Thanks for viewing and commenting...it really means a lot.
Book Scorpion: I like using all the colors in my Koi kit if possible; I don't know a lot about mixing colors yet--lots to learn, lots more colors to try. The problem with details is to know when to stop looking.
JTMB: I have been wanting to do people since I started to draw and have been practicing--if I'm lucky they come out, other times they don't. I haven't worked on live models yet--trying to get my husband to pose (not likely).
rgb: Thanks for the encouraging words. As I said before, I'm still trying to find my way around colors...I am in awe of those folks who can mix up a zillion colors just using the primaries.
JoanT: Thanks for the cheer and thanks for being such an inspiration.
DrDebby: I saw your comments on my old thread--thanks; and thanks for posting comments here. Painting "activities" is a great reason to get out of the house and look at the familiar stuff with a different eye.
Poochemio: (Great name, by the way) Since my first (and current) artistic endeavors were doing ATCs, I feel comfortable with this little book (as long as the eyes hold up) and its pretty cost effective too.
Here is my next drawing. It was drawn on the fishing pier near my house which is on the mainland across the bridge (that's not my house on the water though, although I wished it was). There is a bar & grill at the pier and a pretty decent singer was rocking the house...it was nice listening to the music while I sketched. The seagull was there when I first started--he was the reason I chose the spot. He stayed long enough for me to get a quick outline and then took off. Since it's a 3-day holiday weekend, there are more tourists than usual for this time of year. The temps were in the 60s and there were even a few hardy souls who went swimming in the Gulf (of Mexico) Brrrrrrr!!!