Pencil shavings art

A while back I got a bunch of Prismacolor colored pencils and sharpened them all, resulting in a large pile of very colorful pencil shavings. It was so pretty I took a picture of it (several pictures, actually with the shavings in different configurations). After seeing this art, Continue reading

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Good Bot, Bad Bot

I’m a fan of Sharpies, especially nice pointy new juicy ones! I’m saving this idea for a rainy day – this artist named Gary Hirsch makes bots using oil-based paint Sharpie markers. They are cute! And I’m a fan of robots too – simply because they are easy to draw or doodle and you can use your imagination and create them any way you want – just like Gary has done! Read all about Gary and his art on the Sharpie blog:
Good Bot, Bad Bot

Fun drawing – celebrating the Big Draw

I like to draw even though I’m not all that great at it. I found out about The Big Draw yesterday and went browsing around to see what it’s all about. It’s pretty cool! Started in the UK, there are drawing events throughout the month of October.

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THE BIG DRAW 2010

“October 2010 is Big Draw month in twenty countries and on five continents. Launched in 2000, this annual initiative has grown from 180 events in the UK to over 1500 worldwide. The Campaign aims to use drawing to connect visitors with museum and gallery collections, urban and rural spaces โ€“ and the wider community โ€“ in new and enjoyable ways. Every Big Draw season offers unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they canโ€™t.”
They have all kinds of neat events (see their tweets about them) mostly in the UK but also some internationally.
From their website I found Draw and Foldover – it’s this really cool and fun flash-based site where you draw something straight from your computer (you get to pick from different pens and can even undo) and then it gets virtually folded over and passed on to another friend, again online, who adds to the drawing and so on. Each person adds to the drawing from head to torso to legs to feet until it’s complete. Do you remember playing that when you were a kid? Ha! Of course when I was a kid there were no computers yet…lol! This is cool and you should try it! Then you can add it to the gallery and view other drawings and even vote for them. I love this! If you try out a drawing feel free to send it to me to add to. ๐Ÿ™‚

dorothy and alice


dorothy and alice
Originally uploaded by mike r baker

I just came across this wonderful illustration by Mike R. Baker while browsing all the beautiful and inspiring artwork by artists on Illustration Friday. I have been wanting to draw my own version of Alice and her various friends in Wonderland. Hopefully I will soon when I finish the various projects I am working on. If you have a chance, take a look at the other work that Mike has done in his Flickr gallery. It’s fabulous!

so much amazing art!


David-Barneda
Originally uploaded by Darren Di Lieto

I wish I had come up with this idea! I’d love to receive all the artistic and amazing work that artists all over the world create on envelopes to send to the Mail Me Art project. I could spend all day browsing this Flickr gallery and not get anything ‘real’ done…of course, I’d be so full of creative energy that I’d probably go nuts and have to paint all night long. Take a look here Enjoy!