Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daily Art Practice: Lemon Studies

This morning's art practice was a quiet and soft. The light wasn't as golden as I was expecting at my little table. After watering my plants I grabbed two bright and sunny Meyer lemons from the kitchen produce basket. Meyer lemons are thought to be a mix between a lemon and a orange - slightly sweeter in flavor and a deep yellow and I was inspired to create a fruit still life.

Playing on colored paper I couldn't help but try to different techniques. Opaque white ink, black ink and colored pencil brought them to life. I started with the lemons on yellow first and followed with the lemons on green paper. Here is a side by side comparison:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Daily Doodles: Taylor Swift Inspired

Feeling a little uncreative lately and looking for a fresh way to start my days, I decided to dive into a daily art practice. The concept is simple - paper, some fun pens and pencils, and a free sketch of whatever I choose. I am deeply inspired by the daily art practices of my Santa Barbara illustrator friends Tad Wagner and Molly Hanh who's blog posts and Instagram snapshots of their doodle brighten my day and I thank them for inspiring me to do this.

Today's kick off doodle was inspired by the adorable Taylor Swift on the cover of Elle Magazine. It was on my table, right next to my pens and I couldn't stop myself from a quick sketch inspired by her  in that that mod style Louis Vuitton shift.

Happy week everyone!