Thursday, August 17, 2017

Left Handed Sketches #172 & #173


An Osprey, there are a few not too far from here but haven't tried to go see them since its probably a lucky day if you happen to see one.


Another Hornbill, no idea what kind tho. I can tell if a bird is a Hornbill, but there are so many of them, I wouldn't be able to make a positive ID, I'm not a twitcher.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Falcon #5

Started on the feathers, wanted to get more done but my hand started to go numb. And its very hard to hold a sharp point thing without stabbing yourself in the hand, so had to stop. Hopefully I get more done tomorrow.

Touch of Red

(left handed sketch #170)

A Rose-breasted grosbeak with a very red spot on his chest so  had to get the coloured pens out for it.

(left handed sketch #171)

 This is an odd looking duck, a Spectacled eider. Neat looking but still odd looking. Looks like he has a mask on his nose.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Scribble Picnic-Flower bed

This weeks theme for Scribble Picnic is Flower bed. I couldn't think of anything other then a flower pot so not really a flower bed lol, so a bit of a cheat. 

I used Painter for this with one of the oil brushes with my tablet. I just wanted a very quick loose piece, with pretty much no detail to it. And I wanted to start using my tablet again so just wanted to get use to how the pen reacts and works with the workstation.

You can see the texture created with the digital program.

Music Monday

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Scribbles

(left handed sketch #167)

A northern spotted owl turning its head around backwards. Its actually very interesting to know how they rotate their heads so much. 

 (left handed sketch #168)

This is a golden-breasted starling. Very pretty and colourful bird.

 (left handed sketch #169)

And a plain white duck :) Most people have seen a duck of some kind.

There use to be a Sunday Sketches group over on Alexandra's blog where people could post links to their Sunday posts. I have had a few people say to me they miss it so after asking Alexandra if I could try to start another group linky, so I did.

Post your Sunday art here so we can all see what you have created :) (hopefully the linky thing works *crosses fingers*)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Wally Olins - The Brand HandbookWally Olins - The Brand Handbook by Wally Olins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good book for understanding branding and the various things involved in it. Breaks things down into helpful sections and gives you a guide to creating a whole branding campaign.

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Jennifer's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Lie Tree
tagged: currently-reading
In Cold Blood
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War and Peace
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Ship of Destiny
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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 25 books toward her goal of 40 books.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Falcon #4

The falcon is really started to look floofy. This needs a lot of shading and parts do need to be darkened but will wait to do that until more is finished. Can't go lighter once you have darkened things too much.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Falcon #3

Finally have time to work on the falcon etching I started in the beginning of  July. This is just a bit smaller than A3 (297 x 420 mm) size, so might take awhile. I did stab myself twice with my etching tool, which is just a metal scriber sharpened and hardened to a point, which of course I managed to stab myself with twice yesterday. Need more plasters lol

A close up of the beak area. You can see the etching is just cross hatching on the plexi to create the right shapes.

Splash of Colour

(Left Handed Sketch #165)

I know I've drawn Toucans before for this challenge, but I haven't added any colour to the sketches and I should have with that big bright beak. This is another sketch that I wish I had of done on better paper, printer paper will only take so much ink from my coloured pens before it rips.

(Left Handed Sketch #166)

And a Red-winged blackbird. A splash of bright colour on their wings, very bright against all that black.