Still Life with Pug - sketchbook page by Serena Fenton
Betsy-Tacy Tree, ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Betsy Tacy Trees

July 8, 2015

The Betsy-Tacy Illustrations are so fabulous.  They capture the comfort and coziness of the fabled American Midwestern childhood (well, my mother’s anyways).  The girls looks so stiff that they are almost like stuffed dolls.  The backgrounds are American Regionalism, reminiscent of Wanda Gag.  When trying to think of new ways to draw a tree, I stumbled back into […]

Character study in pencil by Serena Fenton

Character Study

June 1, 2015

Consistency is paramount for illustrators, so so I keep reading.  So I am working on an all-round understanding of my characters: front, side and back.  Character 1 (Rowena?)

polar bear challenge - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Polar Bear

May 31, 2015

There has been a full month to think about the #pinchpunchpost Polar Bear June 1 challenge, but, of course, I waited until down to the wire.  Well, I exaggerate. It’s only 9:30 pm on May 31…

Cats of Distinction - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Snapshots - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Even more Inktober!

May 30, 2015

Still trying to get images re-post from the Drupal site.  Yes, I could try to rebuild the database in WordPress.  I could also spend a gorgeous Saturday afternoon pounding my thumb with hammer.  Path of least resistance: re-post!

Walk time - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Walk Time

May 30, 2015

Actually my dog, Lula, looks pretty much like this – especially when I put on my running shoes.  She is ever optimistic.

Rounders - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Today's dog - pencil sketch by Serena Fenton
Oh dear - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
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Experiments In Robotics

Reconstruction: Inktober 1

May 20, 2015

I am beginning the slow reconstruction of 6 months of blogging.  All of this began last fall when I was away from teaching, on fall break down in Eastern North Carolina.  That’s when I read about the Inktober Initative by Jake Parker and decided, ‘what the heck’.  It would be great to do a drawing […]