Monday, October 31, 2011

Mr. Parker – Complete

Mr. Parker

Copyright 2011, Valerie Jones


I delivered this finished drawing to a happy client today!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mr. Parker – Week 2

Mr. Parker 101711

Mr. Parker – Work in Progress

Copyright 2011, Valerie Jones

As I begin Week 2 of working on Mr. Parker, I find myself smiling back at him!  Do your paintings and drawings talk back to you?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Peaceful Calm

Mr. Parker 10112011  Mr. Parker, Work-in-Progress

Copyright 2011, Valerie Jones


Ever have a day when you want to draw and all your pencil strokes come out choppy?  I had such a day recently.

What did I do to remedy the problem?  I took a scratch piece of paper and practiced only pencil strokes.  As I practiced, a rhythmic feel came over the pencil strokes.  As my pencil strokes calmed, so did my breath.  Everything seemed to work better.

What kind of technique do you use when you need to create a peaceful calm to draw?