirroring ability which I had yet to play with. The result is this image, based on my original idea of mimicking scrapbook paper.

Here is the image with original black and white flowers.

Scrapbook Flowers - Black and White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the image with color added!

Scrapbook Flowers - Colored

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Beginning the Year + Three Roses (digital art)

Beginning the Year + Three Roses (digital art)

I’ve posted parts of this small work on my new WIP page.

Three Roses, colored

 

I’m working on keeping my hands and brain going. I’ve got lots of ideas for the upcoming year. How have things been going for you? Have you set some goals for the year ahead? Instead of setting goals this year, I’m sticking to some core values and working my way from there.

1. Love and be loved
2. Kindness, kindness, kindness – toward self and others
3. Patience
4. Art is play, poetry is play, life is play

(A great article I read along these lines is here.)

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with creative pursuits. I have poetry goals, artistic goals, book goals, learning various programs and getting-proficient goals. The task list can be eye-boggling, but taking it a little bit at a time is helping to steady me. I can take small steps everyday. That’s a thing I can do. Over time, those small steps will lead to a large progress. It’s the One-Day-At-A-Time Mentality. I can do this. You can do this, too.

I’m rooting for you and thinking of you in the days ahead.

Keep doing what you’re doing, keep your goals in the forefront of your heart and go for it.

Much love,
Penney

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Orchids (black-and-white digital sketch)

Orchids (black-and-white digital sketch)

After spending the last two weeks getting my Fujitsu Lifebook outfitted with new drivers, hard drives, and lots of exciting new drawing applications, I dived into my first real attempt at digital artwork.

orchid-digital-blkandwhite

 


ABOUT THIS PICTURE

Digital print. This orchid was drawn from a quick reference photograph I found online. I spent about twenty minutes on it. Using the free version of Sketchbook, I made a quick outline layer of the petals, and then made a second layer filling in the details of the center of the flowers. Next, I added the dotted print. I am excited to work with this image more. The reference photo this was taken from has white petals with decorative blots of dark purple. In the coming days when I experiment, I will post as close to the original reference coloring as I can achieve.

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Windowsill Flowers (ink drawing)

Windowsill Flowers (ink drawing)

windowsill-flowers-ink-drawing

 

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

9.5 x 6″ ink on paper. A simple line drawing based on some flowers I picked. I had in mind to work on perceiving negative space. By drawing the outline of the petals and focusing on the overall shape of the bouquet, I was able to get a pretty good line representation. Measuring and a before-sketch would have gotten me more accuracy, but in terms of loose lines and working an exercise, I am pleased with the outcome.

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