Microorganism doodle. Euglena is a single-celled protist that lives in fresh water and uses chloroplasts to photosynthesize. Watercolor with black ink and white ink, in Moleskine sketchbook. 4″ x 4″.
Studies on the native animals of Denmark. Watercolor and ink on full-page spread of Moleskine sketchbook. 10″ x 8″. I live in California but my grandfather was a Danish immigrant. I may be working these into a highly-stylized design on the shutters of our house.
Rhamphorhynchus was a Jurassic-era pterosaur that had a long tail ending with a paddle shape. Their forward-pointing, sharp teeth are quite fearsome, but fish probably never saw them coming anyway. Our best-preserved fossils come from Germany. Watercolor and ink on Moleskine, 4″ x 4″.
Today I attended a 3-hour figure drawing session at Patris Studio in Sacramento. I worked in a variety of pencil, watercolor, and black brush pen. The first image was the result of ten 2-minute poses. The poses got a bit longer as time went by, ending with three 20-minute poses. I think next time I’ll bring charcoal drawing supplies.