I’ve been making more time to play in my sketchbook lately and draw things just for fun. Little, one off experiments based on references or prompts that I find particularly enticing and exciting. Raiding my Pinterest boards for images that have inspired me and then getting my art materials out to see what feels right.
Whilst not all of these experiments result in images I’m pleased with (aka ready to share on Instagram!) they’ve definitely been helping me develop my illustration skills and learn more about the mediums I work with. I was pleased with how this Crayola and pencil study turned out though…I added the owl separately after finishing the woodland background, sticking him on top collage style. I couldn’t resist adding a bit of typography underneath to encourage the story that was forming in my head!
Greetings trained monkeys. Sparta Puss here. I’ve managed to get my paws on the pooter box while my hairless apes are preparing themselves for something called a Zoom Quiz. Idiots. I thought you’d like to see me. I’m posing with something called a buk. It is a special buk that the she-monkey pokes with a stick with dirt in it. She makes a mess then turns to me and says, “See Sparta. This is you”. She’s an idiot. But she gives me Dreamies. So I won’t trip her up on the stairs…………….yet…………………..
Hi ! My dear wonderful followers and visitors ! Thanks always. I am fine. I’m still on late summer holidays. This time I contribute old pastel art and new haiku. Same as last time I drew these artworks for tribute to P. Sato, an artist I respect.
My dear friends. Thanks for your kindness and friendship. I hope you stay safe and healthy always. Angels bless you with peaceful glorious mind. Best regards. Have a beautiful week !
I went to a Caravaggio exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Artes in Mexico City back in spring 2018.
I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed (maybe also my fault as I did not look at the information properly), but they only had one painting by Caravaggio. The rest of the exhibit was about him in form of a multimedia show and artworks by other artists that got inspired by him.
Nevertheless, I learned a lot about his style and especially his use of light and shadow. The museum in general was definitely worth a visit, as it is in a stunning building. Especially the permanent exhibition was great. That´s where I spotted the little horses from yesterday.
Below my impression of the only painting by Caravaggio at the exhibition.
It will not surprise you to hear I made myself a massive, hunker-down, shelter-in-place project, now nearly three-quarters completed.
In January I received the people’s choice award at a local juried show. One option for the award is an exhibit on a large wall above the checkout counter at a nearby public library. Before the lockdown went into effect, I made it over there to check out the space. One side of the wall is 24 feet wide, with about 6 feet of vertical space. There is also a smaller wall on the other side of a central doorway.
I’ve always meant to try one of my burned tree paintings on the lengthwise axis of a roll of watercolor paper — but been intimidated by the time commitment required. With my beloved wilderness off-limits, I knew I needed something demanding to do.
the grooves are set deep so the song will play flawlessly he loves me he loves me not he doesn’t want me i fall apart i put myself back together again… the record spins round i recover i always recover until the song plays again.
Lying on the bed, with the sun coming through the windows — dievca laps up the Sun’s energy like a cat absorbing Vitamin D. dievca could be on her back, her side, her belly — in whatever position Master has finished with her.
Master loves to see His dievca in this somnolent state and will watch her from afar for a few moments before coming back to bed and pulling her in for aftercare.
Master calls dievca His ‘odalisque’.
Definition of ODALISQUE
1: a female slave
2: a concubine in a harem
Origin of ODALISQUE
First Known Use: circa 1681
The word “odalisque” is French in form and originates from the Turkish odalık, meaning “chambermaid”, from oda, “chamber” or “room”.
Joan DelPlato has described the term’s shift in meaning from Turkish to English and French:
The English and French term odalisque (rarely odalique) derives from the…