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The Artist's Tale

Welcome to my world.  I started this several years ago as a way to keep myself motivated, that is to keep my site and drawing hand fresh and alive.  Every post will be accompanied with a drawing, sketch or finished work of art.  I must confess that I haven't posted all that much at times and then iver compensated by overloading it with images.  Oh such is the life of an artist.

Everything on this section is created solely by me, Ricky Lewison so please don't use any of it without my expressed permission.  This is my livelyhood after all and my hard work creating these images.  If you wish to use some of the pieces that great!  Just contact me and we can come to an arrangement.

Thanks!
Rick 

September 4,2014

Both of the drawings on today's post have come from my mind yet one of them comes from my memory.

The drawing of the boy is once again an example for a project that I am working on.  This one I wasn'y really concentrating on the boy as much as what he's wearing and the colors.

The second is a blast from the past as it's a drawing of the house that I grew up in.  After I finished the drawing I realized that I forgot to add a tree, so please forgive the omission.

Enjoy!

September 03, 2014September 03, 2014 September 04, 2014September 04, 2014

September 2,2014

Greetings and welcome to September!  Well entry has three different drawings yet all kind of drawn in the same way.

The first, is a sketch I did for a project just trying to get some ideas for a character.  This drawing came completely from my mind with no reference.  Well, except for all of the children that i have seen over my life that is.  This drawing was done with ink pen and a brush pen.

The second, I used a photograph that I recently took while on vacation at Yellowstone Park.  While I did use ink and brush pens to do the drawing, also adding ink washes using a water brush.  I added the blue of the water by using watercolor pencils then used the water brush over that.

The third drawing was drawn completely from life.  Last Friday I had lunch at a local Wendy's restaurant and as I looked out the window something said "draw me", so I did. Once again I used a Micron pen, my faithful brush pen, and the water brush to make the grays.

It was a lot of fun drawing all three of these pieces using all my skills and imagination.

Enjoy!

August 25, 2014August 25, 2014 August 27, 2014August 27, 2014 August 29, 2014August 29, 2014

August 28,2014

Hello and greetings to my 2.3 followers.  Today I'm posting once again from my trusty drawing pad, but these have a twist.  I have been doing some experimenting with my drawings lately.  Yes, they are drawn with pens as usual, but I have been adding thin washes of ink to them.  It's taken a bit of time to get used to controlling the way that ink will flow on the drawing.  The first thing is, you can't control it, it does what it does and you have to be prepared for what happens.  I'll tell you it's a lot of fun!

I am also playing with adding watercolor to my drawings as well.  Not "real" watercolors, but watercolor pencils.  They are really cool actually.  Just color as you would normally with colored pencils, then just brush on some water.  Nifty!  Once I get comfortable using watercolrs, I may start using more traditional watercolors.

Enjoy!

August 13, 2014August 13, 2014 August 15, 2014August 15, 2014 August 19, 2014August 19, 2014 August 21, 2014August 21, 2014 August 22, 2014August 22, 2014

August 7,2014

I realize now, that I may have bitten off a bit more than I could chew.  I had in all earnestness planned to create a drawing a day.  Unfortunately life does get in the way and I was about six short last month and I have missed a day or two already in August.  I won't say that this is alright, but I know that I must do better, and I will.   Heck, with vacation and all I didn't even get the drawings scanned until yesterday! 

So, below are the drawings from July and the beginnings of August.   Happy Drawing!

August 3, 2014August 3, 2014 August 5, 2014August 5, 2014 August 6, 2014August 6, 2014

July

July 3, 2014July 3, 2014 July 4, 2014July 4, 2014 July 5, 2014July 5, 2014 July 6, 2014July 6, 2014 July 7, 2014July 7, 2014 July 8, 2014July 8, 2014 July 9, 2014July 9, 2014 July 10, 2014July 10, 2014 July 11, 2014July 11, 2014 July 17, 2014July 17, 2014 July 18, 2014July 18, 2014 July 19, 2014July 19, 2014 July 20, 2014July 20, 2014 July 22, 2014July 22, 2014 July 23, 2014July 23, 2014 July 24, 2014July 24, 2014 July 25, 2014July 25, 2014 July 26, 2014July 26, 2014 July 30, 2014July 30, 2014 July 31, 2014July 31, 2014

 

July 3,2014

I saw a video on You Tube about Chris Ayers, an artist and designer who after a year-long battle with leukemia was in remission and decided to draw an image a day for a year.  That was over seven years ago and he's still drawing.  You can learn more about Chris at his website: http://www.chrisayersdesign.com.

So taking inspiration from him, I have decided to create a drawing a day for a year.  Will I make it?  Will I run out of ideas?  Who knows, but I'm going to do the best that I can.  So come back every Friday and see how it's going progressing. Here are the first two.  Enjoy!

July 1, 2014July 1, 2014 July 2, 2014July 2, 2014