Sketchy Mondays – A Portrait

Pencil sketch in a moleskine sketchbook…


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Sketchy Mondays – Beware: Summer is Coming

Heather Carr 2012 sketch

I know I said I wouldn’t be back until later in the month, but it’s so hard to stay away!  Just pretend you didn’t really see me, because I really won’t have any more time this week… Still busy painting away!  I had to put up this sketch, because as summer vacation draws ever nearer, I’m filled with greater and greater dread.  Oh yes, summer IS coming.

p.s. I added some filters post-scan just for fun.

Sketchy Mondays – Zombies and Women

Heather Carr 2012 sketchOkay, so it’s barely still Monday here…. but it’s not midnight yet, so that’s all that matters!  Above is a sketch I just did tonight while waiting for my kids to fall asleep.  I think she’s in a drug-addled haze…  I would say child-addled daze, but that leaves less to my imagination.

I’ve been thinking about the 5k Zombie Run that I’m doing later this summer…

which explains this…

mmmmm…. brains…

Heather Carr Sketch 2012

Hope to be back Wednesday or Thursday!  It’s a busy week of painting!

Sketchy Mondays – Pencil Sketch – Weekly Herald – Shoreline City Hall Show

Heather Carr pencil sketch 2012

I did this sketch Saturday night while hanging out in bed and watching a show – whew, the wild life I live!  I’m only posting the one sketch, as I’m caring for my daughter today, who has had incredibly high fevers for 5 days.  Heading to the doctor soon…

Thursday, I went to the Open House for my new show at Shoreline City Hall.  I’d like to say we had a huge turn out, but most people I know are still at work at 5pm, and not so close to Shoreline either. 😦  But… I had a good time anyway, and it was great to see my work up on the walls!  Here’s some of the work.  It’s up until the end of July.

There was a small piece in The Weekly Herald (05/25/12) about our show, and they printed one of my paintings for the article.  It was quite a surprise!

Sketchy Mondays – Sketchbook Whales, Air Fresheners, and Business Socks…

I did this last week, while drawing with my 7-year-old. She asked me to write a diary entry from an animal. We also did some collaborative drawings - fun!!!

I’m bummed that I never got a second post out last week.  I’ve been so busy!  Tuesday I’ll be dropping off 10 paintings for another show.  Hope to share the details with you on Wednesday.

As promised, here are this week’s picks from my sketchbooks.

Heather Carr sketch drawing

Business Socks…Heather Carr sketch drawing

Heather Carr sketch drawing

This is based on a very old horror comic. I made this for my dorm room door my freshman year of college. I found it folded up in one of my books...

I love potato trees…

Sketchy Mondays

Heather Carr 2012 Art

Something that is sketchy can also be described as incomplete, fragmentary, vague, imprecise, imperfect, hurried, and hasty.  All those things could describe my various sketchbooks too.  I often draw when I’m half asleep and totally depleted from my day.

Heather Carr 2012 Art

I love looking at artists’ sketchbooks, even when they aren’t fancy, but just fragments of ideas captured on paper.  So, I’ve decided to try, once a week, to share some sketches from my books.  I hope you enjoy them!

Heather Carr Art 2012

If you are looking for an interesting book on artists and their sketchbooks, check out An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory.  Love this book!

Heather Carr Art 2012

Heather Carr Art 2012

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