Saturday, July 14, 2018
I didn't do the things I meant to do this week
Uh oh, I forgot to blog again!
This week, I felt I didn't do much anything exciting or artistic.
But looking through my camera roll, I really did do something this week.
I did photograph the cat, who managed to sum up the week in one picture.
Last Sunday I went to the Huntington beach pier.
I can't believe the week has gone by, and I didn't post anything.
There were a lot of people, which made me feel OK, because I felt like I could blend in.
The wind spinners at the kite shop always provide an interesting photo.
The sunset is always good at the pier, but I prefer a pastel colored sunset.
I mostly just needed to go for a walk.
This week, I was also determined to draw some koi fish from a photo.
I sketched them in water color pencil, on water color paper.
I painted the water.
The water was green, so I went with it.
I decided not to paint the black patches, on the one fish.
I added a little more details, like the eyes and scales
I realized that my koi are orange instead of deep red, and not very evenly patched.
After trying to draw them, I realize why a deep red and white patched koi is so prized.
One day, I tried to make some earrings based on the amazing ones I saw at the Sawdust Festival.
I only came up with this, all week:
Too overwhelmed with ideas, I guess.
This week, I also took out a pen and ink, to draw in my sketchbook.
The look is so random and different, I'll put it in another post...