Good shots! :)
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As with my first sketchbook, I find myself going back through the pages and finding half-finished sketches that I feel drawn to complete. As commenter and fellow artist Ynne pointed out in a previous post, one of the things that was odd about the sketch was that the angel’s wings were seemingly growing out of his head rather than his back. So that was the first thing I decided to address.
I feel pretty good about the changes to the figure so far but the feet are proving to be particularly challenging. I see a foot drawing tutorial in my future.
Just go through our archives, lots of good studies there! :)
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“I am investigating the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer.”
Awesome painting! :)
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Last weekend, a friend hosted me for my first exploration into historical Charleston, SC. As I sat in contemplation at the end of her long dock, several unusual boats drifted or motored past. The first was a small trolling boat – and the elderly dark-skinned man aboard tipped his cap in pure Southern style. Next came a deluxe triple-decker fishing boat whose captain sported a white yachting cap – but he did not even notice my presence. A woman in a blue kayak-like boat used her feet to propel herself along.
I closed my eyes to bask in the sun, but soon was roused by the chugging sound of a massive Coast Guard boat complete with bright orange cranes. To my surprise, from the opposite direction paddled this lone woman in a bikini. I asked if I could take her photo alongside the Coast Guard boat, since all she needed to get herself from here to there was a board and a paddle! What contrast!
Nice shot! :)
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The attached toe pic was taken in Columbia, SC and became the subject of a post on my “Carolina Yankee” blog, which I titled “Toe be or not toe be.” The post actually has several toe pics included.
Oddly enough, the cover photo of the Carolina Yankee Facebook page is of my bare tootsies and has been since day one!
Fun shot! :)
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This sketch doesn’t even capture half of what I’ve been feeling lately. Feelings of frustration, stress, aggravation, depression, anxiety, disappointment… the list goes on and on. Although, I know everything is going to be okay, I just want to curl up into a ball and let my mind drift off to my “Happy Place.”
The sketch certainly portrays those emotions. Best wishes and great sketch!
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Charleston is filled with historical sites, trendy spots for shopping and dining, as well as plenty of access to the beach (yay!!!!) and loads of southern charm. We definitely plan on visiting again soon. Here are a few tips in case you’re heading out to Charleston:
By far, my favorite beach this weekend was Isle of Palms! It’s a 20 minute drive from Charleston, or you can stay at a resort nearby. The beach itself is kinda narrow, but the town is nice with ample *cheap* parking. If you like waves, this beach has plenty, and you can rent surf boards nearby. Pets are allowed on leashes. Folly beach does not (we found out the hard way), and it can get really crowded there. We enjoyed the sand and waves for quite some time!
Magnolias is a beautiful southern restaurant in uptown Charleston. It’s the perfect blend of uptown chic and down home cooking! Loved the atmosphere and the the design of the restaurant. The food was delicious as well! I’d recommend the Pecan Crusted Salmon. I”m usually not a fan of seafood, but this dish made me rethink my own choice!
After walking around in the hot sun, we needed to grab a bite to eat. Gaulart & Maliclet is in the King St. area, but keep a sharp eye out- the entrance to this spot can be easily missed! Once you’re inside, you’ll enjoy the trendy Parisian atmosphere. The special that day was the “curry potatoe soup”. Delish!
You definitely need to try the Charleston Harbor Tours. Spend a relaxing afternoon cruising the harbor and spotting dolphins. After the cruise take a walk around the South Carolina Aquarium and check out the cool sea life!
What do you think? Have I missed anything about this little city by the sea? Leave comments and tell me about your favorite spot in Charleston!
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Driving in Anderson, SC
Nice shot! Driving barefoot is a blast! :)
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–Ralph Waldo Emerson
…here are some ‘feet’ with the Fathers Day theme. My 5 and 3 year old spell out We heart Dad! on their toes with the help of mom.
From Isle Of Palms on the coast of ‘Carolina’
Fantastic shot. And a Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere! :)
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My wife’s toes dipping in our creek out back, in South Carolina
Nice to have a creek out back! :)
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A nest excavation in South Carolina–72 hours after a nest boils, certified people dig up the nest looking for any babies that didn’t leave with the group. Many times it is because they are still flattening out, after being rolled into a ball in the ping-pong shaped nest for 45 to 60 days!
Wonderful shots, that is such a beautiful thing to do!
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