Monthly Archives: November 2012


The next page in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook is Rebecca, aka @1Thumb1Thumb on Twitter.  No idea what she does for a living, but she’s talented, let me tell ya.  Check out her Instagram page, and you’ll see she has a wonderful talent for photography, and she’s VERY GOOD with a ballpoint pen!

Rebecca has been following me on Twitter for a while now, since the days of my search for “truth” (which, by the way, I found that there is no such thing.  Whew!  Moved on from that, thank God!)  Birds of a feather, and all that.  Anyway, do some digging, and you’ll see she has a few blogs, too.  Talented!

OK, so she had this really fun picture as her Twitter profile for a long time, and it has since changed to a monkey staring at a human brain.  I was going to draw/paint that old profile photo, but while browsing around her Instagram I saw this great photo of her eye (I hope that’s your eye, Rebecca!)  Perfect.  Whimsical!  I love it!  And is was green… not sure what that means, but there was some fun to be had, so I went with it.  And now… @1Thumb1Thumb:



Thanks for following me, Rebecca, and for sticking around so long!

Marianne Morris

The next page in my Sketchbook Project is of Marriane Morris (on Twitter as @morris4of4).  She’s a fairly new Twitter follower of mine, but her work really stood out, and I felt I just HAD to do something about it.

I couldn’t find any good photos of Marriane, but there are these eyes…

And then there’s this BEAUTIFUL painting from her website

“The Colour of Simplicity”, by Marianne Morris

So, as with the Chaz Sargent painting, I mashed ’em up…

“Marianne Morris”, acrylic in the Sketchbook Project sketchbook

I love the color and feeling in Marianne’s work.  You really should stop by and have a look around.  Thanks, Marianne, for following me on Twitter!


The next page in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook is Vicky, aka @accidentalvix on Twitter.  She also has a website that’s constantly updated with the fruits of her enormously talented labor.  She is a BUSY woman, and very, very creative!

This portrait is from a photo of her from her website.  Vicky, thanks so much for following!

Vicky – @accidentalvix; watercolor in the Sketchbook Project sketchbook

Heidi Bjork

The next page in my Sketchbook Project is of Heidi Bjork (Heidi_Art on Twitter), a talented artist and children’s book author from Iceland.  Most of her work is done in shades of black and white in watercolor, thus the black and white portrait in watercolor.  I wish I was bold enough to mimic her style of painting, though.  Maybe another day.  Until then… Ms. Heidi Bjork:

Heidi Bjork – Watercolor in the Sketchbook Project notebook.

David Sandum

The next page in my Sketchbook Project is of David Sandum, a painter living in Norway who founded the Twitter Art Exhibit.  He has a fantastic style, somewhat reminiscent of Van Gogh.  As a matter of fact, he lists Van Gogh, as well as Gaugain, Bonnard and Matisse as some of his influences.  I couldn’t do it justice, but the intent was to paint his Twitter portrait in his style.  I tend to overwork things, but here’s how it turned out…

David Sandum – Acrylics in the Sketchbook Project sketchbook

David, thanks for following, my friend!

Chaz Sargent

The next page in my Sketchbook Project – Chaz Sargent.

Chaz has “…a private art company which specializes in international private sales of contemporary & modern art, high value jewellery, design, and culture.” (from the website).  He can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, as well as a blog.

Since he’s embroiled in the art world, I figured he’d appreciate my idea of crossing his portrait with that of a Picasso painting of Marie-Therese Walter. So here’s the mashup…

The photo of Chaz

Picasso’s portrait of Marie-Therese Walter

The final product – a Picasso-ized Chaz Sargent

Chaz is a good sport!  Thanks for following me on Twitter, Chaz!


Jessica Elliot

The next page in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook is Jessica Elliot, aka Peety Draws (and on Facebook).  Jessica is a graphic designer in the D.C. area, and has a very cool Etsy shop.  She’s also a fellow Sketchbook Project participant.  From her Twitter feed, she dressed as DJ Lance Rock for Halloween, which I thought was fabulous!  I drew inspiration from that and from her Peety Draws cartoons.  Simple, but fun.  Thanks, Jessica, for following.

Jessica Elliot – aka Peety Draws. Watercolor & Ink in the Sketchbook Project sketchbook.