Random Stuff

For some reason I really love drawing or painting random stuff in my our kitchen. Tonight I was being watched intently by a bunch of animals, some look a bit fierce.

The Drawing


For some reason I really liked all of the black eyes looking at me, even in the reflection. I was vaguely reminded of old 80’s movies where toys would come alive and terrorize people.

Very fun drawing, I really wanted to try and capture the different textures here, I didn’t do so well though, I was rushing a bit even though I spent over two hours on the drawing.

The Setup


I know I have said it before but I love my current quick sketch setup. I need to do a post on my materials one day.



The most important part is the beginning and getting all the measurements correct. I used an “F” graphite pencil here to put down some very light lines. Then I go over the drawing again and refine it with a “2B” graphite pencil that way once I put a wash on it I can still see the lines well.


After working on the drawing for a while with a few washes of lamp black Holbein watercolor.


Close to the end, after the water color I love working back into it and working on edges with more graphite. Bad picture here, at least the subject is in focus.

Session Details

  • Session: 140
  • Work: 139
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 7"
  • Medium: Graphite, Watercolor
  • Location: Apartment kitchen
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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