YATESVILLE LIGHTHOUSE, GEORGIA @ 8/28/14 sfa oswoa by kimartist

Miniature ink painting of a faux lighthouse from a cell-phone pic that my friend, Doris, sent me.

The other pic is of Van Gogh’s “Village Street in Auvers” which I constantly referred to while painting this to keep myself from getting too fussy with the details.

Side note: I ended up only using four colors in this: Red, blue, green and yellow, which gave it a bit of an Andrew-Wyeth-meets-Van-Gogh feel. In my opinion. Your results may vary.

4”x6”
Adirondack ink
Jacquard PInata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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DRAWJAMMAS! @ 8/28/14 sketches by kimartist

DrawJam, y’all. Cool peeps. Ice tea. Almond Danish. Live music. Everything you need.

Hrrm… I’m trying to figure out why I went crazy with the Sharpies on the neck (1st pic)? Yi yi yi. It was a dark and stormy night… That’s my story and I’m stickin’.

Last pic: So I’m a non-animator surrounded by animators… What to do? I’m told that it “looks like a batty from Fern Gully having a bad day.” Lol. Not bad for my 1st attempt. Rofl.

5.5”x8.5”
Sharpie ink
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Strathmore Sketch paper

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"KENNEDY MISTRESS" LIVE MODEL @ 8/27/14 sketches by kimartist

"Kennedy Mistress" is the tongue-in-cheek name that the model gave to the session…

Everyone liked it, though, so it stuck.

She started with a Jackie-O type suit and really high-heeled pumps, which sort of limited the poses she could do (i.e. tight clothing, painful shoes, etc.) and then moved to a swim suit. I couldn’t discern any sort of story being told from the poses…?

Me, the artist? I started out by using some Ultra Fine Point Sharpies (my preference) and then moved to some Koh-I-Noor pencils (which I found too soft and limited in tonal values). I much prefer the linework and the challenge of trying to find something interesting and different (i.e. stylized). I realized when she put on the swimsuit, though, that I rarely focus on tonal values & decided that this would be a good time for that kind of practice (i.e. when the model was showing a lot of skin and wearing a plain/unadorned swimsuit).

11”x14”
Sharpie ink
Strathmore Sketch paper

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"FLAPPER GIRL" LIVE MODEL @ 8/20/14 sketches by kimartist

Late posting these, sorry!

Ever get so much “in the flow” that it’s kind of boring? Yeah. Kind of like that.

I do like how most of them turned out, however - I’m just kind of bored with them. (Thank God the “light green” Sharpie photographed pretty well, unlike the fluorescent yellow!). I’m trying to develop an “Art Deco-y” swirly sketching style for the live models, but I just didn’t feel like it worked with this particular model and the types of clothes she was wearing. Maybe next time…

One thing: I found the clothing (1920s flapper girl) very difficult to draw, because it is SO different from today’s clothing, with the balloon sleeves and diagonal cuts, etc. (It was good practice, though!)

And the model was very good. Of all the models I’ve seen so far, she actually did try to “tell a story” (non-verbally), rather than just strike a bunch of “supermodel” poses. What I got from the session was that she was a lonely flapper girl getting ready for (dressing up for) some kind of party and/or she went to a bar? Something like that. She really put a lot of thought into it.

One pose (not pictured here) was where she was putting on her party dress and she let it drop down her arms and stop at her face - obscuring her face - with her arms held up in the air (which made for a not-very-interesting drawing, at least from my angle), BUT I just really appreciated the amount of thought she put into visually illustrating every step in the process of getting ready for an evening out.

