Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Mermaid in Copic Markers


Karen Campbell (of Awesome Art School) was inspired to design this lovely Mermaid tutorial by Jenny Manno, another noted artist.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest. I drew this mermaid on X-Press It Blending Card, instead of the Bristol paper and colored it with Copic Markers. I also replaced the black Sharpie with Micron Pens to go over the outlines.

I'm always happy to get to use my Copic Markers for colorful drawings!


Sunday, December 24, 2023

Girl with Red Cap

 I found this girl on Pinterest. It was a line drawing by Cameron Mark. I used mostly Prismacolor Pencils and a bit of Faber-Castell Pitt Pen in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book.

I enjoy drawing in my book and using Cameron Mark's work for a reference.


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Magical Mind


After taking a quiz at Awesome Art School, I won this wonderful lesson "Magical Mind." It was a fabulous lesson by Karen Campbell, done in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book. I love working in that book on the tan paper.

I used several different types of pencils and pens in both black and white using the tan paper for the skin tone on this lovely fairy.

I hope to do more of these lovely fairies in my toned tan book.



Sunday, December 17, 2023

Rosetta Fairy in Watercolor


This is Rosetta Fairy from a tutorial by Karen Campbell for Awesome Art School. I've always loved red hair. In the summers when I was a kid, the sun bleached my hair and years later, I dyed my hair on purpose.

I painted this fairy with Jane Davenport watercolor tubes on Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper. I used a Micron 01 pen for the lines and a Gelly Roll 08 for the highlights.

Rosetta was so fun to paint!


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Whimsy Gnome and Owl

 I enjoy the stress relief, that I get from working on Diane Antone's tutorials. I painted this Whimsy Gnome and Owl with Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors. I used a Micron 01 Pen for outlines and a bit of detail. The additional white detail is from a Gelly Roll Pen and the dots on the red mushroom are from Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.

Cooler temps are in in sunny Florida and here's this fall scene! I can feel it??


Sunday, December 10, 2023

Sad Expression #100funfabfaces #18

 This Sad young lady is part of the #100funfabfaces challenge from Awesome Art School, a tutorial by Karen Campbell. I used Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Markers on Bristol paper. I used a bit of a Gelly Roll pen for the highlights.

I love the way this girl came out! Fun in Awesome Art School!


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

We are Stardust


This dreamy mixed media painting is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper for "We are Stardust." I used a Gelly Roll pen for highlights and some stars and Master's Touch metallic watercolors for shinny yellow stars.

I enjoyed working on this piece, as I always do working on a tutorial by Tamara Laporte!


Sunday, December 3, 2023

Girl on Toned Paper


This girl came to be in my Strathmore Toned Sketch book, from a tutorial by Karen Campbell for Awesome Art School.

I used a mixture of Prismacolor Pencils,  Chinese Markers and Posca Pens to shade her. I did the details in her face and hair with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens and a white Gelly Roll Pen.

I'm really happy with how this girl came out and I will continue to look for more projects like her!