A Whole Slew of Ink Pointillism Pieces Burst Forth!

Click each for a closer look - drawn with all dots.  (red dot = SOLD)

Whipping Out a High School Skill (Ink Pointillism)

I haven't done much of any (ink) pointillism since high school, when I learned it (25 years ago, WHAT?). I saw something online that was probably just a bad bitmap image, but it inspired me. Here's the result (with a closeup):

Micron pen, about 3x3", 2016.

Micron pen, about 3x3", 2016.

Close-up for your edification.

Close-up for your edification.

#postcardavalanche Brings Out the Med Ill Naughty in Me

We here at meganlovestodraw support an inclusive, all-loving, accepting United States. (Well, me, because... who are we kidding? This is pretty much just yours truly at the helm.) To that end, we oppose a lot of what is happening regarding the new administration, including the nod given to Mr. Bannon. So, in a very MLTD-way, we protest with art. Enjoy my fiddlings with this GANZ postcard that I bought for a $1. 

Altered with ink and watercolor. Coloring-postcard-maker GANZ not responsible. Click to view it bigger :)

8 More Eye Portraits for Art Prize 8!

All are about 6x6" on smooth bristol, all are done in pencil. There is some ink in the first three as well. It's a really interesting addition to my drawings and I'm really glad I've been giving myself the space to experiment with it. 

If you're interested in attending Art Prize and seeing my piece (which will also include video) - I'll be showing at Women's City Club near the city center in Grand Rapids. It runs from September 21st to October 9th. My artist number (for voting) is 62588.

All of the artwork has a page of its own HERE.

What 600 (+1) Tiny Drawings/Paintings Looks Like

So, I was just updating my Drawing-A-Day page (which isn't truth-in-advertising, I grant you) when I realized something momentous:

I'VE CREATED 600 SMALL PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS*

That's just madness. What's even MORE mad is that I feel like I could/should be doing more! Oh, self.

So, it's my birthday and I thought I'd share all 600 (+1) pieces with you! Enjoy! Do you have a favorite?? Click through to their page to see them up close & personal - these are just screen shots :)

*NOT including the derby portraits, Rob, the eyes for Art Prize, my work illustrations, etc.

Third Eye Drawing - Experiments That Worked!

Pencil, Sharpie & ball point pen

Pencil, Sharpie & ball point pen

So, I was really keen to work on a non-caucasian skin tone AND eye shape, so here we are! I toned the paper first and "built" the portrait on top (with some erasing). As I was working, I realized that my pencil arsenal did not have the range to get the deep darks I wanted (sorry, 4B).

So, what did I do? I gingerly grabbed a sharpie and filled in the iris and pupil. Then, I got a black Bic pen and enhanced the skin folds - it gave a nice depth of tone that wasn't as bold as the sharpie, but darker than the pencils. At the end, I REALLY pressed my luck and used Sharpie veeeeeery lightly in the upper eye creases and the corners of the eye.

So, what do you think? I'm calling it a great first try... for now. :)