Monday, June 14, 2010

Three Spears and Two Tools

Three Spears

Three spears by Sydney Harper
Ink and watercolor

I didn't mean to disappear but I took on some extra work that left me with very little spare time. So I had a choice between doing a little art and blogging about art. I chose doing art because otherwise what would I talk about if I blogged and didn't paint. It's amazing how much art you can squeeze in if you set your mind to it. Here's another veggie ink and watercolor – asparagus spears. The nice thing about these food sketches is that I get to eat my props when I'm done.

Here's a couple useful tools I found when I managed a little down time.

30+ Very Useful Color Tools for Designers

It's set up for print and web designers but I think these tools could be useful for anyone working in color – whether you're painting your walls, painting a picture or making a garment. Some of these tools have been suggested for fiber dyeing.

How to set up an e-commerce site using Paypal

If you're one of those trying to sell your art, or anything really, on the Internet, this article describes the step by step process for setting a Paypal e-commerce site. I haven't tried this myself but it looks to be a very detailed description of the setup process.


Chris said...

Mmm... asparagus...

aimee said...

we just had asparagus last night - yum! and yours looks just like it! if it tried to draw asparagus i am sure it would wind up looking like a bunch of weeds!

knitseashore said...

When you do an ink and watercolor, do you paint first or do the ink? Do you do a pencil sketch before both? I love the soft colors in this one.

Sydney Harper said...

I almost always do the ink first, no pencil. Once I'm satisfied with the ink drawing, I'll add the watercolor. Rarely if I'm working on something that needs more precision, I'll draw in pencil, add ink, then erase the pencil and follow with watercolor.

I know of some people who do pencil, watercolor, and leave the ink until last. We all have our quirky ways of working I guess.