Hi All! I have been off line all week actually DOing! I have mentioned wanting to draw in several posts lately and this week I did just that. Unfortunately, nothing is at that "I'm DONE! Finished" place... everything is a piece of something or "I just want to do one more thing to it" stage. And as I was trying to go to sleep I realized that if I don't post something it could be months before I "finish" something! Not good.
That, and I really do want to document the process...so tonight I start the documenting of the process.
Here are some of the things I did this week:
This is the scan of the original pencil drawing I did with a regular pencil on cardstock
I liked her, but I needed to add color, and I wanted to do several versions of her to see what I like best, then I'll redraw an original drawing of the one (or more) that I like best .... SO, I scanned her, whited out the eyes (because the scan was TERRIBLE and the eyes were just black dots ...look at it again...UGH! So, I white out the eyes and print 4 of her on a piece of cardstock.
And here ya go... her done three different ways:
I'm still not done, I think I like the green one with the word "Why" ... doesn't it look like that's what she thinking? And there could be many reasons she is asking "Why?" ... "Why did I get cancer?" "Why did he leave me?" Whatever... it is just a sad "Why?"
but I moved on to other drawings...I'll get back to her....
Again, here ya go...a TERRIBLE scan (gotta learn what I'm doing wrong!):
modified for printing:
and with some color added:
I will add more color later...She's not there yet... I do like her like this but I want to see what she will look like in full color.
I did these two with a plan to add words ... once I get happy with them. They are my two little "Bee" attitudes. I actually did them separately then used PSE to overlap them (that's how I was able to do the transparent wings on the front one). I practiced with both having black faces and both with yellow... I'm liking the mix of the two.
And then Thursday I got my Pan Pastels!!! OH MY GOSH!!! I AM IN LOVE!!! I also got a little 3.5 x 5 watercolor pad so I decided to just jump right in and not worry about messing up, just go for it!
Here is what I have done so far:
quick watercolor flower...the border is the PPastels! AMAZING STUFF... you put it on with a makeup sponge (or the thing that looks like a makeup sponge) swish/ swish and you are done!!!
And here I was messing with color combinations and possible future borders ... and, I wondered if I could draw AFTER I put the Pan Pastels down...yes... I colored the stripe first then did the flowers on the right side of the page:
And just another watercolor with the borders done with PP
I did the two watercolors after I saw a class being offered by Martha Lever . I wanted to see if I could do them without the class. It costs $30 so I am still debating.... tools or class??? or GAS for that matter! OH MY GOSH! When will it stop going up?!
Anyway, THAT's where I have been this week! I have been coloring :-) I did do some other stuff but it is downstairs in another book... I'll show you that later.
OH! And welcome to my new followers! I got a few this week. I OWE you your "gift"... I know.... I actually did one this afternoon and my computer CRASHED just as I was exporting the file and I lost every bit of work....so, I did what comes naturally and said.... SHOOOOOT! I'm going to get something to eat! ..... and I did.