Spring is coming:
Meteorological spring March 1.
Astronomical spring March 20.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday March 21
Easter April 4
Black history month portrait drawings - Muhammad Ali and Harriet Tubman. Do a search for subjects and start drawing portraits. They may or may not work out, but it will be good practice. An informative caption or blurb would be good too.
This image of champion boxer Muhammad Ali drawn from a photo I remember as being around the time he still went by Cassius Clay Jr, and perhaps just when he was drafted to the army. In 1964 he changed his name, as he had become a Muslim.
He was a conscientious objector against the Viet Nam war, and was sentenced to prison for refusing the draft. He managed to stay out of prison but was stripped of the heavyweight title, which he had won from Sonny Liston, and was not allowed to fight for the five years of his sentence. He won the title back, when he fought Joe Frazier and went on to win a third world heavyweight championship when he fought George Foreman. . The only boxer to win three world heavyweight championships in a row.
Harriet Tubman was a slave and abolitionist. She escaped to the North and freedom when she learned she was to be sold, (thereby being separated from her family). She went on to lead over 300 people to safety via the Underground Railroad. She was a nurse and a spy for the Union during the Civil War. After the war she continued the hard work of providing refuge for those who had nothing when they came to the North.
I did these drawings digitally - ipencil on iPad. The Muhammad Ali drawing was also screencast. If I ever get that edited, I’ll post that. Right now I’m just glad to have drawn it. I don’t even think it’s that recognizable. What a handsome man he was. Harriet Tubman so fierce and direct.
Sip N sketch session number 45, 2/19/21
Remembered images – In no special order yet .
Sip & Sketch session #45, hosted by theater costume and set designers, Lisa Jordan and Cindi Taylor,
Thank you so much for making these sessions possible.
They curate a set of images for each session. Participants draw each selection at varying 'pose' lengths - until the timer rings. Then most participants show their drawings briefly for a group screen shot in 'gallery ' view.
Rover plays fetch - gify animation Finger phone drawing, 2/18/21
Now let’s see if it works. It looped around in my phone, but so far not in FB.
Chinese New Year of the Ox, animated drawing gif, 2/19/21
Cannot control the ox! Keeps slipping away! Drawn in iPhone notes with finger. Gif produced online,
Host, Elizabeth Popiel, had picked out some valentine inspired themes for the session’s quickie warm up images. Lots of hearts of different formats.
Wooden hearts in a straw nest
Hearts of straw. Was that the scarecrow’s heart?
And then there was one of impending doom
Drawings added later:
Woman in South Africa entwined with light tubing.
Model in a mixed reds dress. (I could not see this at all..)
An old abandoned Victorian house
Modern multi-unit shopping container style building.
Landscape with bridge along Rte 1, Big Sur?
Subjects as remembered randomly out of order. Images curated by Lisa Jordan and Cindy Taylor.
My drawings are ipencil in IPad notes. I accidentally saved as one long image instead of starting new ones, so this may be low res.
My drawings from sip n sketch session number 43, 2/5/21
Remembered at random, a little better chrono order now?
My drawings from Doodle Dine Session #43, 1/31/21
Images remembered at random
My drawings from virtual sketch session, #43, 1/31/21
The host, Liz Popiel, has curated a set of images, (whether photos or art), for us to draw that session. They start with short times, 3 min.) ,set to a timer, and continue to longer ‘Poses’, c. 20 min, as if they were models posing. Participants hold up their work, if willing, between each image. This is all done over the Zoom platform.
Oh boy- and now FB is taking my blogposts as spam? Won’t allow me to link to these???? What can be in violation?
These are the programs of the February children’s drawing classes as they might have been.
2/02 Valentine’s Day
2/09 Presidents’ Day, Mardi Gras
2/16 Chinese New Year - of the Ox, (2/12-2/26),
2/23 Black History Month
Chinese New Year - of the Ox, (2/12-2/26),Valentine’s Day,. Mardi Gras 2/08-2/16.
Presidents’ Day, 2/15, Black History Month
Use my Demonstration drawings to print out, color, and draw from.
2009 was also the year of the Ox
It’s been snowing all night and still going. No shadows for the groundhog today. Would he even peek out of his burrow today? I still don’t know if it means lots more winter or not so much. At least we’re getting some of the light back. Mid February the finches start singing. Winter passes faster as one gets older, but it also returns faster. I wonder if one becomes more able to see the actual turning of the earth. You can see it if you watch sun shadows - like a sun dial.
So, I could not post this to FB. Apparently it goes against community standards. I’ve edited the occasion out of my February programs post, but FB still rejected it. For all the crap they allow, then to come down for such drivel....