PICS 1 - 9:
11”x14”
Sharpie ink
Strathmore Sketch paper

PICS 10:
8.5”x11”
Sharpie ink
HP photographic paper, glossy

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NOT FOR SALE: YOSHI CLOSE SKETCH @ 8/23/14 sketch by kimartist

Workin’ the new Koh-I-Noor pencils…

5.5”x8.5”
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Strathmore Sketch paper

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WASH MY HANDS @ 8/23/14 sfa by kimartist

Boy howdy, I had a difficult time figuring out what I was going to do with this one after going crazy with those hands, lol. I definitely didn’t want to go with the obvious (Frankenstein monster), so instead I combined the ideas of Pontius Pilate with women’s issues…

8.5”x11”
Sharpie ink
Adirondack ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
Inkssentials Glossy Accent
HP photograph paper, glossy

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1% EINSPIRATION 99% TROUBLEMAKKIN’ @ 6/21/14 sfa by kimartist

Reposting with a much better photo!

And, yes, the word “Trouble-making” is deliberately misspelled - an “inside joke” between myself and the friend whose cat is featured here! ;)

8”x11.5”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
HP photographic paper, glossy

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1% EINSPIRATION 99% TROUBLEMAKKIN’ @ 6/21/14 sfa by kimartist

Reposting with a much better photo!

And, yes, the word “Trouble-making” is deliberately misspelled - an “inside joke” between myself and the friend whose cat is featured here! ;)

8”x11.5”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
HP photographic paper, glossy

k.i.m. artist
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SWIRLY L. JACKSON @ 8/24/14 sfa by kimartist

I’ve been requested to do more Samuel L. Jackson portrait art and I wanted to see if I could do more with my new “swirling line” technique. (Not an original technique, I know, but it’s new to me, so… ;) )

Used an Ultra Fine black Sharpie for the entire thing. I started by “blocking” out the dark/shadow areas with quick scribbled (back-and-forth) lines. Then went back and filled it out with some light crosshatching, being careful to avoid the white/bright highlights. Lastly I finished up by scribbling (with much trepidation) all over.

5”x7”
Sharpie ink
Strathmore Watercolor paper

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SWIRLY L. JACKSON @ 8/24/14 sfa by kimartist

I’ve been requested to do more Samuel L. Jackson portrait art and I wanted to see if I could do more with my new “swirling line” technique. (Not an original technique, I know, but it’s new to me, so… ;) )

Used an Ultra Fine black Sharpie for the entire thing. I started by “blocking” out the dark/shadow areas with quick scribbled (back-and-forth) lines. Then went back and filled it out with some light crosshatching, being careful to avoid the white/bright highlights. Lastly I finished up by scribbling (with much trepidation) all over.

5”x7”
Sharpie ink
Strathmore Watercolor paper

k.i.m. artist
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SWIRLING LINES. DEAD OF NIGHT. SELF-FORGIVENESS. @ 8/23/14 sfa by kimartist

I was actually in the process of trying to scribble out an ink drawing I didn’t like and I saw the beginnings of a male portrait… I also wanted to see if I could use my new white Koh-I-Noor woodless pencil to “pull out” the highlights… Not too shabby.

6”x6”
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Jacquard Pinata ink
Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

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SWIRLING LINES. DEAD OF NIGHT. SELF-FORGIVENESS. @ 8/23/14 sfa by kimartist

I was actually in the process of trying to scribble out an ink drawing I didn’t like and I saw the beginnings of a male portrait… I also wanted to see if I could use my new white Koh-I-Noor woodless pencil to “pull out” the highlights… Not too shabby.

6”x6”
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Jacquard Pinata ink
Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

k.i.m. artist
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YOU REALLY NEED TO COME OUT AND PLAY, ‘CAUSE I’M ALL CUTE AND STUFF @ 8/23/14 sfa by kimartist

I had to stop and take a “kitty break” from all the gypsy drawings, lol. :P

6”x6”
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Jacquard Pinata ink
Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

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YOU REALLY NEED TO COME OUT AND PLAY, ‘CAUSE I’M ALL CUTE AND STUFF @ 8/23/14 sfa by kimartist

I had to stop and take a “kitty break” from all the gypsy drawings, lol. :P

6”x6”
Koh-I-Noor pencil
Jacquard Pinata ink
Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

k.i.m. artist
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