Charcoal on paper.
From life/observation.
5.5 X 8.5 inches.
15-30 minutes.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Mmmm… it’s fun having a studio again! It’s also fun seeing how working digitally has influenced what I do with traditional materials. For instance, I don’t think I would have chosen to draw these water bottles before my iPod Touch/Quill App series of cups, toothpaste tubes, and other everyday objects.

Charcoal on paper.
From life/observation & imagination.
5.5 X 8.5 inches.
15-30 minutes.

Charcoal wasn’t applied directly to the paper, but via charcoal-coated fingers (left and right hands), and kneaded eraser (right hand only) took some away.

No digital post-processing though I think the scan is a little warmer/browner than the original.

Ah… dirty hands… the antithesis of digital art-making! The studio is coming back together, at least for a little while, and it is a palpable relief!

Quill App on my iPod Touch to draw, Photoshop on my mac to lay out the page.
From life/observation.
10-15 minutes each.

Nightly Ritual 2010.05.26, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill App on my iPod Touch.
15-30 minutes.
From observation and imagination.

May 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

It’s been fun to draw some of the everyday objects around me.

The Door 2010.05.21, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill App on my iPod Touch
<= 15 minutes
From life/observation

May 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today I drew the door (need I say more?)