Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I'm still practicing, here's my latest watercolor drawing, this one is 11x14. I'm particularly fond of this one and found I definitely prefer painting on smooth paper as opposed to cold press watercolor paper with more texture in it.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I got in the groove making some Halloween gifties using cardboard Slide Mailers.
I was excited to finally get to finally play with my cool Coffin Cards using the new Skeleton stamp and Trick or Treat Stamp Set that just arrived. I used my new Halloween Color Mists on a part of them its too bad you can't see the shimmer in the scans.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thanks Christy!Don't forget to enter my drawing (see previous post) to win a cool Apron, I've received a ton of emails, thanks everyone! Either way will work emailing me or leaving a comment just don't forget to include your email if your posting a comment and a link to some fun Halloween art!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I just finished adding a new Spooktacular
Halloween Goody Page with unique embellishments, charms and more:
Friday, September 14, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
This is a 4x6 post card size piece for a monthly lottery. Again, the background was made with glossy photo paper and Color Mists. The fairy is from my Halloween Collage sheet and there's an edge with a transparency on it using brads. I also used some rub-ons and ribbons.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I've never actually had a drawing class and know there's a lot I don't know yet, but I keep practicing and this time around I can actually see improvement, hey wonders never cease! I'll tell you originally the book that helped me the most was the following book By Linda Ravenscroft:
In the beginning it was easier for me to try and draw fantasy because then I didn't feel like it had to be perfect. Since then I have practiced drawing from looking at catalogs. I was okay if I had something to look at to draw but didn't feel comfortable drawing from my own imagination. This time around I'm pleased to say I drew both of the mermaid paintings from my imagination which to me is a big deal, I feel like I over came a block I had. I confess I've always been a little envious and in awe of people who could pop a drawing out of their head!
Both of the mermaid pieces were done on 8x10 cold press watercolor paper....I used Color Mists with a brush for the backgrounds and then used gouache paints for the actual mermaids and then went over it with pens to give detail. What I love about using Color Mists is that they have a shimmer to them like you'd expect to find on a mermaid or fish scales, unfortunately the scans never do the shimmer justice and just does not pick it up but for those of you that have used Color Mists, you know what I'm talking about :-)
So the moral of my rantings is to keep practicing, it will come :-)