Every Day In May – EDIM2017 – 12 0f 31

This is the last page in this journal  – another Completed Journal!!

Pretty pathetic drawing/painting, tho’…oh well….  Sometimes you knock it out of the park, and sometimes you drop the ball on your sore toe………..

What I’m finding with this EDIM commitment is that, even on days where I make a not-so-great drawing (see above!), I stay in the studio and work on something else.  I’ve done more arty stuff in the last couple weeks than I normally do in 2 months.

Lesson Learned?  I need to have a commitment (yeah, yeah, Don, or BE committed…..)

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Every Day In May – EDIM2017 – 7, 8, + 9 of 31

So, I had this deep thought….

Do monkeys ever slip on banana peels?

And if they DO, do all the other monkeys laugh?

So I drew a banana peel

And then I drew a monkey.  This drawing is SOOOOOO bad I wasn’t even going to post it.  Then I thought “Screw it, we ALL have bad drawings every once in a while.”  Believe me, this one is a doozy……

So, Oh My God, right????  I just couldn’t leave it in my journal, so I drew this and pasted it over the first drawing.  It’s not awesome, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the previous one!

 

 

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Every Day In May – EDIM2017 – 6 of 31

A beautiful little koi….

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Every Day In May – EDIM2017 – 5 of 31

I love these two artists.   Deb Weiers does distorted weirdo faces with strange colors and Olaf Hajek does heads with “stuff” all through the hair.  I decided to try combining those two styles and came up with this.

I used Dr Ph Martens Hydrus Watercolor for this piece. Jen, you are going to want this stuff!

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Every Day In May – EDIM2017 4 of 31

I splurged and bought a product that I’ve never used before – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor.  It’s liquid, and comes in a bottle with a Squeeze Dropper in the Lid.  The worrisome bit is how easy it would be to spill the whole jar, Yikes!

These color are just gorgeous, and are the most intense colors I’ve ever used.   It’s not evident in this piece, as I did this retro phone from a photograph, and only used Black, and a hint of yellow/brown for the Dial Piece.

I ‘m really happy with how the cord turned out.

I’d drawn this last month, but added color today, so I’m counting it as one of my EDIM pieces.

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Acrylic Paint Pouring

I did three pours this afternoon, and this one is my favorite, and it was the one I did with the “left over” paint.  I hate to waste paint, it’s really expensive.  Paul says it looks like Fire!  Done on a 10″ x 10″ Deep Edge Stretched Canvas.

Close up of detail

The photos really don’t do these paintings justice at all.

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Illustrating a Kid’s Book – End Page

So, that title doesn’t mean I’ve completed the book for P, it just means I actually completed the page that will be the last one in the book.

I’m pretty pumped that I’ve FINALLY done one page that I consider “complete”, other than putting her little face on it.

That face was a challenge.  She had a booboo of some sort on her lip, so I got rid of that.  Also the image had cropped off most of her skull area, so I had to add hair to round out her head.

The “text” page that follows it will be painted dark blue (sky), with stars and a moon, and the words will be hand printed.

I’ll be having her faces printed, in color, onto Lazertran Waterslide Decal Paper. You roughly cut out the printed image, soak it in water, and the image slides off.  All the non-printed area is clear, so I’ll be able to put it right onto the painted watercolor paper, and the background will show through, where appropriate.

I’ll do the Octopus Art Day page next…….wish me luck!

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