Sunday, December 30, 2007

A little holiday sketching

I was looking for something to sketch recently. Both of the following items were found right outside our door.

These were drawn in my moleskine sketch book. I used my uni-ball signo RT gel 0.38. Both sketchbook and pen are a pleasure to use. Thanks Jim for recommending the 0.38 to me.
If you click on the picture you will see that I primarily used "pointillism" for defining the leaves. That means a million little dots were used in making this drawing. (No dots were injured, abused, or hurt in the making of this sketch.)
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hmmm. What's this?

This is a recent doodle. This is NOT my usual style at all. It all started with one curly line (the one at the 1:00 position). That curly line lead to another, that lead to another, that get the idea. When this was sketch was finally "done" I was very surprised at myself. My doodling is usually very square, blocky, and rigid - this one was nothing like that. Very interesting!!

I admit I started this little sketch during church on second advent Sunday. When I look at this little sketch I think maybe this is communicating something about "coming" - the coming of the promised Messiah, Jesus, exploding into our world bringing power, redemption, and salvation.
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