Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Steampunk Books


 It's been a month of really cool tutorials from Karen Campbell for Awesome Art School. Steampunk was an awesome theme.

This colorful picture of a still life of books is the last lesson in this theme. It's an outstanding step by step tutorial following Karen teaching the drawing and then the coloring. I drew the books on X-press It Blending Card using a Graphgear 1000 Pentel Mechanical pencil. I went over the lines with Molotow Blackliners and colored the books with Copic Markers. That's when I decided not to continue coloring with additional media. I like my picture just fin as it is!

Thanks you Karen Campbell for these wonderful lessons!

Challenges:

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Multi Colored Patterned Feathers

 
 This colorful page in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book came about from experimenting with my new marker sets. I enjoy working in this sketch book. The color I put down over the tan page is a nice contrast. Zentangles are a great stress reliever!

I drew the two large feathers with my Graphgear 1000 Pentel Mechanical Pencil. The stripes were colored using Sharpie Creative Markers and the details were drawn using a Molotow Blackliner Pen. I used stencils for three small feathers and colored them with Marvy Opaque Metallic Markers. I'm impressed with all my new markers. Each have wonderful color over my tan page and none of them bled through the page.

This page is so nice to come across in my book after so many black and white or the few colored pages.

I need to do more of these!

Challenges:

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-3-craft-card-making.html 

https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-254-anything-goes.html 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Zentangle Mermaid


 This Zentangle Mermaid is from Karen Campbell's tutorial on YouTube. It was exactly as she said easy, relaxed pace and to calm music.

I followed Karen with a Graphgear 1000 Pentel mechanical pencil, in my Strathmore Toned Tan Sketch Book. I continued to use my mechanical pencil and alternated with my Molotow Blackliner Pens (various size nibs). I added blue and green bubbles using my new Sharpie Creative Markers. I love how the colors look against the toned tan paper in my sketch book.

These Zentangles are fun, I'm looking forward to doing more in my sketch book!

Challenges 

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/week-776.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-3-craft-card-making.html 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Steampunk Cat in Watercolor

 

I was looking forward to this month's Brain Stretcher tutorial by Karen Campbell. I had decided this will be a watercolor painting that I follow the tutorial. I did not attempt to draw the cat freehand. Although I did take liberties in his attire. I looked over the photos Karen provided for ideas. I did use a circle template for the many circle decorations.

The cat started off in graphite using assorted pencils. I painted the cat with Jane Davenport watercolors and I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White for highlights. I used a couple of different size Molotow Backliner Pens for outlines and the additional details and patterns.

Working this cat was fun, seeing how everything came together so well!

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/week-776.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-3-craft-card-making.html 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Gazebo in Watercolor

 

This lovely scenic watercolor of a Gazebo, is from a tutorial by Paul Clark.

Clark designed this scene from a photograph and discussed how he decides what elements to use in the photo.

I used Paul Clark's template on my Arches 140 lb. cold press block and painted the scene using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolors. I used Grumbacher Miskit over the rails of the bridge to try to keep them white while I painted the scene. I used Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White for highlights.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/04/morgans-artworld-challenge-75.html 

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/classic-design-challenge-03-2024-marapr.html 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Steampunk Girl

 

A drawing lesson for this girl is coming from Karen Campbell of Awesome Art School. I couldn't wait so I drew her on my own, using Karen's as a reference. I drew her in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book, using a Graphgear 1000 mechanical pencil and a blending stump. It was so fun and I was surprised, how well I did without Karen Campbell's drawing lesson.

I plan to work on more pencil drawings in my sketch book!

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-206-ag-beautiful-butterflies.html 

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/week-775.html

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Zentangle Whimsical Girl

 


This Zentangle Girl is from Karen Campbell's tutorial on YouTube. It was exactly as she said easy, relaxed pace and to calm music.

I followed Karen with a Graphgear 1000 Pentel mechanical pencil, in my Strathmore Toned Tan Sketch Book. I continued to use my mechanical pencil and alternated with my Molotow Blackliner Pens (various size nibs). I colored in the eyes and mouth with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens.

These Zentangles are so much fun, I'm looking forward to doing more in my sketch book!

