Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Poppy" & "Swallowtail & Birch"

"Poppy" 5" x8" sketchbook page, number 2 pencil, June 30, 2014.

My cat "Poppy" sleeping on my t-shirt, she was sound asleep so she was holding still. My first attempt at drawing her, I never wanted to try before, but doing Everyday Matters, gave me some confidence I did not have before. I think it came out pretty good. She is so hard to photograph because she is black and shiny, so she absorbs light but reflects it too.
"Paper Birch and Swallowtail" 5" x 8" sketchbook page, colored pencils, July 2, 2014.

This is a sketch in colored pencil of my 3-D quilt, that is sitting on a shelf in front of me. It is about 20" tall and 5" diameter birch tree, made from my original photo printed on fabric and thread painted, with 3-D leaves and butterflies.