Posts published in July 2013

The Dream Crushers – Number 2

the idea: a meat tenderizer

(pen and gouache)

  • please note: despite the vague resemblance, that man head is not el husbando.

What I Read This Week: July 26, 2013

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About What I Read This Week: I read a lot. All the time. Too much. I’d like to be held accountable. During my day-to-day, I keep a Google doc that I update with an article name, URL, and a quote of everything I read or watch. I blog the list every Friday.

Finally, it’s here! A week I didn’t over-read. I get very tired. And this was a reaction to having one week to myself after much disruption over the month. Also all that extra reading time went into watching the bear cam. Amazing nature!

Real, Actual Books

On The Internets

A Few Favorite Watercolor Donuts

I don’t share many of my watercolor donuts. Not sure why that is, especially since I started with donuts, so the not-sharing changes now. Here are some of my absolute favorite donut watercolors. I won’t sell the originals, but I’m working on prints right now.

This is the first glazed yeast donut that I ever really loved. And no, not the anemic top donut, just the bottom one.

And then a really fun old fashioned beneath an OK one.

And finally, a cruller and its shadow. And yeah, not 100% correct, but I enjoy it. This one is pretty new on the donut-creation timeline.

It seems strange that each of these donuts are brown, and not just a little—they are muy brown! Not a sprinkle in sight. Perhaps that’s why I like them so much. The other colors of the rainbow appear when you know where to look. They’re brown, but then again, not really.

(Would you like a donut of your own? Check my etsy store—April’s Magical Donut Galleria.)

Playing with Gouache: Ring Pops and a Banner

I learn new things every day, every week. It’s unavoidable. For example, I now know that you cannot scan flourescent gouache. Fun!

Just like the donuts, I felt to paint ring pops. Started with a sketch.

Moved on to over-do-it city. Restraint is not a strong suit. See the wishy-washy black edges? I drew everything with a Tombow marker first, which melts with water. An unintended effect!

And then a final, solitary Ring Pop… of DOOOOOM. I rather like this little fellow.

Another idea that manifested itself in my brain—a mexi-banner. Which is awesome, except for that terrible script. Ah, one day! I see more of these banners in my future.

And I look forward to the day that I reflect on these blog posts and see how woefully deficient I was in my skills. Cannot wait. I am aware that this rough, hairy on the edges. It needs loving care, and the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. I’m not that person… yet.

In the meantime, I keep sharing, practicing, trying new things. One day, oh one day, I’ll be nothing but proud.

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