Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Architecture Element

As much or as little of an architectural element.
Sketch on a Church Bulletin-Julie Fritz-ink pen

Pencil sketch of a Samburu house, in Kenya--sara w.

Hidden Image

Create a work of art that has a hidden image(s).

Texture Pic

Create a work with no contour lines!  Let the texture create the image.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Sketchabration

Our first collective, observational sketch.  We met, we sketched, we conquered...
The glamorous sketch girls, seen here with their sketchbooks... ready to take on the challenge.
Ted, devious blog mastermind, posing with his sketchbook.
And, Joel, ninja warrior of sketching... taking a break for a photo opp of his view.

 Everyone hard at work!(kind of)

It was a terrific sunny afternoon at the state capitol.  We pulled up a piece of limestone commemorating our state's heritage and began sketching our view.  Throughout the next hour, we were serenaded by  bell towers which encircled our sketch location.  We also were chatted up by a visitor from the nearby army base who wanted to join our sketching club.  All-in-all, a great experience we may incorporate into our sketch repertoire.
My View by Tischann
Felt tip marker, and colored pencil wash
Julie-An Abstraction of the Capitol- Crayola Pipsqueaks

Capital View by Ted Edinger
by:  sara w.
pen and watercolor

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project 10: Abstraction Enlargement

Create an abstracted piece through enlarging an everyday object.

Pen & Crayons
by Ted Edinger

colored pencil
sara w.

Project 9: Magazine Mixed Media Masterpiece

A mixed media work that uses magazine images as a main element.

Michael Jordan Doesn't Like Monet
Magazine Collage, Acrylic Paint, Glitter Glue
by Ted Edinger

Project 8: Going dotty for pointillism!

Create an image using the media of your choice using pointillism.  The more dots the better!

Shana's Weakness
by Ted Edinger

Project 7: Continuous Line Drawings

For this challenge, you may only use one line to create an image.  It can cross over itself, change forms (thick to thin, etc.) but your pencil may not leave your paper until the image is complete.

Flowie Flowerie Fun
by Ted Edinger

Loopy Ladybug
sara w.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Project 6: Doodles Upon Doodles

We all doodle....but this project needs you to doodle on top of your doodles! You could do a tissue / velum overlay....washy doodle with doodles over it...or however you can imagine it!

VineZoodle by Ted Edinger
Sharpie, Watercolor Pencil, Colored Pencil
Julie-Dragonfly Doodle- Sharpie on bled marker

Tischann- Windy Day, felt pen and blue highlighter.
It was an extremely blustery, March day and as I sat watching the wind blow the trees and the clouds scudding by I grabbed what I had on hand and double-doodled this.

sara w.--pen and watercolor.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Project 5: Old Made New

Put a well known work of art in a modern day context

Matisse is my fav. artist...and I have always loved Egyptian Curtain(pictured on the left).  Here is my take on on the work.  I used Colored Pencils & Water Color Pencils
by Ted Edinger

This painting, La Vie, by Picasso, was the 1st painting I actually "connected" with at the National Gallery way back in high school, I have spent many hours with this painting, it is probably my #1 favorite. I used marker and did a very literal interpretation. 
sara w. 
 Soup Cans by Andy Warhol was the inspiration for this piece.
But Mom, I Want One! by Janet Malone
styrofoam print

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project 4: Unusual Media

Using a non-art material...create a work of art!  
(tea, coffee, dirt, blood..whatever!)

Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands & sometimes on your paper!!
m&m's and sharpie
Created by:  sara w

 Nuthin but Nail Polish:  by Julie

Sepia Setting  by Ted Edinger
Ketchup, Mustard, Blackberry Jam, Dirt, Dishwashing Liquid

Hee Hee by Janet Malone
Unused cat litter

Project 3: Word Up!

Pick a word....any word!  
Create an image that incorporates & illustrates that word.
"Friend" by Julie Fritz-Colored Pencil zentangle/doodle type thing

"LOSS" pastel, pen & prose---posted by sara w

TRASH  by Ted Edinger

Pencil Sketch of frog by Tischann

Crayons by Janet
crayons (both colored with and melted)