I managed to make it to Starbucks before the incoming blizzard.  This sketch is a two-for:  the last daily drawing in my journal for January and a coffee shop watercolor for Jane LaFazio’s Joggles class.  I did this with Noodlers ink in an old Esterbrook pen. On this paper it wasn’t permanent and smeared with the addition of watercolor, maybe because it is a book of watercolor paper and the sizing kept it from bonding with the paper.  Any way, I like playing with pen and watersoluble ink so it wasn’t that big of a problem…..


Dell Knows Best

I had a fun time on the phone for what felt like hours arguing with the Dell rep.  I just got in R2’s new laptop and they had messed up on it.  He ordered a KC Royals Fan special imprint for his laptop– a KC Royals logo on a royal blue background.  His computer arrived with a lavender/purple background.  When I called Dell they said it was not a Dell error since I had ordered it online without a salesperson helping me.  (I’m still trying to figure out what that has to do with the computer being purple instead of blue.)  Who cares if the paint job is not the same as the one they show online, they say it’s my fault not their QC dept.  If I wanted it fixed, I had to pay a 15% restocking fee, the computer is over $1000 -eeek!  This after paying extra for the custom logo to begin with!!!!!  Grrrrr, I’m still frustrated!



Watercolor on Location Class- Week 2

For Jane LaFazio's Joggles class this week we were supposed to sketch in a cafe or coffee shop.  I'm a tea drinker and was starving after a night shopping, so I decided to go to Panera instead.  I got my food right off the bat and settled into a booth to sketch it.  I wasn't even finished drawing when one of the employees, came up to me to say they were closing.  Ackkk!!  (The server was really very nice and said I could stay until I was finished, but I didn't want to be impolite and keep the staff from closing.) I slopped some paint on and gulped down my dinner.  The lettering and story were added at home.


Spooky Munny

I bought this Munny and was going to draw a manga monkey on it.  However, I decided it was interesting to watch the play of light and shadows on it and left it plain.  It reminds me of the plasters used in traditional drawing classes.  I decided to uplight Munny with a flashlight and draw his spooky mood for today.


Lemur Love

When we watched the cartoon Madagascar, no one in the family really cared much for the main characters.  We all loved the supporting characters- the penguins and KING JULIAN!!!  The kiddos have been having a blast watching a DVD of the spin off Penguins cartoon show tonight.  I think it might have seeped into my brain and influenced my drawing tonight…..