Category Archives: Drawing

Optic Pulse

Optic Pulse by Karen Gadient, 2017

Optic Pulse. Ink and digital mixed media.
Bit of a caffeine-induced experiment that ended up share-worthy.

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. ― Francis Bacon, Novum Organum

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Tinted Conscience

Tinted Conscience by Karen Gadient, 2015

Tinted Conscience. Pencil, graphite, marker, ink, and digital mixed media.

Created partly from scans of old pencil and ink drawings I did more than a decade ago, with new color layers added in marker.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ― Arthur Schopenhauer

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Mercenary

Mercenary by Karen Gadient, 2016

Mercenary. Ink, pencil, and digital mixed media.

We acquire the strength we have overcome. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird by Karen Gadient, 2016

Hummingbird. Acrylic and digital mixed media.

This morning, I saw #DrawABirdDay trending on Twitter. I thought it was cute. You know, birds and twittering and all that… so, I gathered a few unused acrylic scans and did some digital painting to make a hummingbird.

We have hummingbirds in our yard, thanks to the lovely blown glass feeder David’s parents gave us a few years ago. It’s mostly hummingbirds and doves around here. What kind of birds gather where you live?

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Backwoods Ghosts

Backwoods Ghosts by Karen Gadient, 2016

Backwoods Ghosts. Ink, acrylic, and digital mixed media.
For a print and other items, please click the image.

Night is a world lit by itself. ― Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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Whispering Spirits

Whispering Spirits by Karen Gadient, 2016

Whispering Spirits. Colored pencil on dry media paper.
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What if when you die, they ask “How was heaven?” ― Author Unknown

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