inside my sketchbook

Some of my cut and paste sketch book pages that I tried last night . . .
Paisley design (I think mine needs colour)

A daisylike flower that is repetitive very much like a tangle pattern.  This could be altered slightly to create lots of different styles of flowers.

The lovely Spring (almost Summerlike) weather is still here
so I'm heading out to the garden to tidy up.
I will hopefully discover a "new" outdoor space to spread some creativity.

Enjoy the weekend!
~ joey ~

joey #56 and diva #213

After a week of producing nothing creative, I forced myself this morning to do some challenges.
The result:  not good, and then I remembered why I should never try and force creativity . . .
it just doesn't work.

For the Diva challenge we had to trace a household item so I began by tracing a playing card.  (highly imaginative right?!)
Looking at it I thought it looked like a basket so then I decided to combine it with my challenge of tangling a flower box or baskit of bluebonnets.
Uh huh . . . this is what I ended up with.


The only cool thing about this was discovering that Charteuse and Light Aqua Prismacolor pencils look really nice together.
I will use them together from now on when I'm going for a fresh spring look.
Better luck next time,
~ joey ~

Inside my sketch book link up

  Hello!
Welcome to the
Inside my sketchbook Link Up!
When: every Friday
What: a place to share your drawings
Why: to inspire, get feedback or just because
How: Link up blogposts/photos with the Mr. Linky box below.
Note: artwork does not have to be specifically in a sketchbook.
*Artwork from other blog challenges is always welcome here! 
*Please share your Joey's weekly tangle challenges 
only on the Monday challenge's Link up.
 ***
Well this is embarrassing . . . ;o)
I just took a peek in my sketch books and found nothing new for this week! 
The weather has been nice so I've been doing other things.
I haven't even managed to do my own challenge this week.  tsk tsk!
This isn't good, I need my creative time!
I'll do my best to catch up on the challenge today
and over the weekend I'll post something new.
I hope you are having a more productive week!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #56

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art.  
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!
Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.
Click here to see past challenges.

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Welcome to another Spring tangle challenge!
For the past few weeks my challenges have related to
things you may see during the Spring season.

Once again the challenge relates to the garden.
Today I'd like us to

tangle a flower box or
a baskit 
of bluebonnets

Sometimes I feel like I'm talking in code.  I know that some of you know exactly what I'm describing but if you are like me and haven't memorized all of the tangle names yet,  I have included links to the tangles so you will know what to draw!

I look forward to seeing your work this week and hope that you are all now done with snow and cold temperatures and are enjoying the warmth of Spring!

~ joey ~
 
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peeking through the catkins

There is a perk when you make up your own challenges . . .
you can cheat a little! ;o)

I started this week's challenge with the idea
of somehow working a cat into my piece.
I was thinking of trying Cat-kin as whiskers
so I searched for a nice cat image on the internet.

Nothing seemed quite right until finally it hit me -
Sitting right in front of me on my desk,
 I have my favourite photo of our cat peeking through
the branches of a quince tree!

Then another thing hit me -
she passed away in 2005 and I have never drawn her!

So last night I did, and replaced the quince leaves with catkins.
It's a simple sketch without a string or other tangles
but I didn't mind stretching the rules for this special piece!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~ joey ~

inside my sketchbook friday link up

 
Hello!
Welcome to the
Inside my sketchbook Link Up!
When: every Friday
What: a place to share your drawings
Why: to inspire, get feedback or just because
How: Link up blogposts/photos with the Mr. Linky box below.


Note: artwork does not have to be specifically in a sketchbook.
*Artwork from other blog challenges is always welcome here! 
*Please share your Joey's weekly tangle challenges 
only on the Monday challenge's Link up.
 ***

This week started off more productive than it finished but I am happy with what I achieved!
I have wanted to try a Ben Kwok pattern for a while
and I suppose hearing the birds chirping made me choose this little guy to tangle.
It was a learning curve mixing tangles and I scoured several books and tangles online to find ones that I thought would work.
Of course you don't really know until you try them together
but for my first attempt, I'm happy with the results!


On the Easter weekend
we found ourselves curled up in front of a cozy fireplace
at my mother-in-law's so I chose this Celtic knot cut and paste in my sketchbook.
It really made me think with the over and under laps but when it finally came together it was a fun one to try!
 
  
And finally this one from my sketchbook
which I was not happy with at all.
I almost didn't include it
but then I remembered saying
that not everything in your sketchbook turns out
so here it is.
I totally botched making it
look spherical
and it's shaded way too dark 
but there you go! ;oP

Now let's see what you have been sketching this week!
~ joey ~


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