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Day 98(2 days late): Mother’s Day Present!

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

So, I’m a little late on this, considering Mother’s Day was on Sunday and it’s now Wednesday, but things got pretty crazy, so I’m just now getting to this… at any rate, I didn’t see my mom on Mother’s day, but will see her Friday!

Anyways, for my mom I decided to use the other hand casting from Day 66. For this one, I sanded it just like the one for my dad as much as I could with a sanding sponge. I then loosely colored all over it with a yellow prismacolor marker. Next, I drew a musical staff swirling down from the pointer finger to the wrist, getting larger as it went, with a dark gray marker. I wanted to do something musical since my mother is a professor of horn and also leads the family choir at church. I finally decided I would do something from church so I could write the words as well, and I found a site that had one of our Hymnal’s, Wonder Love and Praise, in it. I settled upon Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit because we always have so much fun when we sing it! So, I wrote the soprano and alto part out in a red marker, as well as the lyrics. It was hard to get everything to fit at the smallest part, so the measures are sort of long! Here’s the finished product:

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!! Sorry this is so late… So glad I get to see you Friday!

Anna Grace


Day 71: Hour of the Doodle

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

For today’s project, I decided to just doodle! I started at 8 as Tyra said “previously on Top Model…” and ended after she finished the “coming up on America’s Next Top Model” section at 9! ANTM is definitely my guilty pleasure :)

So I started by just doodling my name like I do a lot in class when I’m bored (model student, right here!) with a pen. I just kept adding more until it looked right to me. Then I drew some swirly ribbon thingys in the same way, adding more and more curves and swoops. I then went over the letters in a silver metallic paint pen, but there wasn’t enough definition, so I outlined them with a dark brown colored pencil. Next I filled in the ribbon things with red, lime green, and teal colored pencils. I still had awhile before the show was over, so I drew a flower in the upper corner with Prismacolor Markers, but it looked sort of out of place, so I drew some petals scattered all over at different sizes. I finished it off by outlining the petals and the flower in pen, and finished right as Shedding For The Wedding was coming on (so glad the Eco Wedding couple won, BTW!)! Here’s the finished product displayed nicely on top of my colored pencils with and without flash!

Things like this cover many many margins of notebooks! Another favorite thing to doodle is lamps! Maybe I’ll do one for this project someday?

Anna Grace


Day 41: Happy π Day!

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

Happy π Day! or Pi… whichever! That’s right! The old 3.14 is celebrated on March 14! So, in honor of that, I drew… PIE!

This first one is supposed to be a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie. I drew it with Prismacolor markers.


Sorry it actually looks more like pencil because the exposure was funky and I had to edit it in photoshop.

The second pie I did was my favorite (maybe second to pecan… maybe), Key Lime Pie! I drew this with Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

By the way, when I was browsing for some reference images, I came across this nifty invention.

It’s an individual pie slice pan! This way, nobody gets duped on the filling! I think it’s an excellent idea!

Aaaaannnnnddddddd…. now I really want some pie… dangit. :???:

Anna Grace


Day 27: Sketchy Scenes

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

Today’s project actually just started as me doodling while contemplating what to do for today! I ended up liking where the sketch was going, so I just continued it. This scene is what I feel like could be a cozy coffee shop or something.

Ignore the awkward angle of the couch… :)

I didn’t spend a ton of time on that sketch so you get a bonus project today :D

I came across my Prismacolor markers today and decided to do something with them. I contemplated a few different things, and then ultimately decided to recreate the pear drawing from Day 4 that I drew on my droid. My Mimom suggested I do a painting based off of it, but we’ll start with this Prismacolor sketch.

Anywho, there you have it! I really enjoy sketching and I think there will be a lot more of it in this project!

Anna Grace