Challenges 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/04/morgans-artworld-challenge-75.html 

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/weeks-7734.html

https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-253-anything-goes.html 


Sunday, March 31, 2024

Spring Window Watercolor


 This Spring Window watercolor painting is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Mark Art.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors n Canson 140 lb. coldpress watercolor paper. Most of the flowers in the bottom window frames were made from dropping salt on the wet paper. 

The window frame was made from using washi tape applied to keep the frame white. It's helps to keep edges bleed-free and doesn't rip the paper. I added Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White for highlights, flowers and to clean up the frame a bit.

This project was delightful and has several other applications using the window frame idea.

Challenges:

https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-253-anything-goes.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/weeks-7734.html 

https://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2024/03/226-polkadoodles.html

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-205-ag-thank-you-give-thanks.html 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-wopitional.html

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Birds and Blackberries Line and Wash


  This watercolor line and wash is included in a sketch book called Summer Hedgerow by Diane Antone. In the book it's called Birds and Blackberries. I love having this book on my computer. I have lots of choices to paint at my fingertips with youtube tutorials to go with each sketch. I can transfer these sketches onto my watercolor paper paper and follow Diane Antone's tutorial.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper to paint this sketch. The line was done with a Micron Pen.

There are a lot more sketches in this book.

Challenges:

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-253-anything-goes.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/weeks-7734.html 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Steampunk Hot Guy


 Here's another Steampunk character I drew on my own challenging myself to draw without following Karen Campbell's up coming tutorial. I used Karen's character of this Steampunk Hot Guy for a reference.

I drew this guy in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book, using a Graphgear 1000 mechanical pencil and a blending stump.

He may not look just like the original, but I'm pretty happy with how close I came to Karen Campbell's drawing tutorial!

Challenge: 

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/553.html 

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/03/wk-6-anything-goes-card-making-paper.html 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

A Proud Peacock


 

This mixed media Peacock painting is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte. It was a challenging piece to work on, but I'm so glad I did!

I used Jane Davenport watercolors and a variety of markers, pencils and pens, on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

Challenges:

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/classic-design-challenge-03-2024-marapr.html  

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2024/03/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Blue Hat


 

 I love to wear hats! This lovely girl is wearying a clothe hat. She was a delight to draw from Karen Campbell's book Vol. 1 Learn to Draw Art Deco Style.

Although the book uses alcohol ink markers to color these drawings, I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I added a bit of white highlights with a Uni-ball Signo pen.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html 

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/classic-design-challenge-03-2024-marapr.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-273.html 


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Tulips Line and Wash

 

This was an easy relaxing watercolor tutorial. Cinnamon Cooney thoroughly explains each step in painting this delightful floral watercolor.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper and used a Faber-Castell Pitt Pen for the crisp, defined lines.

I copied this pretty drawing onto my watercolor paper and went over my light pencil lines with the Pitt Pen. When the black lines were dry, I added the watercolor washes following the Art Sherpa's (Cinnamon Cooney) steps.

I love how this simple piece came out and plan to work on more of The Art Sherpa's tutorials.

Challenges:

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/553.html 

 http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/03/221-spring-flowers-weather-etc.html

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Steampunk Hat

This Steampunk Hat is from an upcoming tutorial by Karen Campbell of Awesome Art School. I couldn't wait so I drew it on my own, using Karen's as a reference. I drew her in my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book, using a Graphgear 1000 mechanical pencil and a blending stump. It was so fun and I was surprised, how well I did without Karen Campbell's drawing lesson.

I will be trying more Steampunk pencil drawings in my sketch book!

Challenges:

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

 https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-74.html  

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/classic-design-challenge-02-2024-febmar.html

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Santorini Line and Wash

 

Santorini is a Greek island of whitewashed blue-domed houses along the Aegean Sea. It all makes for a perfect painting for a tutorial by Paul Clark,

I used a template provided to put the outline on my Arches 140 lb. cold press block and painted it using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolors. I also used a Molotow 0.2 liner and put highlights in place with Bleed Proof White.

I love this scene and look forward to more around the world tutorials with Paul Clark!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html 

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-74.html

https://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2024/03/225-all-dressed-up.html 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Pin Up Girl Mixed Media


 I watched a Youtube video of Karen Campbell working on a mixed media vintage collage and loved the entire idea. I decided to work on the Pin Up Girl with that super personality showing for the world to see!

