Sunday Sketches

I’m still enjoying Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab so for this week’s Sunday Sketches I drew a little imaginary animal on some junk mail, adding gesso and watercolor. This was done on a page from a Serena & Lily catalog. I gessoed up a few pages so I’d have a few on hand. Carla will be having some online classes in August and I’d love to take one. I’ll have to wait and see.

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29 thoughts on “Sunday Sketches

  1. Kristin Dudish

    This is one of my most favorite books… ever!

    I love your imaginary animal (on junk mail!) – so, so cool 🙂


    p.s. I took her “Silly 2” class and it was lots of fun!

  2. Jehanne

    Wow. This is so inspiring. I want to go open my book and do something. Good news to hear that there will be an online class. I will check it out.

  3. Voie de Vie

    I really love this little guy. He looks like your interpretation of the Target dog!

    I am really intrigued with your gesso and watercolor on a catalog page. Was the original catalog page thick paper? I particularly love how you got his shadow underneath him. Really wonderful subtle shading.

    1. admin Post author

      It was a home decor catalog so the paper was better quality than some catalogs but still not very thick. About like a good magazine. I gessoed it thinly before painting and that gave it a little more thickness. The black is Scribe All pencil. I don’t think I mentioned that. Love those.

      1. Voie de Vie

        No, you didn’t mention the Scribe All pencil. I’m going to check out the book (and the pencil!). I’ve been marinating over a self-portrait book for a while (drawing faces, especially my own, gives me the heebies). I want to do some of the suggested exercises in it, and then Ms. Sonheim’s book will be next. 🙂

        1. admin Post author

          Let me know if you like the portrait book when you get it. I can always use more help with those.

  4. Nan

    Love your imaginary animal. I have her book and have enjoyed reading it. You’ve inspired me to actually start doing it! 🙂 Nan

  5. My Style Canvas

    So cute! He looks like he’d have a waggily tail. Or like he would make a nice squeaky toy. Lol.


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