Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pencil and Paper and Things Like That

I already posted today but I wanted to tell you about something.  I recently stumbled upon Geninne's Art Blog and was reminded how fun it is to draw.  I especially like that she shows how to carve your own stamps, and also tells all about her tools and why she likes them.  I've always wondered what a linoleum cutter looks like.  Her bird drawings are beautiful as well. 

I dug up some of my old pencil line drawings from my one college art class:   

I think we should have a weekly family-sit-and-draw-and-color time, as everyone in our house is very artistic.  This morning I went downtown and was inspired to stop at Meininger's.  (The website is not as much fun as the store.)  I bought a birthday gift there, and a just-because gift for a little comic book artist I know, and I bought myself a really sharp Xacto, which I always think I need!  I was tempted to buy a linoleum cutter and a carving block, and there were so many lovely shades of Prismacolors, but I decided to see what I've got at home first.     

3 comments:

KariBeri said...

I cant wait to do more art and craft stuff with Trev. I try to get him to color but he rather just suck on the crayons.

larissa said...

Love the proportion in your drawing! I am sad to say that i took not one art class in college. But i think that as with anything else we learn by doing so maybe i should stop complaining and start drawing. can't wait to see what you create!

audreypawdrey said...

That sounds like a great evening with your family! You should try that. I try not to go to Meininger's because there are too many lovelies that I want...