Breathe – In Graphite (Slow Coloring -Finishing Up)

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Wow, this one took just about forever to color. It was wonderfully relaxing, though. Slow coloring always gives me a chance to take a little inventory. As each tiny shape gets filled in, I notice whether the slowness feels nurturing or if I feel tense or distracted. The more I practice slow coloring, the more [...]

Breathe – In Graphite (Slow Coloring)

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , |

This one is going to take a while! One of the things that I really like about using soft graphite pencils is that little, light dabs of pencil lead add so much sooty darkness. No matter how lightly I make each stroke, it's enough to add more shadowing and contouring. Lead sharpness makes a big [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:47-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Lots of photos today! That's what happens when I take a holiday vacation day and settle in for a nice long afternoon of coloring. There were a few times where I was starting to get concerned that the tones in this coloring were getting just a bit too dreary - but I have to admit [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 4

2017-05-08T11:51:47-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

A bit of silent holiday season blogging, listening to the scritchy scratchy sound of pencils on paper. :) Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Transcend For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers (Angie's Gentle Mood Menders - Volume 4) Colored with: Derwent Graphitint pencils

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 3

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

When I'm drawing, I never really think about how complex one of my drawing might be. One line tends to lead gently to the next, and certain types of shapes like to appear in family groups at times. Bit by bit, it all adds up until the drawing is full of lines and shapes that [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 1

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

As I was finishing up my last coloring (the all graphite pencil picture) I was also doing a lot of sketchpad drawing. And in the middle of all of the gray tones on my sketchbook pages, all of a sudden little dabs of color started to sneak in. Part of that color play was with [...]

Baubles – Gingerbread Cookies Style Day 3

2017-05-08T11:51:49-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Gingerbread cookie coloring still. In today's slideshow you can see more of the "white" frosting that was colored using two extremely pale beige tones to give the white some frosted contour. Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Baubles (Angie's Patterns - Volume 4) Colored with: Copic Sketch Markers. ____________ From my Facebook post: [...]

Transcend (Wide Tipped) – Day 1 (Thoughts on Caretaking and Loss)

2017-05-08T11:51:51-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog post is a little bit different than usual. I'm combining something that I wrote a couple of days ago as we were nursing an ill goat with something I wrote yesterday and posted on my Facebook group. The past few days have involved coloring while caretaking as well as coloring while processing the [...]