Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “F”

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  I’m delighted you joined me for the next A2Z alphabet prompt.   My brain flicked and flittered with “F” letter ideas. The first thing that came to mind was a fence. The fence needed more, so I added a bicycle but the word bicycle doesn’t start with the letter “F”, so I  penciled in a frog and fox and to make the picture complete I sketched in a bit of foliage (tree), fluffy clouds, and a flowing hillside. Now, that’s not bad for art sketching through the alphabet for the letter “F”, huh?

I liked this so much so I used the general idea to create a card for my mother’s 72nd birthday, which was this past Tuesday.

I used my Kimberly watercolor pencils to trace the image, applying a bit of water on a q-tip I ran it over the watercolors making it look like a watercolor painting.

After uploading Mom’s bday card I noticed somehow I missed shading one side of the fence posts, so I thought I’d try to correct this in Pixelmator. It isn’t purrfect but it helps and then I added a bit of noise to the image giving the picture a grainy texture. I kinda liked it and thought hey this is sorta like digital sketching. I know, I know, I’m getting really flexible with my thinking.

I usually share some Friday Sillies today but since I’m doing this all month I won’t be but I did think of a clever way to give you a dose of laughs with today’s prompt by sketching a funny face.

When I showed this to DH he said, ” When did you do this sketch of me?” I replied, “Before you got your smaller frames.” 😀

I have more “F” subjects to sketch but I’m getting short on time, so I will have to wait until after the challenge ends.  I think I may incorporate a weekly sketch into my blog routine, what do you think, should I do it?

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂



Freak me out, leave a comment! Are you having a funky good time or are you feeling a bit like a fruit loop doin’ the A-to-Z shuffle? Can you help me to figure out what my next “F”  illustration should be? Float me a line in comments with your suggestion!

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you on tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!






A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk