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Siamese Cat Profile Demo
4" wide
9B graphite pencil on sketchbook paper. Illustration for How to Draw a Siamese Cat Profile. Ari posed. He was a good boy and posed for a good twenty minutes looking at the kids playing in the hallway, giving me his gorgeous profile for more than one stage. Sweet cat muse!


Lemon on Pink Plate
5" x 7" approx.
Holbein oil pastels on sketchbook paper. Illustration for How to Mix Colors with Holbein Oil Pastels demonstrating that you can mix colors without redicing intensity at all if you go with their nearest neighbors on a split primaries and secondaries color wheel. Goes into color theory usable in any medium, the Holbeins were just so handy for pure colors with tints. They were fun. I had to do something that bright.

It came out so candy colored that it looks like it's sweeter than any lemon ever could be.

Then Twila and I went out to Hobby Lobby, where she paid me for my old Loew Cornell pastels set by buying me a couple of good long handle Winsor & Newton brushes on clearance, four pieces of felt in black and white for putting under rice paper for sumi-e painting, some snacks and juice from Wal-Mart. Great trade. We did some art after she came back and she drew my orange glass paperweight in graphite and Prismacolors so well I was awed. She is improving every time we sit down to have our lessons. Wow.

Now I know how teachers felt when I was chewing through everything they had prepared and they were bursting to share so much cool stuff that should've been over my head and wasn't. It's fun.


Philippine Shells
3" x 4"
9B Graphite on sketchbook paper. This is from the Weekend Drawing Event of August 14-16 2009, hosted by jlloren on WetCanvas.com. This is what I drew while Twila worked on the orange paperweight for about two and a half hours after we got back from our IRL shopping spree. I haven't done anything like that in ages, it was fun. They had a lot of good stuff on clearance but the non-clearance prices were shocking compared to online pricing.

So that was my very long, very intense day of being creative and productive. I've been up about 23 hours, since I got up at 2:30 in the morning to start writing HubPages articles. I'm now up to #22 done, only eight left and six days to do them in -- only two behind. I'm almost caught up but I'll probably keep going doing lots at a time to finish early and get back to editing my novel. That seems like the best way to go about it, then I'm not thinking about the Hubs thing while editing the novel or vice versa.
Explore-Oil-Pastels-With-Robert-Sloan.com Articles at eHow.com, ETSY shop, My Bonanzle Booth, deviantART gallery, SFFmuse and look for art by robertsloan2art on eBay. Listed on Art Blogs 4 U
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Interesting art blog: Patrick's Art Blog focused on realism!
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bunny_wabbitt
Aug. 19th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Great art, love the shell especially. Wow, sounds like you had quite the day. Good you have an arts and/or crafts store nearby. If you had one in Kansas, you were never able to get out to it. I'm happy for you.
robertsloan2
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's fun. They had some good stuff on Clearance, made me wish I had a little more cash with me. A lot of it was crafts stuff for scrapbooking and doll house making but some of it was good art supplies. It was great.

I'm glad you like the shell. It's been a while since I did anything like that in graphite, very glad about how that turned out. I want to do something more detailed with my Holbeins.
the_mongrel
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
What a wonderful Siamese! And the other ones are cool too!
robertsloan2
Aug. 21st, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He's my pretty boy. And he posed! He really didn't move till I was done with the drawing. I am so amazed and proud of him.
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