Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Sunday Sketches Share...Kicking Off A Sketchy Journey Journal!

The next few weeks are going to be filled with lots of travel for both dolly business and a little vacation time in  Illinois visiting family! (Definitely looking forward to that).  I'm sure it's going to be a busy time and although I always take my oil pastels and sketchpad along, it's not always easy to find time to finish a full blown, color poppin' Pop Art Mini.  So I've decided I'll be taking along an easy to handle, tuck inside and ready to roll journey sketchpad paired with a trusty fine point sharpie marker and my colored pencils...just in case there's time for a Pop of color!.  The perfect mix for some on the go sketches!
So with the trip fast approaching  (only 3 days away) I thought I'd break in the sketchpad before take off....take it for a test drive of sorts! Here's a peek at my first entry inspired by a dolly friend that hangs out in my studio nest! 
Big Eyes Blythe Style!
8"x10" Pen Sketch on paper   copyright 2011
And since it's Sunday that means it's time for Sunday Sketches...a perfect place to share the kick off of my "Sketchy Journey Journal" 
Pop by and join in the fun!
Ok, better start thinking about packing the other stuff too...like clothes, shoes, etc. 
Happy Trails!

18 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

She is fabulous...I love how she is glancing toward the side...makes for such a magical essence...what is she up to? I wonder ha ha!! beautiful..Shine on!
Victoria

Heather said...

Good Morning, Thanks for joining Sunday sketches. Your dolly is ADORABLE. I really like your work - i am glad you are sharing itin black and white it takes on a whole new look - which I absolutely love....it reminds me of children's books from my childhood...
Micron pens are my favorite!!!
Enjoy your trip and your Sunday!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful sketches and happy travels!

Thank you for joining my art blog hop and posting a button for the hop!
I really enjoy following your blog and reading your posts!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

Christine said...

what a fabulous start to your sketch journal, just beautiful! Have a great trip.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Love seeing the sketch ~ She is adorable as usual ~ enjoy your travels and sketch lots!
~ namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey)

WrightStuff said...

You have your priorities just right... art materials first, everything else second!

I'm sure Dolly will be very pleased with her portrait.

laurie said...

have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see what goes in the journal sketch pad,, if you choose to share,,hope the weather is just beautiful and safe journey!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Amazing! Your sketch looks just like your little friend. I love your style and can't wait to see this one in the wonderful colors you use.

Finding Charm said...

I actually said out loud --- ooohhhh. haha. She's great. Hopefully the big eyed beauties will see lots of fun things on their journey.

Will you being drawing a girl at some of the places you go so you can share your vacation with us?

Tiffany Duffy said...

Cute as ever! Have fun w/ your journey journal! Safe travels!

lissa said...

very cute sketch

Missy said...

Oh how wonderful, your work loooks awesome in black ink, so sweet!

Joanne Osband said...

Have a fabulous journey! Like the test drive.....your line work is awesome. Looking forward to more.

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

love your sketches always...have a fab time and safe travels!!! XOXOX

Lenora said...

Wonderful sketch! Have FUn!

Catherine... said...

Love your dolly, what a wonderful start to you journal... have a great holiday... :)

Melisa said...

She's wonderful! Have a good trip!

Gerri Herbst said...

Loving your sweet sketches...