Monday, January 31, 2011

Coloring Book Page 2

Here's the first one:
http://awatercoloraday.blogspot.com/2011/01/doodle.html
It's gonna look cool all watercolored up. :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

ゆったりした土曜の午後、カフェで

Drawing in pencil is less scary than pen. The shading is easier for me too, than with pen.

Coffee cup

I love drawing on watercolor paper. And I love drawing coffee cups.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ブーケ。 ブーー

Today I bought the markers I'd been thinking about ever since I saw them at Target weeks ago. $5.99 for 50 markers! Yay! これで職場でも絵を描くこともできるでしょうね。:)

Monday, January 24, 2011

bedroom

My wrinkles and sheet folds look like coffee cup cracks and swamp ooze. ハァ。

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our desk. 

This kind of drawing makes me want one of those Bamboo Pads so I can color everything in with the click of a button. :) I love it.

土曜日に三ヵ所も花屋に行って好きな花を探した。小さくて丸い花瓶が買いたくてなかったから茎のないワインガラスを買って花瓶として使うことになった。でもそしたら花を自分で整理しなくていけなかったでしょう。ハァ。生け花は簡単そうってずっと思って来たけど意外と難しかった。だから絵を描くことじゃなくて、他の準備みたいなことで時間をつぶしちゃって、結局終わらせてなさそうな絵になった。ハァI'm still learning (笑)

tree

I tried drawing my first watercolor tree before a lesson on Friday. I have so much to learn about this medium. It seems so messy and uncontrollable, wetting the paper before adding the paint; and I'm not used to 'lying' - making things up instead of drawing them from life - even though those things make it possible for magic to happen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ヘルシー

I guess I still don't really have a theme going yet for all these drawings... I wonder what I'll end up gravitating towards most as time goes by.

Monday, January 17, 2011

first self-portrait of the year

Crayola markers and my favorite pen of all, which I constantly manage to lose, a Pilot vBall.

Same Starbucks, different corner

Something tells me I didn't measure the table quite right, lol, but I like the shoe and the sock.

After chatting with Ryo happily while drawing him for a half hour Sunday morning, he got up to fix himself another tea and the guy that was sitting near us got up and got ready to go. When he walked by me on his way out he said 'Your Japanese is good though'. He spoke Japanese?? When I told Ryo he was sad we missed the chance to make a friend, lol.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

It was much dimmer than it looks at this Starbucks in San Bernardino Saturday night.

Building

Not much chance (motivation?) to draw today so I scribbled off this little building on a note for a coworker Friday afternoon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

J

My first coworker drawing!! With any luck, there'll be many more to come.

mechanical pencil, about half an hour.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

bike

I've always wanted to try drawing a bike. It was hard.

Friday, January 7, 2011

whale tails & curliques

I would have liked to have done this in watercolor but that'd be harder to cover up when the boss walks by. Apparently orange Staples highlighters show up as yellow in the scanner.

I wonder how I would draw things differently if I were living in a different time.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pears

There are a ton of pears at my work. Unfortunately I don't feel comfortable breaking out the watercolors there, so for now markers must suffice.

Can you tell I started drawing them from the right? It took a while for my eyes and hands to get used to them. I think I was a little afraid of blending the markers too, in the beginning.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Earrings

Hard to be sneaky about watercolors at work, so this is colored pencil, highlighters, markers and pens, outlined in the cheap but good Staples Optiflow.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pen cup

I bet you thought I'd given up on my new year's resolution, didn't you?? Never!!!Today we went to Blick Art Supply and I bought all kinds of goodies - ink, nibs and a pen holder; black felt tip pens and my favorite Pilot VBalls, waterproof archival ink Sakura Micron pens and watercolors - sparkly and non-sparkly. This drawing was done with a new Sakura Micron 02 and Reeve's 12 color watercolor set.

I love art supply stores.

I really don't know what watercolors can even do yet - I've got a lot of exploring to do.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Watercolor a Day

I am riiight at the beginning of my 'I'm nearly 30 years old and it's finally time to figure out what I want to do with my life' new year's resolution. I was thinking I need something I can do everyday to make me be creative. I've always liked art. I love pens and writing and drawing. I love what other people do with watercolor, though I've never worked with them much, and definitely not in school. Then today, I was thinking in the elevator, heading in for another day of drudgery at work - what if I could be an illustrator?

I wouldn't want to get ahead of myself though. I don't even know what an illustrator really does, or what kinds of illustrators there are. I'll do more research.

For now, this is it.

A watercolor a day.

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