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68 – The muscle memory of drawing

December 5, 2020

My husband will repeat a tennis shot over and over to get the correct form into his muscle memory. While I wouldn’t…

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67 – Bottled up meaning

December 5, 2020

I’m still on the subject of drinking and playing with how it will fit into my grand scheme of a plan for…

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66 – Fangs and functionality

December 5, 2020

This slide functionally works. It’s size or something isn’t quite right, but good enough for now.  I am pleased with the person…

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65 – Ouch!

December 5, 2020

2 AM: Startled awake with a WTF moment! Last post I claimed to be getting better at recognizing errors with perspective. Yeah,…

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64 – Playing with boxes

December 5, 2020

WHEN DRAWING IS DIFFICULT, GO BACK TO BOXES! The snake slide that I envision is a tough thing to draw. Not only…

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63 – Making my recycle bin overflow

December 5, 2020

Man, I can really relate to this quote from Chuck Dixon, “Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the…

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62 – Re-thinking snake oil

December 5, 2020

Bottle…drinking…downward slide – connects in my mind to: insidious poison, sneaking, slithering, evil snake oil. But, snakes and alcohol are not all…

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61 – Sitting ducks

December 5, 2020

I don’t want to say directly “shooting at people” but I do want to make this suggestion with a shooting gallery. I’ve…

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60 – Same, but different

December 5, 2020

I continue to work out how my theme park will look by sketching out slightly different versions. One of my earliest sketches…

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55 – Did you ever play Mousetrap?

July 20, 2020

Background ideas are formulating. I like the Mousetrap game’s ladder and basket and the diving board person. They kind of just found…

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54 – Beware the whirlpool

July 17, 2020

The rolling barrel entrance to a funhouse began with my thoughts on getting sucked into the internet, how I’m drawn into a…

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53 – What’s your position on this?

July 14, 2020

Position alters perspective, even more so when the type of perspective is distorted. Re-locating where an “attraction” is in my theme park…

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52 – Finding your center

July 6, 2020

A lot of geometry going on here. it will be no easy thing to draw a funhouse entrance barrel convincingly. It is…

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51 – Thoughts on fire

July 3, 2020

Detail added to the gingerbread house, adding some people and the Food Court signage. One of my biggest fears is fire, so…

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50 – backdrop? More like gumdrop

July 1, 2020

Planning stage for some other buildings has started. A gingerbread house would be tasty – not only for its colorful appeal, but…

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49 – Taking the paper training wheels off

June 29, 2020

I’m using a grid behind tracing paper for my drawings now. Newsprint was for quick sketches. Now I want to have a…

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48 – Eye see!

June 26, 2020

Here’s some crucial info that completely escaped me until lately: People of similar heights standing on flat ground, arranged from closest to…

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46 – Go figure: figure drawing recommendation

June 19, 2020

This is my go-to for figure drawing reference. The simplified human anatomy, along with details of expression, age, clothing, gender differences are…

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45 – Maybe my biology degree has helped

June 16, 2020

As I plan the positions and appearances of the structures in my landscape, I need to think about people in the same…

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43 – Where will everything go?

June 10, 2020

Now that I’ve decided to do a landscape view, and have more of an amusement park look rather than a solitary funhouse,…

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42 – Stranger in a strange land

June 7, 2020

“Grok” is one of my favorite words. Thanks to Robert A. Heinlein for coining it in his 1961 science fiction novel, “Stranger…

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41 – Using a perspective grid

June 4, 2020

This perspective grid is what I’ll use for my drawing. There are many kinds of simple grids available for free on the…

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40 – The amazing art of Kim Jung Gi

June 1, 2020

The South Korean artist named Kim Jung Gi creates absolutely amazing drawings using unusual perspectives. Here’s his website: https://www.kimjunggius.com/pages/about-artist There’s links to videos…

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31 – Drawing the line between scary and fun

May 5, 2020

Preliminary sketches – imagining how some ideas might fit together. These may not look anything like the final drawing for my quilt,…

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21 – Wavy reflections in fabric

April 16, 2020

Here’s the sketch for the warped reflections of social media. Love the idea of this. OK, how will I do this with…

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16 – Other pencil-like marks

April 6, 2020

Another thought on pencils while I’m at it. Woodless graphite sticks can be sharpened like pencils, but all of the graphite is…

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15 – Pencil tribute

April 3, 2020

The Art Supply Providing the Most Bang for the Buck:the lowly pencil.Not the mundane, yellow #2 bubble-fillers (although those will do in…

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14 – Pictionary scribbles

April 1, 2020

There aren’t many drawings in my journals. Sometimes I’ll do a pictionary-quick sketch to remind myself about what I was thinking; nothing…

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13 – Feels good to get rolling

March 31, 2020

Feels good to get rolling on this project…I’ve spent plenty of time on the conceptual part of my next art quilt, which…