March 19, 2012

Making Marks...

For me, making the first mark on a new sketchbook is always the hardest.  My dear friend, Betty, gave me a beautiful handmade journal for Christmas.  I've been afraid to mess it up - but finally decided now was the time to make my mark!    

Inspired by the sound of a rooster crowing this morning, I started with a simple pencil sketches; added a little ink and and colored pencils.


Texture Tuesday challenge this week is a black and white photo and any of Kim's textures.

Mouseover to see original.




"and then some" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen

Linking to: 
Inspire Me Fridays

24 comments:

Lui said...

I know how that feels. I have several blank journals waiting to be used! Sigh.

That rooster looks super in monochrome!

ashok said...

very good one!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How I wish I could draw and then I could make these sweet drawings. Lovely. V

Mimi said...

Great drawings. Looks great in B&W too.

Linneas Atelje said...

This drawing is great. You are very talented.
Linneas Atelje Photography

Yuè said...

very artistic! thanks for the visit

Anki said...

Nice work.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

beautiful art!

Desirae R said...

Great roosters! And I really love the paper in your book. I am working in a book with crappy paper.. but I just have to fill it before I can start a new one..

Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

Nadege, said...

Love the roosters. Fantastic blog.

jill said...

Love the drawing of the rooster. Happy crafting

Peggy said...

Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. Sure wish I could draw, I have to depend on stamps and magazine clippings to add to my pages. You're quite talented!! Have a great day!

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous drawings!

Lisa-Jane said...

I can't decide which one I like better! #77

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous sketches x
Sophie no.88

May said...

Fabulous art work... Stunning, have a great week, Hugs May x x x x No9

sandee said...

Beautiful art! I love your drawings! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Julia Dunnit said...

WoW Pat, I have to say that a crowing morning Rooster would not inspire me to drawing....!! lovely rendition of it, and a new word for me - mouseover...well I never!!

Jeanie said...

This is terrific! I know exactly what you mean about making that first mark in the journal, but when you have your talent, I wouldn't worry too much! Will be posting by this weekend the journal making art workshop I was in this past weekend. Now I'm really afraid to write in my new one!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab journal pages, know what you mean about 'marking' a new one. I feel like that too. Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, It's Thursday and I'm still snooping through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

Redanne said...

Well, you have started now so the next page should be less difficult. Loving the rooster(s). Regards, Anne #66

trisha too said...

Your rooster drawing is delightful--it inspires mixed feelings in me, actually, having had to kick away more than a few rooster attacks . . .

:)trisha
#163

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm still making my way 'round ... what talent you have! You should be proud of your work and happily fill every page!

Katherines Corner said...

Well done, love it! Thank you so much for sharing on the Thursday hop. Sorry it's taken me a little while to get over here. Big Hugs!