I was sitting in my booth at the National Oyster Festival and someone suggested that I draw a dragon fly. TaDa! Here’s to you, requester!
When I was a little girl, I loved paper dolls. My favorite was a paper doll of Shirley Temple. In honor of my beautiful daughter-in-law Naoko, I’ve made a new favorite paper doll.
Have you ever cut a string of paper dolls? Fold up a piece of paper so it’s like an accordion. Then cut just half of a person (right half or left half). Unfold your accordion and what do you see? My string of paper dolls was not really cut out of paper, but a […]
O-Riole evolved from one thing to another. I drew him out, then jumped in and started filling it in, keeping in mind that I wanted dark darks to stand separate from the rest. About half of the Oriole was dark dark. I was very pleased with how he turned out. I decided to work in […]
This one doesn’t look like an Oriole either, but I learned a lot (again). Use an even finer pen. Use a good light. Work bigger.
I’m disappointed with this first bird. It’s supposed to be an Oriole. Failed miserably, but am going to try again. After all, I did learn quite a bit with this attempt. I think I rushed too much with this one.
This project took me the longest of all the ones I’ve done in pen and ink. I made every single flower petal unique. I could only work on it for an hour at a time and would move on to another project that wasn’t quite so challenging, then come back to it later. Finally done.