Wednesday, February 16, 2011

sketchbook delight


when i saw that alisa burke was offering a new online class called sketchbook delight, i signed up.....real-quick-super-fast-why-is-paypal-moving-so-slowly-kind-of-signing-up!  it's not so much a class filled with particular mixed media techniques, it's more a class filled with examples and permissions for honing a particular skill......drawing.  

  

alisa is teaching us how to look at things around us with an artist's eye.......looking at things in our world, things that inspire us.  for example, i have always loved this wire basket with that chunky wood handle.....



so i interpreted part of it in my new sketch journal.  it doesn't look anything like the basket (actually, i can't figure out what it really looks like!).....but it sure was fun taking a simple object and creating something simple with it, using really simple supplies:
pencil, watercolor, micron pens, and a bit of imagination!

you can read more about alisa's class here!


25 comments:

Miss Marple said...

Sigh...fabulous, I wish I had that eye...I love the things you make!

Doda said...

Lovely! I wish I had the time- and the spare cash to take classes like that just now. Ah well, there is a time for everything I guess. Have fun with your course. I look forward to seeing some of your results.

Martha Lever said...

I love it love it love it!!! I like how you put the color swatches at the bottom. oox

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, Lori, I love your sketchbook and your interpretation of the basket. Very colorful. I like the color swatches at the bottom too, very good for referencing later!
Have a great day!

Sophia said...

How fun is that. I like her idea/perspective on how to look at things around ourselves...from an artist's eye! =)

Nancy said...

Lorie, this is awesome....I love the interpretation....and that you added color......I think you are going to have a ball in this class.....

Hugs

Lindsey said...

I've never signed up for a class like that. I fear I'd not stay dedicated or not have time to complete it.

Eden said...

Wow!! Talk about color!! Crazy Color in Beautiful Watercolors! I love your drawing of the basket!! Sounds like a fun class, please please show us more :D

Ophelia said...

Oh Gosh!!!!! I really love the looks of this class! I really wish I could draw better!! Please keep us posted with more pics!!!

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi lori! SO glad you are having fun with this class! It sounds great and I love your interpretation of that very cool basket! Great color swatches...♥ I hope you show us more!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

So cool to find new designs that have been in front of you all along! And I love love LOVE alisa's classes!

Createology said...

Your enthusiam for learning something new in spite of your incredible talents is inspiring. Love your first assignment completion. The colors and design are beautiful. Happy sketching...

Beedeebabee said...

This is beautiful, Lori! The colors you used are gorgeous and I love your take on that pretty basket design...Sounds like a fun class! xoxo Paulette :D

Pat said...

Lori--you're rocking some abstract here! I love it.

Dawn said...

OOHHHH i have been debating back and forth on taking this class or not. I LOVE her sketchbook...but i just don't know how much i will learn. Ahh, decisions!

Claire M said...

Great idea for a page! P.S. I love the little key on your journal!

Mary said...

oh Lori fabulous things will come of you taking this class...you already sketch and doodle so well.

Ella said...

How fun; I love the colors and the idea of taking shapes and things that capture our attention and making them new. Have fun~

Becky Shander said...

What a fabulous drawing. I see little parked canoes, all waiting for their turn to be paddled out for some floating fun.

Judy Grupp Studio said...

Your sketch is the best recommendation to take that class. So clever! I love drawing and I can see you do too.

rachel awes said...

i looooove your interpretation!
it's DELICIOUS.
xoxox

Nicolette said...

This looks fantastic! I LOVE the colours...and I love the swatches -

Pretty Things said...

Marvelous!

joanne sharpe said...

ok Lori, you inspired me to sign up for Alisa's class today!!!! Can't wait to grow. I need some fresh new ideas and the class looks like it's just what i need! Looking forward to sharing with you too!!! And thanks for always leaving me blog love. xoxoxo

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