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Read It 'n' Sketch It, Round 2

I have mentioned quite often on my art blog that an artist friend got me started in drawing. One of the methods he used was a creativity exercise where he would write four words at random on my sketch pad. The object of this was that I would merge three of the words into a drawing, and the fourth word would represent an action of the drawing, or the setting. The words did not have to be drawn literally, but should at least be recognizable in part as that item.



Here's an example

The key words were

bull dozer, pear, chessboard, and the action key word was eat

This was my result



Another example

The key words were

Rabbit ears, VCR, Cheese whiz, calculator

Well, as you can see the pictures do end up very quirky, but they are fun to do. They do force you to think 'outside the box'.

I'm really not expecting works of art by any means (did you see the above pictures?), but I would like to share what I got from doing these exercises, and that is simply 'FUN', with a capitol eph, …

Portrait in pencil

A couple of weeks ago I recieved an unusual request at my Honk'n'Holl'r blog. It was a request to draw a blogger's portrait. It seems that "Fake Dane" ask many artists to draw the very same portrait from his picture. He says that it is interesting to see how each artist will paint or draw the same subject uniquely. He then posts all portraits he recieves on his blog. I accepted his request and this is the result.


This is the original photograph he sent me

Fake Dane
And this is my attemp at Fake Dane's portrait
Pencil and charcoal on paper, 8.5X11


Sorry I took so long in getting the portrait done, but I was kind of busy last week because this happened:


Lily Alice
Born March 28 1:54pm
Frank's first Grandchild!!!

Read It 'n' Sketch It --- Round One

Read It 'n' Sketch It
What is it?

Well, it is a very simple creativity exercise for drawing that is based on four keywords. The keywords are prompts to inspire the creativity buried deep within us, and bring that creativity forward in drawing.

Here's an example
The keywords were
bull dozer, pear, chessboard, and the action key word was eat
This was my result

Another example
The key words were
Rabbit ears, VCR, Cheese whiz, calculator
Well, as you can see the pictures do end up very quirky, but they are fun to do. They do force you to think 'outside the box'.
I'm really not expecting works of art by any means (did you see the above pictures?), but I would like to share what I got from doing these exercises, and that is simply 'FUN', with a capitol eph, ewe, ehn. Pulling in from creative juices that you just didn't know was there before is almost euphoric, and gives you the drive and energy to try more. If it wasn't for my artist friend, and the laughs we ha…

Read It 'n' Sketch It,

I have mentioned quite often on my art blog that an artist friend got me started in drawing. One of the methods he used was a creativity exercise where he would write four words at random on my sketch pad. The object of this was that I would merge three of the words into a drawing, and the fourth word would represent an action of the drawing, or the setting. The words did not have to be drawn literally, but should at least be recognizable in part as that item.

Here's an example
The key words were
bull dozer, pear, chessboard, and the action key word was eat
This was my result

Another example
The key words were
Rabbit ears, VCR, Cheese whiz, calculator
Well, as you can see the pictures do end up very quirky, but they are fun to do. They do force you to think 'outside the box'.
I'm really not expecting works of art by any means (did you see the above pictures?), but I would like to share what I got from doing these exercises, and that is simply 'FUN', with a capitol eph, …

St Patty's Day

I'm half Irish and obligated to do so.
(BUT IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH PROMPTING)
If you aren't wearin green
Consider yourself
PINCHED

Decaring Winners, Cuz I can.

I've let this contest go a little too long, but I've also been very busy with work and have not had too much time to blog. This year so far has been brutal. Along with the winter that just won't quit. Blizzard again this weekend, and it's March. So, back to the contest. I've decided that I would award two of the best blog friends I have--blog friends that have supported my art, and have even read my Honk'n'Holl'r blog, probably to their dismay. Namely Mimi Lennox, and Gale Martin. Earlier in January, Mimi posted a new picture of herself that was photo manipulated. The photomanipulation that she used is also a tecnique that I use to draw from photographs. Seeing that picture, I just had to draw the Real Mimi as I see her. But I didn't stop there, Mimi also posted a shout for my contest that included the picture, Midnight Swim. I am sending both to Mimi. Gale has also been one of my best supporters and a True blog Friend, and I have decided to send he…

Some new Scans, and some of my Daughters art

Some new scans of drawings and sketches that I've done mostly over the holidays. And a little creative exercise

1. Unnamed figure drawing one, pencil on paper, 8x10


2. Unnamed abstract , ink on paper, 8x10
I really let my mind wander on this one, but I liked the final result.

3. Unnamed Drawing, Pencil on paper, 8.5x11


4. Unnamed figure study, Pencil on paper, 8x10


5. Unnamed portrait study, pencil on paper, 8.10

I have not had a winner for the Blog Hun contest, or for this round of pictionary. For BlogHunt, I had one of my original drawings up for grabs, but I think the holiday season was the wrong timing for a time consuming contest. I'm closing both contests. But not all is lost. You might notice that all of the above drawings are Unnamed. That is intentional. Just name the above drawings (numbered 1 through 5) and email me your responces. I will select two winners that have named the drawings with what I consider the best names overall. From those two 'best namers' I will…