Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whoooo do you think you are?,,,

burrowing owl watercolor
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

:) This little owl is a Burrowig owl, I really liked the straight on gaze that this little guy was giving the camera. I tried to capture that gaze here in my painting. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out.

This was done in watercolor pencil and pen and ink drawingThis was done in my folded watercolor sketchbook (5x7") 140# paper with Albrecht durer watercolor pencils from a photograph.

Thanks for looking!
Cheers! SB

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just hanging out...

pacific tree frog
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Yesterday was my 24th wedding anniversary! I got to go out to lunch with my dear hubby and this weekend we'll get to get out of town for a weekend away! I'm so excited. :)

Today I had an idea about painting a frog image. So, here it is! Pen and ink with Watercolor pencil (albrecht durer wc pencils) I'm pretty happy with it. I need more contrast but I didn't want to over work the frog and lose the highlight areas. I have lots to learn still. But that's why we practice.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!
Cheers, SB

Friday, September 19, 2008

In to the Deep

This is the cover of my new folded watercolor sketch journal. It will be interesting to see what it looks like after all the pages are filled and I open it out flat. I loved seeing some other artist's folded books after they were filled and photographed flat as a big collage of their art. I want to have the experience of seeing my own art done that way too. :)

So, I was watching a replay of the really cool show Blue Planet on the Science Channel. The episode that I watched was The Deep. It was amazing to think that so many creatures live so deep in the ocean that they never see sunlight.

I really liked the creatures of the twlight zone 1500' to 3000' big teeth and wonderful eyes!

This illustration was done as quick sketches that I then refined with pen and ink and colored with albrecht durer watercolor pencils.

It's a very colorbook illustration look but, I like it anyway. What do you think??

Hope your weekend is awesome! SB

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Have you ever finished...?

Last page in my watercolor journal
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I have never finished a whole sketchbook before. I think that I actually finished this one because I made the book with good watercolor paper and I didn't put too many pages in it. Only 16.

It has been fun and I'm excited to make a new book and get started on it.

This yellow bike just looked so cool up against the painted brick wall. It was drawn in ink first then colored with Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils. The ink I used wasn't waterproof so I used it for some of the shading with the water brush(this wasn't planned it just happened!) I think it turned out pretty neat.

What do you think??

I hope you are having a great Week!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The last days of Summer

Daisies are such a sign of Summer to me.

With Autumn just around the corner and school starting back up I decided to try and capture one last image of Summer.

This flower was done with Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils on #140 watercolor paper. I had fun doing this drawing of the flower from a different angle than you usually see.

What do you think?? Any Suggestions? I really need to find more time to play with these pencils.
I hope you are having a great change of the seasons,
Cheers! SB