Tag Archives: sketches

Big Isle Tourists

Don’t you just love the look of happy tourists? Goofy, giddy, and hanging out far from their mainland commitments.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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Milky Again

This is the sweeter side of Milky … when he’s asleep.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper
)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

How To Read a Face

When I’m not sure how to get my hands moving, my ‘go to’ subject matter lately is faces. Quick sketches, usually one-liners, distorted and that’s what I love about them.

This one in particular is a favorite because I cannot read his expression. Is it disgust, boredom, disbelief, exhaustion, disdain, contempt, interest, confusion? He shows great concentration and appears almost ready to speak. What do think he’ll say?

(Reference: photo of Robert Mueller) (Click to enlarge)
politician.jpg(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on Moleskine®)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

More Squigglies

Just sharing a recent batch of ‘Squigglies” which I love to make because:

  • they’re fast
  • unpredictable
  • make me laugh

Caroline’s Crazy for Carrots
caroline_crazy_4_carrots_4274_wp

Queen Mantisqueen_mantis_4277_wp

Blue Jesterjester_4241_wp

Einstein’s Green Eyeeinstein_green_eye_4242_wp

Little Drummer Cowboydrummer_boy_4227_wp

Freakishly Strangefreakishly_strange_4222_wp

Old Womanold_woman_4239_wp

Blue Dancing Girlblue_dancer_girl_4244_wp(5 x 5″ mixed media in sketchbook)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Portrait Sketches

I often find photos of faces in the newspaper that move me — a pose, the eyes, an expression, the wrinkles…   I cut them out and keep them.

A week ago I was in just the right mood to pull out my recent stash of these. My moleskine® sketchbook and I had a glorious date.

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gang_portraits
(each ~3.5″ x 5.5″ micron pen on moleskine®)
Displayed artwork © 2013 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.