November 5, 2014

Yoga….Dhunurasana

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I enjoy seeing all the inspiring poses of different yogi’s on Instagram.

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Instead of drawing a yogi from real life….I just winged it one day.



Her proportions are a little quirky…but that wasn’t the point.

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The point was….watercolor…..letting the paint flow and not try to make it so exact.  Of course, I’ve got a long way to go.  It’s hard to teach yourself new perspectives to see things differently! Haha.



Only doodled up the pants in a couple ways.  Enjoyed doing the grass though.




I like combining the figure with the doodling aspect as seen here in the background.  Baby steps…baby steps… to figuring out this medium.  Hope you like Smile

September 29, 2014

Yoga….Bow Pose



My latest passion is yoga!  And I am amazed at how hard it is.



I follow a few instagram-yogi’s and this beautiful lady is one of them.



I embellished her a bit, by changing the bracelets and the top!  Pulling out my creative license card.

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I wanted to make this mostly artsy….instead of my usual realistic way.  But the more I tinkered with it….the more I kept adding realistic features.



She’s done mainly in watercolors and w/c pencils with a bit of marker work as guidelines.

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I’m unsure whether or not I should add a yoga mat.  But I don’t want to mess it up.



For now, I opted out of additional props.  But that could change.  I think I like how this turned out Smile

August 31, 2014

Coffee In Hand….

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I’ve been working on some doodles for my doodle directory series.  Since the squares are small, it was a good size to try a stacking coffee cup illustration.



Grabbed my 8 x 8 square watercolor pad….and proceeded to draw the cups on a larger scale.

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Since, I’m not very practiced in drawing inanimate objects…. I had to believe in myself!



Then I tried to bring in a paisley-bandana look to the cups.



For the art journal page, I thought I’d illustrate the journaling on a picture behind the cups.



Buffed up the letters…..

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Then filled the lettering in…..Came across this saying a few years ago and I liked it!!!

August 14, 2014

Block Letters….L and N

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Continuing on with my Block Letter Series…..here’s the L all scanned and stark. 

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Once scanned, I can digitally color the doodle in. 

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Changing the color scheme is easy and a good way to test out color choices. But….

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But,…I am so limited digitally.  The digital letter lacks lots of the smaller details that can be brought in manually.  Could be,…. I ‘m just not using the right tools.

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With hand drawing, I can get into all those nooks and crannies…lay more detail down.  It’s more spontaneous. 

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I’ll give it a thumbs up for vibrancy.  I find my digital doodling a bit inferior to my hand doodling. 

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But it’s nice to have options Smile

August 5, 2014

Yoga….inspire



Since I’m following a few yogi’s on instagram. 



This inspired me to draw a couple.  (@beachyogagirl and @melaniethue)



The fun part was dressing them up!



And decorating their surroundings!



Used markers on the girl in red, and watercolor for the pants on the blue girl, the skin on both girls, and their hair.

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Fun, Fun drawing! 

Namaste Smile

August 4, 2014

Small….Random….Projects

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Even though I haven’t been posting much here….I’m still infatuated with color!!

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So, I started on more Doodles for my Doodle Directory prints.



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My 5 x 8 moleskines are perfect for sectioning off 8 squares and then taking this with me anywhere.



Since I’m still pretty unsure of myself with watercolors…..

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A small floral project wasn’t too intimidating.

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Seeing so many interesting people doing yoga over on instagram these days…..this inspired me to sketch this pose from @day1yoga….(I really wanted to do a graphite sketch, but unfortunately I didn’t have all my graphite pencils or my blending stumps!)

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So….I adapted.

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And since I was adapting, I might as well play some too!!  Here Life is Imitating Art!!  Haha Smile

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And, since I’m into bracelets too, I scored this hamsa bracelet at 65% off recently!!  Thought it went well with my drawing Smile

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Even doodled a bit in my baby moleskine (3 x 5).


Well, there you have it!  Although small….they each served a purpose!! Anyone else leaning toward smaller projects these days?

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By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden