Hello friends! I was sketching odd little whimsical beings, and this little fellow popped out, so I created a larger painting of him! He is done in various watersoluble media and colored pencil with a touch of acrylic, oil pastel and charcoal.
Time for something a little sweet! I completed this girl in one long sitting, and I have a video of the process below:
I did not have a plan – just went in with oodles of different paints and started getting them down onto the canvas. I varied my brush strokes and tools used, and also scribbled with different pencils to make random marks.
This girl was born by sketching right onto the painted background and filling her in with gesso. Pencils and paints colored her and gave her life. She looked like she needed a balloon (and then a crown) and so she got one! 🙂
More colorful paint and drips and marks were added. She was given some shadowing with a charcoal pencil, and she was done.
Hello wonderful friends! A late post today due to too much fussing with notification emails here. If this message is brought to you by a wonky email, I’ll try again next time! 😉
I have been busy this week cleaning up the ol’ studio, so art making is temporarily on hold… as you can see, I’m sort of an art supply junkie, and I’m not neat about it! Oh my!
The studio is in my unfinished basement to keep the mess and any smells or fumes away from my parrot (I’m sure you will all meet him here soon…), so it’s not quite the kind of art space you’ll see in magazines or on Pinterest. I hope when I am done remodeling, it will at least provide hope and inspiration to others that are stuck in “unpretty” spaces. Finished pics and a tour will be posted soon!
In the meantime, I will share a cute bunny watercolor illustration I made during the holidays for my dear friends!
This little guy was sketched out and then colored with Kuretake Zig Real Brush Pens and Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons. I then drew cupcakes on watercolor paper, filled them in with the Kuretake markers (activated with water), cut them out and (more…)