When in doubt, draw food. We’re going through the good stuff at an amazing pace this summer. My favorite is cookie dough.
I’m struggling to remember how to do this vacation thing. I have this persistent sense of needing to do something but not knowing what to do, and feeling kind of overwhelmed and under-enthused by my options (brought to you by thrilling endeavors like “organizing the office” and “cleaning the office” and “meal planning”). This results in my making a lot of random art (like the above) and sorting the kids’ LEGO collection (let’s be real, it’s my LEGO collection, it’s just on loan to them until they move out), both activities born more of procrastination than desire.
But boredom is good for the brain, right? And there was a time in my not-too-distant past when I laughed heartily at young me for complaining of having nothing to do. Boredom is a luxury and a privilege, one that I’m trying to enjoy for the next week and a half, at least.
The weather has been cooler than usual for August; it has me thinking autumn thoughts, and choosing autumn colors.
One of the few types of house plants I can keep alive for any length of time. If they’re going to ride with me, they need to be hearty and able to go without tending for long stretches. 😬
I have no idea what to write in this one, but I really love the colors and the way the roses came out.
Did I mention the lettering practice? (I’m also going through a rainbow phase, if you hadn’t noticed.)
Allllll the lettering practice lately. All of it. My hands hurt. I’ve developed a tic where I two-finger tap on whatever surface I’m working on to undo my last stroke. I tried it in Photoshop and on the surface of the dining room table and was sorely disappointed it didn’t work both times. Send help.
Tim effectively gave me his iPad mini and the Apple Pencil because I might have been hogging them for drawing purposes. *ahem* After spending more time with Procreate, I’ve decided to upgrade to an iPad Pro in the future. More screen real estate and larger file sizes would be ideal for printing things.
Still not quite satisfied with the lettering on this; I can’t tell if it’s because I’m used to cleaner edges from working with Illustrator, or if my technique just isn’t there yet. I haven’t found my style.
Practicing shapes and perspectives and refining my strokes and playing with colors. I find myself really looking forward to my evening practice on the iPad.