Friday, April 29, 2016

Scenes of the Breakfast Wait

Around my house, one of the most anticipated moments of the day is breakfast.

This anticipation comes, mind you, from the two cats and the two dogs.  And as much as they love their breakfast, what they really anticipate is mine.

Could be someone in my house (spouse?) shares bites of cereal with them.  I just don't know...

Anyhow, they have positions they assume each and every morning.  So the other day, I decided to draw them.

You can see that the dogs have a much more laid back approach, but trust me, they are watching every move either human makes.  One step toward the cereal cabinet and they fly off the bed.
I did these in my Strathmore mixed media 500 sketchbook with a fineliner.

I wanted to try some unrealistic coloring with watercolor, just to practice values and such.  So I printed a copy of the sketch of the dogs onto cardstock and painted it.  Cardstock isn't the best for watercolor, of course, but it was fun to mess around. 

This is the fun of scribbling--seeing what you love in the world, and then playing with how to capture it!

What about your breakfast ritual could you draw and/or write about?

And check out Danny Gregory's terrific book Art Before Breakfast!

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