Wednesday, June 7, 2023

George and Jane Jetson


I was so happy with the finished Camper and VW Bug tutorials, that I wanted to do more with my Copic Markers. When I decided to go back to watercolors at the beginning of the Pandemic, I left my Copic Markers to just sit there!

I drew George and Jane on scrap paper. using Karen Campbell's Quardrant Method of guidelines for mostly George. I mostly drew Jane by eye with fewer guidelines. After I got the drawing done, I transferred them to X-Press It blending Card using my light pad. I went over my pencil lines with Micron Pens and colored the characters with Copic Markers.




There are two more characters to do. I can't wait to get started!


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Girl on Toned Paper

 I enjoy working on toned paper and decided to try another. This Girl on Toned Paper is from a tutorial by Karen Campbell, which I found on Youtube.

The lesson was supposed to be entirely done in Sharpie Markers. Since I didn't own the really large Sharpies, I substituted Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Black India Ink. The ink went on the toned page nice and smooth using a brush and outshines the Sharpie Marker. I liked it so much that I went over the Sharpie Marker parts with the ink!

This tutorial was done in my Strathmore Toned Tan Sketch book. The additional supplies were China markers and a Posca pen.

Although I messed up on the girl's features, I love the finished piece and feel she has character. She's interesting, not everyone has symmetrical features!


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Flower Fairy Mixed Media

 This lovely Flower Fairy is from a tutorial by Bryn Nguyen for Awesome Art School.

I transferred lines from the reference photo provided to my Canson 140 ib. watercolor paper, using my light pad. Using a lavender ultra fine point Sharpie marker, I went over my pencil lines. I painted the florals and shading with Jane Davenport watercolors. I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White for the highlights and to cover some of the unwanted lines.

This was such a fun fairy to add to my collection from the Awesome Art School.


Monday, May 29, 2023

Trust Your Ideas Mini Page


To begin this colorful page, I sprayed Ranger Distress Qxide over an Art Screen Stencil and let the design dry. I followed that with Jane Davenport watercolors and let that dry. I added marks using a Faber-Castell Pitt Pen and a Posca Pen.

I hope to see you in the just for fun challenge at Crafting from the Heart, which accepts anything except cards! 


Sunday, May 28, 2023

#2 Fairy on Toned Paper

 This is this is my second of 50 Fab Fun Fairies that was a challenge in the Awesome Art School online classes. I had a great time working in my new Strathmore Toned Tan paper sketchbook.

Following this tutorial by Karen Campbell, the owner of Awesome Art School, I used my Pentel Mechanical pencil to draw the fairy. I went over my pencil lines with a Prismacolor Premier colored pencil. I used the same pencil for shading and followed that with a Sharpie Fine Point marker. A Posca Pen was used to apply the highlights.


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Paper Doll Mini Page


I was looking at Karen Campbell's tutorials on Utube and noticed two projects using a paper doll. I have several Julie Nutting Prima Doll Stamps and used to create some pretty cool canvas pictures with scrapbook paper. So I went to find my stamps and the paper and found Riley.

I printed Riley on X-press It Blending Card and colored her with Copic Markers. I dressed Riley in scrapbook paper, cut her out and outlined her using black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen.  For details I used a Micron Pen.

I adhered Riley to a page in my mini art journal and drew a dog with the Micron Pen, to keep her company. 

I used the Micron Pen to write Karen's quote and set it in a cut out n the page, which I outline with the same Micron pen.




Sunday, May 21, 2023

Veronica Lake


I was enjoying drawing with my Elegant Writer pen, when I noticed one eye of my face drawing wasn't right. Not wanting to throw my drawing in the trash, I covered that eye with more hair AKA actress Veronica Lake (hubby's idea). Actress from the 40s, during filming, Lake's long blonde hair accidentally fell over her right eye during a take and created a "peek-a-boo" effect.

I was following a tutorial by Karen Campbell on YouTube. The Elegant Writer is a calligraphy pen. When you go over the lines that are in black with a wet paint brush, they turn green or blue. When you wipe it the lines turn pink!

I'm lovin this portrait!