Tuesday, 8 November 2011

drawing the line ...

Today was all about the line...
getting a heap of drawings started so I have plenty to go on with over the next few days...
poor Phantom is sick so was off from school...
 the dog is wilting in the heat and looking adoringly at the scissors for a clip...
which might be good because I could give him a new mohawk...
but didn't feel like having the entire house covered in hair... 
gave him a bowl of ice cubes to play with instead...
and the doggy hair salon can wait until tomorrow...
drawing felt like a much better idea...


I am trying to work in clean pen lines to stop me getting tempted to do lots 
revisions and to try to get it perfect...

Some are working quite well...
but this puppy took three goes to get where I wanted it to be...
thinking scrapping and starting again might be negating the whole not
being too perfect thing...

so didn't scrap this one.... 
kind of dislike it...
not the idea...
just the execution...

so went back to the comfort zone and attacked a hyacinth...
started painting first petal 
when I realised the day was gone and it was time to organise to feed the troops
tomorrow is mission paint 

37 comments:

linda said...

Beautiful drawings! wow!

iHanna said...

Love your lines!

Kelly said...

What lovely drawing! Those crisp, clean lines are just beconing. Very clever way to jumpstart upcoming days projects.

Gwen Hughes said...

Your drawings are just beautiful...so, so clever.
They could be made into very desirable rubber stamps.
It is funny to think of your liitle doggy needing a hair cut and chasing ice cubes...thanks for a lovely story.
Gwen xx

Paula said...

Beautiful work!

Serena said...

Wonderful drawings, Tracey! It looks like we're going to be in for quite a treat over the coming days.

I usually scissor-clip Cody too. I hate the hair everywhere but he stresses way too much to take to a pet groomer and I don't do too bad a job if I do say so myself.

Jennibellie said...

Wow fabulous drawings. Love the line practice, this is something I need to work on (along with shading) but I could never get them as nice & neat as yours. Awww poor Phantom and pup, you have your work cut out today playing nurse mum, hope they feel better soon much love Jennibellie x

tracy said...

Wow! Beautifully done! Please post pictures of the mowhawk. *lol* I hope Phanton is feeling better. :)

Lori said...

Love your drawings! I especially love the teapots. Thanks for sharing part of your process.

Sandy Coleman said...

I love the simple elegance of these. They are have such personality in so few lines.

Joni Nickrent said...

Simply Awesome! Love your line art!

andrea said...

Hi Tracy....one thing I love about AEDM is the chance to discover new artists and their work. I am so enjoying your paintings and drawings :)

Terrie said...

Great start on all these and totally great idea to give yourself starts to work on for the next several days. This looks like a really productive day. When I see drawings like yours I keep thinking "I sure wish I could draw" but right behind that I think "You just need to practice!" So, maybe I will..... :) Thanks for sharing your great drawings.

Jenn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog Tracy!! I have to tell you I fell in love with your work during the Poppy Spree!! :) Your colors and lines are so gorgeous! I look forward to seeing more.

Oh, and I actually really like that there is only one petal painted on your hyacinth!!

That Girl Designs said...

All wonderful beginnings to beautiful works of art.

Fran T said...

Tracey, I finally took the time to find out how I can properly post on your blog. I am so happy, now I can comment!

I love these sketches you have made, they are lovely!!

Thank you so much for your visits and kind compliments on my blog:))

Connie said...

These are gorgeous! Especially love the little bit of violet you added in the last one!

Carol said...

Love the drawings. Anxiously waiting for the painted versions :)

Tobi Kibel Piatek said...

What beautiful, elegant drawings. As others have said in these comments, I wish I could draw like that!!!

Julie said...

great start, love your lines!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I wish I could draw like you!!!!!!! I love these. They look so easy, but alas, they aren't. One of these days I'll be able to draw like you do with practice. I just barely started sketching. And Pen... girl, you are so brave!!!!
HuGGs!
Debi

Vee said...

Great use of line! I can't wait to see the finished pieces!

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I love seeing your drawings but also look forward to seeing the color! Nifty spot of *purple* on the hyacinth ;)

~~~Get Well Vibes~~~ to Phantom!

Christine said...

love your drawings.. can't wait to see the color added....

Nordljus said...

Wonderful drawings! I especially like the last one, with the one petal coloured in. And I'm so happy to see that you do botanical art, it's something I'm absolutely fascinated with, and would love to be able to do. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment on my blog, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work! And I love your blog header!

creativechai said...

Beautiful linework, I love the detail!

Nigel said...

Love the drawing, looking forward to the painting :)

Tracey Potter said...

These are looking great Tracey, You have been busy! Can't wait to see them all painted up. I love them all, you are developing quite a style!

collectingyourself said...

Lovely lines. And lovely blog. I snooped around and am so inspired by all you are doing. You are a busy woman. :) Makes me wanna push just a bit more. Look forward to seeing more of your art.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your drawings! What a great practice!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cheryl L Johnson said...

How poetic this post!

Judy Hartman said...

Absolutely love line drawings and yours are simply beautiful! Will you be painting them or leaving them as drawings?

Diana Evans said...

oh these line drawings are perfection!!! I love these Tracey....wonderful work!!!

tammy vitale said...

I used to draw a lot and had pretty strong lines, but nothing like this - yous are awesome! And there's something really sweet about that one hyacinth flower colored in - almost as if it should stay that way...whimsical and provocative at the same time. Wouldn't be hard to get lost in that picture! Altogether lovely. Hope phantom gets better quickly!

Lynn Richards said...

Your drawings make me want to paint!!!!
Glad you liked the song today, I must have played it 3 or 4 times.
xo
lynn

Carola Bartz said...

When I see these I wish I could draw! Beautiful - I actually like those tea pots. I can almost smell the beautiful scent of the hyazinth.

dthaase said...

this line work is fabulous