Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

I’m stepping away from my norm here (just for a moment, I promise) and sharing a slightly different kind of art I’ve been exploring. I’ve enjoyed pencil sketches since high school but watercolors are new for me. The video is a combination of real time and time lapse. I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s the pencil drawing before watercolors were applied.

diabolic pencil drawing by Heidi Denney

And the final painting.

diabolic watercolor painting by Heidi Denney

Tell me all the arts you enjoy. Let’s be art friends. ^____^

When I was in High School and for a long time after, my artistic tools included paper and pencil. That was my thing. So a few years ago when I started pen and ink, it nearly gave me an ulcer to create in such a permanent way.

It only took a few months for me to fall in love with that exact aspect of pen and ink! Let perfectionism go and just draw. If you mess up, rework your design. Deal with it.

Then there is the hard contrast of black and white. It’s so clean. So crisp. Organized. Unwavering. All things that define what I want now.

I fought mixing my new art with my old for… some reason. Like the pencil somehow dirtied my crisp, clean drawings.

At last, I gave in. And that old satisfying feeling of shading… Well it’s good to be home. BUT I still feel like the pencil dirties the pen and ink. I’m just not sure I can handle it yet.


Sara just happens to be one of our amazing photography clients. We’ve photographed her a couple of times now and absolutely love her and her mom! As I was scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon this drawing of hers and just had to share it with you. She’s not just a model and actress, she’s an artist too. 🙂

Artwork in this post is © Sara Foster

Owl Doodle by Sara Foster