Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Little Sister, a Portrait

An Amendment: If I work on a REAL piece of art, the 30 Day Challenge falls to the side and is then resumed the next day.

       I began this portrait of my little sister months and months ago. Just now I've regained the inspiration to finish it up. I must say, it felt incredible to push around those thick paints on the canvas again. Truly I am more of a painter than a sketcher. While working on this piece I couldn't help but smile. My sister and I are very close so this painting means a lot for the both of us. :)

Sarah Bosserman

Monday, October 8, 2012

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

      I'll admit, this was a half made attempt. With so much going on in my day, I've really got to organize my free time better. I could have made an incredible representation of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, but alas, this is all I gave myself time for. Tomorrow I'll block out more time for art, but until then I hope you enjoy Cheese and Bloo. :)

Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, October 7, 2012


     So, I don't particularly like today's challenge. My favorite word is my favorite word because of the way it sounds. I find nothing special in just writing out a single word. I honestly don't know why this is on a drawing challenge.. Oh well, to combat my dislike of today's project I wrote out one of my favorite quotes. 

       It is well with my soul. I believe it's somewhere is Psalms, in the Bible, but I'm not sure. I love how this phrase conveys a contentment, a happiness, a sense of safety, even a bit of spirituality.

Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, October 6, 2012

30 Day Drawing Challenge! Favorite Book Character

My all time favorite book is World's End by Upton Sinclair.

         World's End is not actually about the end of the world. This book is about a boy named Lanny Budd. The book follows his life as he grows up during WWI in Europe as an American. The book deals with social ideology, history and growing up. I adore this book. The first time I ever read it I was 14, and still to this day the story is relevant and I find new meaning and layers within it. A proper summary of the book can be found here.

      Lanny Budd is my subject for today's drawing. On the Wikipedia page for him he is described as "The protagonist has been characterized as the antithesis of the "Ugly American", a sophisticated socialite who mingles easily with people from all cultures and socioeconomic classes". I identify strongly with this character as a traveler, and for his philosophy of kindness and understanding to everyone. :)

Sarah Bosserman 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Drawing Challenge, Draw a Friend

This 30 Day Challenge is just that, a challenge. 

         Today's task was to draw a dear friend. In all honesty, I have 3 best friends. First there is my sister, then my friend Mollie who I've known nearly my whole life, and then there is my friend Eleanor. I value the friendship of these three people so much, and living 7-8 states away from Mollie and Elanor is brutal. If I'm lucky I get to see them once a YEAR. 

          Anyways, My friend Eleanor is very beautiful ( just like my sister and Mollie!) and I have even tried to paint her portrait... Except, she is one of the hardest people I have ever drawn in my life. Maybe that's why it's so much fun to draw her, to figure the puzzle out. It's these kinds of people that remind me of the painters of old who would obsessively draw the same girl/guy over, and over again, trying in vain to capture just what it is that fascinates the artist. I'm beginning to understand this compulsion, of course on a much healthier level! Eleanor is great, but I'm not going to spend months trying to figure out her facial structure. Okay, enough talk, here is the tiny painting, and I must add that it doesn't really look very much like her. Alas, I'll have to try again someday. *sigh* :)

Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paris, France Cafe Mabillon

My favorite place in the world is Cafe Mabillon in Paris, France. During the two weeks I visited that beautiful country, I would wake early, walk a mere block to this cafe, order a latte and a chocolate croissant  Those mornings I would people watch and enjoy my limited time in the most beautiful city in the world. Whenever I feel a bit low, I like to think back to this place, and the memories make me smile. 

Sarah Bosserman

Sorry about the horrible picture quality, today's post was lucky to happen at all. :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Drawing Challenge, Day 3, Favorite Food

At first I thought today's challenge to draw food would be far to easy. I was wrong. For me, drawing food is much harder than animals or humans! How can you make food interesting?! Lucky for me, my favorite food is Sushi, which by it's nature, is very colorful. :) 

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Day 2, Draw your favorite animal

        My favorite animal is the Alpaca. They are just so adorable and weird that I can't help but love them! It probably has something to do with those goofy smiles. 

I'm naming this one Stevie. 

Sarah Bosserman

Monday, October 1, 2012

30 Day Drawing Challenge, Self Portrait

So.. To kick start this art blog again, I'm doing a 30 day drawing challenge for the month of September. 

Today's challenge was to draw myself. I'm not fond of doing self portraits  so I played this off in a comic sort of way. I feel pretty good about it from the technical aspect, but as for it looking like me.. hmmm, I'll let you decide.

Sarah Bosserman