Archives for category: mixed media

Its been a bit since I’ve posted here – been a little busy and I’ve somehow unlinked my phone from my wordpress which makes it a tad harder to post.

I did a quick digital painting today off a Photograph from Reddit just for practice. Its from a photo someone took in southern Texas, quite beautiful out there. Maybe eventually I’ll actually go.

speedpainting

I’ve been keeping very busy with SCBWI (just did an interview on the North Texas SCBWI blog with award winning artist Terry Widener) and work and other things (instagram) but I keep trying to find time for personal projects. Here’s an illustration that I started with traditionally, but then added additional texture digitally. It lost a bit of the color when I imported it…but I kinda am ok with it. Its now the header on the North Texas Illustrator newsletters I send out periodically.

SCBWI_bannerart

Finally, I’ve been really keeping up with my sketches on my KristineDraws Facebook page. I really have some days where the art works, others, well not so much.

Next goal: finish updating my actual website. It went down early this year and I’ve yet to sit down and update all the pieces. Also, take some of my sketches and make them a series of finished pieces that I’m happy with.

bearsketch

Progressing slowly on making this quick sketch into a finished piece. Still needs work but don’t want to overwork it either. PS – I love panda bear cubs!

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Drew while watching a short interview of Milton Glaser that Adobe put out. I love his expressive eyes. 

Art Is Work

 sketchy milton glaser (sorta) 

An illustration of a picnic basket for an upcoming scbwi event in my area:

  
And here it is before I retouched it:

  
I think my husband’s advice to fix the crosshatch was helpful.

I also framed one of my Chicago watercolors over the weekend, love how it looks in its frame!

boat floats in harbor and planetarium fades in the distance

twilight looking out at the lake

I can’t hear out of my right ear at the moment. So frustrating at work! And then there’s the sinus pressure that’s starting to build. Hoping the doc can help me out today. My left ear is going stuffy as well. Humidifiers and hot steam and nasal spray haven’t been helping. I feel like my head is in a cloud.  And I can’t draw hands today. Sigh. i cant hear that 

  
Just some birds I drew for National Bird Day!

Just a quick sketch using watercolors, pen, and colored pencils of the trolley in Dallas from reference photos. 

  

Saw a little girl skateboarding today on the way home. When I was little it was very rare to see girls skateboarding. Now it’s a lot more common!  

messy sketch of two girls skateboarding