Monthly Archives: January 2012

Daily Squiggle

Cartoon Squiggle Colored Pencil Drawing
Was that two outflung arms by sea?

I like the juxtaposition of the blue of the shirt and the yellow orange of the hair in this squiggle. I was working on the folds and creases of clothing. And there is some attempt at background.

Perhaps this squiggle woman works in the squiggle signal corps.


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Cartoon Squiggle Art Drawing Colored Pencil

Here is another lady with a hat, but more in my style. I’m still working on light and shadow and I can see now that there is some confusion going on in the arms.

The colors are based on violet with red and blue shifting their emphasis in the hat and blouse. I used marker as a base and colored pencil for shading.

Who knows where squiggles run, but this woman looks happy to be going there.


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Squiggle Project 365 Charles Carter Cartoon
She marches to her own drummer.

This is my version of a Charles C. Carter painting called Roxanne in Mauve that we discussed in our critique group with Teri Partridge a couple of weeks ago.

The hat is such an intriguing part of the painting, I felt that I wanted it to be the center of my sketch. It seems to do as well as a skirt as it does as a hat. I also wanted the lines of the hair to be repeated in the pattern of the shoes.

The color is done with colored pencil and marker. I used a more sophisticated color scheme than usual in my squiggles, but she is a high society woman. She may be signaling to her private jet in this photo. I’ll have to go check.