Is the way I watch it: by just listening to it, while doodling. Years ago, these kinds of little dudes was all I drew. I hardly did anything from real life. I'm glad I got out of it because I was just repeating myself, page after page.
Part of getting ready for the new school year this summer has been creating a Twitter account (@MadameVanStone) to communicate even more effectively with my French AP class outside of the classroom: automatic syncs with the French AP blog, last minute homework updates, links to French articles, newscasts, etc.
Because it's a French Twitter page, I did a little *a-hem* abstract drawing and made the theme blue, white and red -- daringly creative, I know.
So tonight it's a little 3-year old foot on the sofa and a quick blind contour drawing of a fan :-) Nothing much happening artistically speaking, just trying to keep my hand moving on the paper. Or the iPad, rather.
When I checked my e-mails this morning, I saw Danny Gregory had taken on EDM challenge #40: draw something with folds. I had drawn this challenge years ago, but as it is often the case with Danny Gregory, his take on it was a clever one, and I itched to emulate him (yet again) right away.
So I found a photo of Keith Richards on the web, turned it upside down, did not cheat by turning the picture or my drawing right side up during the process, and spent about twenty minutes (about as much as my daughter grants me these days) on it. When I put the Sharpie down, well, this is what I saw.
Sharpie marker on bubble envelope (Australia-bound tomorrow! Hi Liz!!).
I wasn't planning on drawing last night -- and go figure, those are the best kind of drawings. Not necessarily in terms of finished product but in terms of process. We were watching a (moderately captivating, obviously) TV show on Netflix when the teachings of Liz Steel came to mind. I know Liz didn't mean to teach me anything, but the few hours I spent with her in NYC were some of the most enlightening I have had in a long time. So last night, instead of focusing on the TV, my eyes wandered to the lines of the living room and next thing you know, the iPad that was lying next to me was on my lap and I was making lines.
Earlier that evening, I was playing my usual rounds on Draw Something and I had to draw Tigger. My daughter's very first word :-)
I must have talked about this before, but one has to tilt one's head to the right to read the spine of an English-speaking book, and to the left for books published in France. It makes for some goofy shelves. These are some of Nora's books -- her own little bilingual library downstairs. Procreate app for the iPad.
I am not sure if these citronella candles really work. Bugs seem to always want to make contact. We have a new patio now (thanks to the awe-inspiring carpentry skills of my husband) and we sit in the evening under our new pergola. Life after 8PM is pretty sweet these days.