Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My sketchbook #2 Call Number

If you happen to be in Brooklyn, you can view my sketchbook:

Dear Mary Stebbins Taitt,

Thanks for sending in your project for The Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition! We just wanted to let you know that your project has now been cataloged into the Brooklyn Art Library! It can be found on the shelves with a call number of 185.17-8
If you've already chosen to get your project digitized, you'll receive another email once it's been scanned into the Digital Library. 
Please stay tuned for more details about the project. Sincerely,
The Art House Crew

Art House Co-op

This book contains the original sketches for Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Benny and the Porcupines

Benny and the Porcupines
It took me two days to do this one.  I wanted to make Benny and the porcupines both larger, but I have a really hard time figuring out how to do that.  When they are small, it is hard to paint them.  It's also TOO BIG (as they all are) for the scanner, which is not good!  I lose part of the painting when I scan it.  This is the SKETCH.  (the painted sketch, but not the official final).

There is something wrong with this--and with most of these, the scans on this scanner all look washed out and pale.. They don't look like that on paper--that is one of the problems with actual paint as opposed to artrage--getting them digitized so they look right is hard.  Difficult.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

gorilla sketch, possible final for Urchin

Gorilla sketch in sketchbook
for Brave Benny's animal Alphabet
9 x 12
mixed media acrylics and pigment markers

Benny and the Urchins
5 x 7, watercolor
I am not sure I am done with this and am considering inking the outlines.  See the sketch below (previous post) for comparison and let me know what you think.  The sketches are larger than the paintings--the paintings are 5 x 7 and hard to get much detail (for me).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Benny and the Ferret ((Semi-)final)

Benny and the Ferret
5 x 7
on arches cold-pressed 140 lb/300 gm paper
This is my watercolor painting on the actual page of the sketchbook for the sketchbook project for the Brooklyn Art Museum (as opposed to the earlier one which was just a quick sketch.)  In the final final version, I may or may not make a few adjustments.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Benny and the Wolverine
For the Sketchbook Project for the Brooklyn Art Museum.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

V is for Vampire

V is for Vampire Bat
5 x 7 on Canson Canvas Paper.
I drew it with markers and then touched it up a little with gouache.
These pages will not be together in the actual book.