Not Quite Real The latest entry in the Steve’s Sketchbook series is titled Paper Palm Tree. I heard it said somewhere along the way that you should never explain art. Just do your thing and let others figure out what it is supposed to be. If that is actually a serious rule, which I doubt, I am about to break it. For this piece of art, I had the idea of a palm tree drawn with colored pencils on white paper, and then cut out and held up in front of what I consider to be a nice sky, blue with a few white clouds here and there.
Fly Me to the Moon A rocket to the moon is the latest entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. I have always liked space-related things, going back as long as I can remember. Maybe that even goes back to when I was born. The astronauts of Apollo 14 returned to earth just a few days before I was born. Of course, I don’t have any clear memories of the Apollo missions, because they ended when I was still quite young.
Swimming Along A sea turtle swims by in this latest entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. Of course, as this is artwork instead of a photograph, you will not see a real turtle like this out in the wild. But that is the point of art, after all - to create something interesting, whether or not it is real. As you may know, sea turtles are found in the ocean around the Hawaiian islands, among other places.
It’s Just Me A self-portrait is the latest entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. Just something fun to pass the time. For these different Steve’s Sketchbook posts, I keep trying different styles, just to see what all I can do. Compare this one to the previous Work from Home sketch. This one has thicker lines and a different coloring style with more texture to it. I didn’t really like the “flat” look of that Work from Home sketch.
The Work Goes On A not-quite-accurate look at how I work from home is the latest entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. This was just a quick sketch. So I did not take the time to include more details, like pictures hanging on the walls, or all of the stuff on my work desk. It really isn’t junk. Really. And there are a few other things in the room with me. It isn’t just me and the computer desk in here.
Friend or Fowl? A chicken is the latest, rather unlikely entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. When I was thinking of what to draw next for this series, one of the first things that popped into my brain was a chicken. I really don’t know why. Chickens are always interesting to me. I like to watch them run back and forth. I like to hear them make their noises. They are funny in the ways that they move and sound.
Trees and Clouds For this installment of Steve’s Sketchbook, here is an artistic view down our driveway, which we see on our frequent walks. During our extended time at home, we have more time to go for walks. And as you may know from some of the photos posted here, we have a long driveway. What better place to practice social distancing while still getting some exercise? When we can, we go out and walk a few laps down the driveway and back.
Who’ll Stop the Rain? Checking to see if it is still raining in this latest entry from Steve’s Sketchbook. Because it has been one rainy day after another around here. There have been a few days here and there when there hasn’t been any rain. And there have even been a few occasions lately where we have seen the sun. But there haven’t been all that many of those. So the sunny days seem like a rare treat when we get them.
A Nice Day at the Beach A nice beach scene is the latest entry in Steve’s Sketchbook. Wouldn’t you like to be somewhere like that? I know I would! Yes, this latest sketch ended up looking more like a painting than a sketch. If you are curious, it did start out as more of a sketch, but then I decided that I liked this painting look better, so I used the sketch as a guide for the painting.