Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Doodle No. 29 Green Hole with Shrimp

If you ever visit a green hole, be sure to get a souvenir while you’re there. 


Someone challenged me to draw a black hole using a tiling other than the regular square one. That’s why there are triangles. Plankton and 2D RNA structures decorate the surface. The gold planet and most of the little dots shimmers in the light with mica paint. 
4” square

Prismacolor black ink, Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, Finetec mica watercolor paint on Stonehenge 250 GSM 100% cotton paper. 


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Doodle No. 27 Bunny in a Triangle

Bunny spends some time in a Sierpinski triangle thinking about lunch.


3.5” by 5.5”

Prismacolor black ink, Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, and mica watercolor paint on Stonehenge 250 GSM 100% cotton paper.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Doodle No. 28 Moth Fractal

3.5” by 5.5”
Moths and a few copies of my dog, Kepler, inhabit a #fractal. The lizards and other doodles along the sides and top are very much in the style of Marty Kenney. 


The last several pieces I’ve done have a lot of coloring, a lot of pigment. This time I tried to use light colors with a lot of white, in part, to see if it would take less time to color, and it did! I’m sure I’ll go back to my saturated colors though. I love color, but this pink is nice for a change.

Drawn with archival #Prismacolor black ink and Faber-Castell #Polychromos pencils on #Stonehenge 250 GSM 100% cotton paper. 


Monday, July 8, 2019

Doodle No. 26 Rainbow Alternating Steps



The rainbows came back. They always come back if you wait long enough. 

The image is 3.4” by 5.6” 
set it in a 5” by 7” black mat.

Prismacolor black ink and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils on Stonehenge 250 GSM 100% cotton paper with a bit of mica paint for metallic details.
 


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Doodle No. 25 The Devil’s Staircase

The young cashier at the paper store convinced me that I really needed to open an Instagram account. And so I did. I’m planning to use it to share my artwork. So, now you can follow me there, if that’s you’re thing. https://www.instagram.com/gwenbeads/


The Devil’s Staircase (AKA, the Cantor Function) is a weird fractal function that I studied in graduate school. What I seem to remember the most about it is how to draw it. 

The colors were inspired by a Vincent Van Gogh painting “Bedroom at Arles” from 1888.

The image is 3” by 5”. 

Prismacolor black ink and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils on Stonehenge 250 GSM 100% cotton paper. 



Yip yip!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Doodle No. 24 Six Holes



How many black holes is too many black holes?

This is one of the largest pieces in the series so far. It certainly took me the longest. The image is 7” by 8.8”. 

Here you can see how the details of silver mica shimmer in the light. I quite like the effect. 

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