Thursday, July 25, 2013

Once Upon a Time

I recently was in search of some like minded artists and i was having a hard time finding any... i really just wanted to find some interesting, hopefully somewhat laid back people to sit around and draw with. It took me a while, and eventually I found some folks who were pretty into comic art and gaming art and stuff like that. But they were also very open to other kinds of sketching, so I was welcome too.  This did, however, lead to my getting interested in working on my own comic art, too. I had done a bit of this in the past, in zines, and in my art journals, but it had been a while!  I am working on some things now that I may show you later - in fact, will probably release as a zine - but here is something you can enjoy now! Click to view larger.

Pens: Pitt artists pens, in black (size S), and two shades of gray (size B)
Paper: Stathmore Bristol

Megan Noel

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Evening Skies

the western sky by megan_n_smith_99
the western sky, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

My condo building was having repairs done and was wrapped in plastic and surrounded by scaffolding for months. About a month ago the scaffolding came down and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have my balcony - and my view - back. I've been taking photos of the evening sky. My view is to the west, I can see the Olympic Mountains on the other side of Puget sound. I don't think I could ever get tired of this view.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

9000 Words

My creation by megan_n_smith_99
My creation, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

I may not have been blogging much as of late, but I have been painting! These are some of the watercolors I have been working on this summer. As usual I have been using Daniel Smith watercolors, Pitt artist pens, white gel pens, and Prismacolor pencils on Arches paper. (I usually use cold press, sometimes 300 lb and sometimes 140 lbs. )

Sometimes I feel like I put the best of myself into my paintings, and then I am left with not a lot of consequence to say. Hence, not a lot of blogging, but I am going to try - once again - to do better.

What are your favorite jobs for inspiration?