Tag Archives: hand drawing

Daffodil Copic Marker Rendering

daffodil-2 Last week I bought a container of daffodils and found time to create an illustration with my fine black markers.  It was great fun to add color to the drawing using my Copic markers.  I was actually on a phone meeting, with the flowers on my desk, when I completed the first quick sketch to organize how the flowers would fit together.

quick-sketch-aThe drawing below is on marker rendering paper. I started with a light pencil drawing and added the fine line marker on top, erasing the pencil when I was done.  Notice the bee started on the left side and then moved to the right in the finished drawing.

first-drawing-aHere are the flowers that I used for my visual inspiration.

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Carolina Chickadee and Junco Illustration

holiday-bird-2016-finalEnjoyed creating my holiday card this year with two North Carolina mountain winter birds, the Carolina Chickadee and the Dark-Eyed Junco.  It is fun to have bare winter trees because it makes it easier to see and identify the birds.

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Cone Flower and Copic Markers

Cone Flower Color AIt was fun to add color to my cone flower line drawing using Copic markers.  My goal was to mix several different color markers to create a realistic rendering.  I bought a container of cone flowers at the grocery store which was great to use as my visual reference for the marker color inspiration and free hand drawing.

Cone flower photographAugust Sketch 3

 

Monarch and Milkweed Copic Marker Illustration

Milkweed Monarch FinishLove my opportunity to create illustrations for the Plough & Pantry magazine, which is a Farm-to-table living in the mountains and the foothills publication.  This illustration was included in “Milkweed:  Critical for monarchs, beautiful for your garden” article.  Fun to explore the monarch cycle and the connection it has to milkweed.  Cheers!

Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Class Finish AHere is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a PowerPoint for the students to follow.  I had a total of five steps and included the list of Copic markers that were used.

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One-Point Perspective Interior Sketch

Sofa Class Mar 16Super full teaching schedule this spring at the college.  One of my favorite classes is the Interior Design Drawing class that uses my perspective book.  So fun to be assisting students in developing their hand drawing skills.  Here is an in class sketch book activity drawing from last week.  Using a photograph for as a visual reference, we started with the rectangular shape of the bench front, or the the flat front and then established the vanishing point.  The bench top was added using the perspective guide lines, next the flat front of the sofa was drawn using the bench size to estimate the width and height.  From there we finished the sofa shape, added the bookshelf and played around with drawing the pillow shapes.   While finishing this drawing at the house, Mr. Leo wanted to over see the work!

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Etsy Shop Holiday Cards

Holiday 2015 C darkWant a special holiday card to send your family and friends this year?  What about supporting an artist at the same time?  Here is one of two holiday images that you can purchase on my Etsy site, SippAndMaryMade.  They are 4″ X 6″in size, blank inside and come in a package of 12 cards with envelops. The Etsy site has both my card designs and my sister Mary’s gift pillow designs.  Here is our link: sippandmarymade

Not familiar with Etsy? Check out the 4 steps below with pictures from our Etsy site:Etsy 5 Step #1: search http://www.etsy.com and put into the Etsy search sippandmarymade or use the link above.Etsy 1AStep 2:  review the card selections and gift pillow designs. Etsy 2Step 3: Select your purchase, add to your cart and follow the steps.  PayPal is an option for making your purchase.  Etsy 4Step 4:  Not clear about the process or want to contact me?  Check out the link on the Etsy site page. Thank you!      Etsy 6