Mermaid on the rocks

 

Mermaid for BoogsThis weekend I finally decided it was time to draw again. It’s been a really, really long time. My closet is full of art supplies I haven’t used since college! So I packed up my colored pencils and my sketchbook and made it a goal to draw something that day. My only restriction was to draw something with a lot of color because my color palette lately has been a bit desaturated.

This particular drawing took a long time because I pressed really hard on the colored pencils to get a crayon effect. Crayons have a great look, but they snap often and that’s no good.

I’ll probably do a more detailed illustration based on this sketch.

 

Photoshoot with Nadira

Nadira The Art of Middle Eastern DanceLast week Nadira was in from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Toward the end of the photoshoot, two mutual friends showed up and did a great job as lighting assistants. Most of the photos were taken against a black backdrop. This particular photo was also taken against black. However, I thought it would look a lot more interesting with a dramatic sky. Thankfully I’ve been gathering quite a few interesting sunsets and found one that fit the bill.