Art by Gabrielle Rose. I live in Oakland, CA. Watercolor and ink are my favorite media. Get in touch at hello@drawgabbydraw.com.

Near where I live is Oakland’s Rotary Nature Center on Lake Merritt, which I occasionally walk to. It feels like a place you’d find in a small town, or featured on a quirky old postcard, but it’s in the middle of the city. The exhibits are like relics. That sad-looking bear cub was found in someone’s basement and because of its delicate condition the taxidermy is unrepairable. Signs and labels are worn and peeling. There is a totem pole out front. It’s kind of musty. I love it.

So does this squirrel. A lot.

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I thought I knew what I was going to draw in that hole but now I’m not sure. 


Maybe a butt.
I thought I knew what I was going to draw in that hole but now I’m not sure. 


Maybe a butt.

I thought I knew what I was going to draw in that hole but now I’m not sure.


Maybe a butt.

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I’m at the ink-or-no-ink crossroads. I’m thinking no ink…
More (different!) processy things on my instagram. 
I’m at the ink-or-no-ink crossroads. I’m thinking no ink…
More (different!) processy things on my instagram. 

I’m at the ink-or-no-ink crossroads. I’m thinking no ink…

More (different!) processy things on my instagram

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Btw on instagram now, guys!
http://instagram.com/drawgabbydraw
Btw on instagram now, guys!
http://instagram.com/drawgabbydraw
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Home after two weeks away!
Home after two weeks away!

Home after two weeks away!

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Back to blobbing.
Back to blobbing.

Back to blobbing.

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A delightful animated teaser for Beatrice Alemagna’s new book “I Cinque Malfatti”.

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Doodling away from home.
Doodling away from home.

Doodling away from home.

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Leaving town tomorrow for 1-2 weeks, so my already scant posting will be basically nonexistent until May. In the meantime, here’s something from my archive. I made this in 2012 for a collaborative project that was never finished, but I still really like it. 
See you in May!
drawgabbydraw:

The burrowing picture is finished! 
Leaving town tomorrow for 1-2 weeks, so my already scant posting will be basically nonexistent until May. In the meantime, here’s something from my archive. I made this in 2012 for a collaborative project that was never finished, but I still really like it. 
See you in May!
drawgabbydraw:

The burrowing picture is finished! 

Leaving town tomorrow for 1-2 weeks, so my already scant posting will be basically nonexistent until May. In the meantime, here’s something from my archive. I made this in 2012 for a collaborative project that was never finished, but I still really like it. 

See you in May!

drawgabbydraw:

The burrowing picture is finished! 

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kaeghoro:

/ meanwhile — wow a year ago reblog /

kaeghoro:


/ gab collab – details /
close ups to my gab collab submission
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Watercolor and pencil.
Watercolor and pencil.

Watercolor and pencil.

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erikjonesart:

 Erik Jones / "Refraction" / (2014)
Colored Pencil, Water-soluble Wax Pastel and Acrylic on Rives bfk paper mounted to wood panel

30 x 40”
76 x 102 cm
erikjonesart:

 Erik Jones / "Refraction" / (2014)
Colored Pencil, Water-soluble Wax Pastel and Acrylic on Rives bfk paper mounted to wood panel

30 x 40”
76 x 102 cm

erikjonesart:

 Erik Jones / "Refraction" / (2014)

Colored Pencil, Water-soluble Wax Pastel and Acrylic on Rives bfk paper mounted to wood panel
30 x 40”
76 x 102 cm
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Paucity of time

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A few things:
1. Happy spring! (Which arrived like two months ago where I live.)
2. All I have time to make these days are hasty blobs with faces, ergo this post. I am really sorry. I really am. (And for the crappy scan. When I got my new computer I couldn’t use my old version of Photoshop anymore and am stuck with Elements which even in expert mode doesn’t help me fix scans like this very well…) (I tweaked it one more time; less bad but not great.)
3. Today’s Google doodle is great and looked familiar, and then I found that it was made by Eleanor Davis, who I follow here on tumblr at beoujia.tumblr.com. Obviously check her out.
4. You can see her doodle for the Southern hemisphere, where it is the first day of fall, on Google Brazil. Cool!
A few things:
1. Happy spring! (Which arrived like two months ago where I live.)
2. All I have time to make these days are hasty blobs with faces, ergo this post. I am really sorry. I really am. (And for the crappy scan. When I got my new computer I couldn’t use my old version of Photoshop anymore and am stuck with Elements which even in expert mode doesn’t help me fix scans like this very well…) (I tweaked it one more time; less bad but not great.)
3. Today’s Google doodle is great and looked familiar, and then I found that it was made by Eleanor Davis, who I follow here on tumblr at beoujia.tumblr.com. Obviously check her out.
4. You can see her doodle for the Southern hemisphere, where it is the first day of fall, on Google Brazil. Cool!

A few things:

1. Happy spring! (Which arrived like two months ago where I live.)

2. All I have time to make these days are hasty blobs with faces, ergo this post. I am really sorry. I really am. (And for the crappy scan. When I got my new computer I couldn’t use my old version of Photoshop anymore and am stuck with Elements which even in expert mode doesn’t help me fix scans like this very well…) (I tweaked it one more time; less bad but not great.)

3. Today’s Google doodle is great and looked familiar, and then I found that it was made by Eleanor Davis, who I follow here on tumblr at beoujia.tumblr.com. Obviously check her out.

4. You can see her doodle for the Southern hemisphere, where it is the first day of fall, on Google Brazil. Cool!

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Blobs forever.
Blobs forever.

Blobs forever.

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