Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Color pencil over partial base layer of copic marker, micron pen, original art of maple leaf, Micro-Macro views of  maple leaf from leaves, to close up of veins on leaf, to cellular level, copyrighted.

 

 

Micro-Macro of Maple Leaf, in progress.

 

 

Micro-Macro of Maple Leaf, in progress.

 

Micro-Macro of Maple Leaf, in progress.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

“Barriers”, Color Pencil on Illustration Board, original art by Bonnie Bayham, copyrighted.

Barriers in progress, copyrighted.

Barriers in progress

 Barriers in progress

 

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Friday, June 24, 2016

 Art Journal

tree-of-life---5-6-16

 

More Art for Fun!  More trees of life.  More color pencil. This is the next day and the next in a series of trees of life in my  art journal . I have been quite obsessed with this subject matter and always in this sketch book, first drawn free hand in permanent black ink and then colored in with color pencils. This motif has been to go-to when I must draw and draw just for fun.    

 What to draw?

These abstractions of trees are pure imagination. I draw the quilt grid first and next draw each square with a fantasy tree and sometime lines for background.  Next is the color pencil part.  We had beautiful sunny spring weather in San Diego and that influenced my color choices.  These colors all came from Prismacolor pencils. 

 There is a difference between product and process.  These quilt motif drawings in this sketchbook, especially the tree of life drawings, are most definitely not product.  They are purely done for the joy of the process.

How to draw?

These little trees of life look very like the ones from 5/05/16.  These are a little less abstract in form.  These have similar application of the pencil.  There is a lot of texture in the marks and variation in value achieved simply by how much pencil was applied in area.  These were so much fun!

5/06/16 Color Pencil and Uni-Ball in a Canson Drawing Book

 

 

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Tree of Life, a series

tree-of-life=5-5-16

Art Journal

 

I do like to make an art journal drawing of something about my day.  But some days go by in a blur and I don’t have a chance to draw something from my day.  And sometimes it is late at night before I even think about drawing. Sometimes not even a favorite object at home inspires me to draw, but I still driven to draw.  I started drawing these quilt like abstractions of trees of life many years ago and they remain a go-to for a source of drawing pleasure.  They are pure fantasy, quickly and intuitively drawn with a permanent ink pen.  The color palette is spontaneously and intuitively chosen.  These are also in the re-purposed color pencil  art journal sketchbook that stays in my living room. I drew these late in the evening, over the course of a couple of evenings.

 

What to draw?

 

I started drawing these quilt like abstractions of trees of life many years ago and they remain a go-to for a source of drawing pleasure.  They are pure fantasy, quickly and intuitively drawn with a permanent ink pen.  The color palette is spontaneously and intuitively chosen.  These are also in the re-purposed color pencil sketchbook that stays in my living room. I drew these late in the evening, over the course of a couple of evenings.

 

How to draw?

 

I love these little studies like window panes.  I have repeated the six pane pattern over and over in this sketchbook.  They also look like quilt sections to me. (Art quilts is another form my art takes!)

Color pencils of course.  I am sometimes obsessed with drawing with color pencils. I love the possibilities given by using color pencils. In this drawing I left a lot of the pencil marks showing without blending.  It gives subtle texture and direction to the drawing.  I hope you enjoy my trees of life.

5/05/16 Color Pencil and Uni-Ball pen in a Canson Drawing Book by Bonnie Bayham

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Friday, June 10, 2015

Random Leaves

Color pencil drawing of leavesArt Journal

I like to make an art journal drawing of something about my day.  Then every time I see that drawing I have a memory of the moment, triggered by the drawing.  This is in the re-purposed sketchbook of color pencil drawings.  The art journal sketchbook stays in my living room and I draw in it late in the evening.

What to draw? Color pencil? Ink?

On a walk through the library lawn I was looking for something to draw. I picked a dandelion leaf, a geranium leaf, and a leaf from a hedge.  Each was not particularly remarkable in itself.

How to draw? Quilt pattern?

I love these little studies like window panes.  They also look like quilt sections to me.

It was ever so hot and sunny this day.  That is probably why my color choices are so bright.  I drew this all at night but the bright colors seemed right.  The colors are far more vibrant than the actual leaves.

I love the possibilities given by using color pencils.  The pencil strokes can be light or heavy.  The pencil marks can be left visible or blended smooth.  The pencil marks can by layered, color on top of color,  to create new colors and depth of color.

This drawing makes me happy over and over, every time I look at it.

8/27/15 Color Pencil and Uni-Ball pen in a Canson Drawing Book by Bonnie Bayham

 

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Saturday, May 29, 2016

Gail’s Lemon

Gail's Lemon is a color pencil drawing.

Art Journal

Gail’s Lemon is in a re-purposed sketchbook. This art journal sketchbook started as drawings, when I was sitting in meetings, during the boring parts. The drawings started as black ink and color pencils, 12 colors in a tin.  I found the partially filled sketchbook while tidying up and it is now in my living room for sketching at the end of the day.

What to draw?

This is Gail’s lemon, from her tree.  I drew this particular lemon because it was so interesting, with lots of green in the skin, and the curl and curve of the leaves.  We had gone to the Farmer’s Market, just a quick walk from her house.  I got chard, kale and beets for green juicing.  Gail gave me her lemons to add to the juice.  We got yummy lunch there, visited the lady with the lovely birds in cages, and got fresh gluten free pasta and bread.  It was a glorious and fun day.  And now every time I see Gail’s lemon in my art journal sketchbook I remember the fun of the day.

5/15/16 Color Pencil in a Canson Drawing Book by Bonnie Bayham

 

 

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