Lori McDonald

Artist and author. Contact me at ljmcdonald158@gmail.com

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Practicing skin tones from my sketchbook. If it looks like Tony Stark, then yay! It’s supposed to. 😜 #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith #tonystark #fanart #portrait

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“The Dragon House”. Where dragons of all sizes are cared for. Copics for the house and dragons, watercolour for the sky and ground. 9x12 on Canson Bristol paper. I entirely blame @semiskimmedmin and her fantastic Inktober drawings for getting me started in drawing buildings. 😍 #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #copics #copicmarkers #markers #penandink #bristol #canson #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith

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I can never tell what art people are going to like or not. Yesterday’s offering got very few views compared to normal, so hopefully you’ll like these WIP photos instead. It’s in a great big moleskine sketchbook my husband got me that I don’t use much because it’s so awkwardly huge. 😝 that’s my watercolour tin next to it. It’s a metal pencil tin from Jetpens with a bunch of half pans with magnets glued to the bottom in it. Plus I sprayed the inside with enamel paint. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith #seahorse #WIP #moleskine

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“Waking the Goddess”. This was originally just a layout test for a gouache painting. The painting was an epic fail, but I inked this and used some copics on it and I love how it turned out. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #copics #copicmarkers #markers #ink #penandink #pentelpocketbrushpen #woman #flower #unicorn #goddess

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Naga. I painted this one a while ago and didn’t like the way it turned out. Shelved it, forgot about it, and pulled it out again recently. I added a few more washes of watercolour to deepen the colours and now I do like it. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith #naga #monster #creature #gold #halbard

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“I Robot” Based on the original Isaac Asimov short story, not the Will Smith movie. Had a lot of trouble with the skin tones. Went to use yellow ochre. Grabbed my granulating raw sienna instead. Whoops. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith #ink #robot #child #girl #toddler #nanny #fanart

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I painted this hadrosaur to test one of a sample of watercolour papers I ordered online. It’s RKB Botanical Ultra Smooth 140 lb paper and I think I liked it. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #watercolor #watercolour #painting #paintbrush #danielsmith #dinosaur #hadrosaur

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Work in progress while I’m stuck at home with another one of my migraines. I think I’m going to title this one “I Robot”. It’s drawn with a Graphgear 1000 in a Stillman and Birnes Alpha sketchbook. I think I’ll try watercolour on it when my brain hurts less. 😖 #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #sketch #sketchbook #doodle #video #stillmanandbirn #stillmanandbirnalpha #graphgear1000 #girl #toddler #child #robot #video #nanny

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“Guardian at the Gate”. Pen and ink on fliiimsy marker paper that I don’t use much because it’s fliiimsy. #art #illustration #drawing #draw #picture #paper #pencil #dailyart #instaart #artoftheday #instagood #penandink #micronpens #pentelpocketbrush #ink #dragon #ruins #fantasy #skull #gate #doorway

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