So I drew my version of this girl and used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I worked on blending her skin tones with Faber-Castell Gelatoes and Pitt Brush Pens. The highlights in this piece are from a Gelly Roll pen.

I enjoyed the challenge of blending skin tones on this girl and look forward to working on another pin up sometime!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-74.html 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-anything-goes-woptional.html

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2024/03/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Galaxy Forest in Watercolor

 This "Galaxy Forest," watercolor painting is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art. Sarah has several books out. The origin of this tutorial is in one of those. The outline for the trees in this painting is there. I don't own the book, but Sarah described how to draw those trees at the bottom of the painting. 

My painting was done on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper with Jane Davenport watercolors.

I enjoyed working on the steps leading to this finished piece.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2024/02/224-beccys-place.html 

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/552.html 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Girl with Pearl Earring

 

This pretty Girl with Pearl Earring is from a Youtube tutorial by Karen Campbell. I really enjoyed working on this project following Karen in my Strathmore Toned Tan Sketchbook.

Johnannes Vermeer was a Dutch artist, who painted life in the 1600s.

Karen colored her drawing with alcohol markers. I used Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor Pencils. I used a Prismacolor Colorless Blender over most of my coloring and a Gelly Roll Pen for the highlights.

It was fun following Karen Campbell drawing this famous piece step by step and listening to the music in the background! I hope she does another famous piece one day soon!

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-204-ag-polka-dots-andor.html

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-79-challenge-78-winner-top.html 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Old Guitarist

 

 

 

For  months I've been enjoying the tutorials at Awesome Art School, My drawing got better and I learned to use new media, as well as techniques.

I decided to use the Presidents' weekend to get back into some watercolor painting. I found a tutorial by Sarah Cray at Let's Make Art, that I knew I had to try. She used The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso to give a bit of art history lesson, as well as painting a monochrome color painting. 

The Old Guitarist was created during Picasso's Blue Period. His focus was on feelings of loneliness and sorrow. He repeated and varied the blues, which created unity in his work.

I painted this piece on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, with Jane Davenport watercolors.

This was a challenging, but fun piece to paint. I'm glad I devoted some time to get back into watercolor painting.

Challenges: 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-204-ag-polka-dots-andor.html 

https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-9.html 


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Copic Girl Mixed Media


 This pretty girl was inspired by a review/tutorial from Karen Campbell. Karen gave a lovely review, but I don't own the markers required. I changed it up and used Copic Markers and an assortment of supplies!

The work was done on Bristol paper, with her face and hair done with Copics. I used Molotow Liners for the outlines and detail and her purple and silver earrings were colored with Marvy Opaque Metallic Markers. The colorful blue and pink background was done using Neocolor 11 crayons by Carand'ache. I used a number of white pens for highlights and background.

It's quite a bit different from Karen Campbell's review, but it works for me!

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-79-challenge-78-winner-top.html 

 http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-204-ag-polka-dots-andor.html

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Exploration of Leaves

 

This sweet little pattern watercolor painting was inspired by a tutorial from Cee Cee aka Catherine Cote. She is a mixed media artist, who encourages others to enjoy the process rather than the final results.

I drew these leaves on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I covered the lines with Derwent Inktense pencils and added texture lines at each end of the leaves. Using a wet brush on the Inktense lines I covered each leaf with color. I covered the lines and edges of the leaves using gold Master's Touch Metallic watercolors. The background color was painted using Jane Davenport watercolors. The white dots were done with a white Uni-Ball Sigro Pen.

I enjoyed this change of pace project and will be looking for more project to work on by Cee Cee.

This piece made a lovely greeting card!

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/02/morgans-artworld-challenge-73.html 

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Granddaughter Loves Pokemon - Pikachu

HAPPY FUN STORY

My Granddaughter sits at a table with two boys in Kindergarten. One boy had two the same Pikachu small toys. He knew my Granddaughter loves this Pokeman Pikachu and gave her one. She took it to school everyday, but lost it. She and this boy looked all over and were sad they didn't find it.

Meanwhile my Granddaughter came with her dad and brother to my house. They helped clean up the leaves. Both she and her brother got paid.

Then one day over the weekend their dad made some phone calls and found a store that had that toy. Dad took the children for lunch and made sure my Granddaughter had her money. Dad took the kids to the store and my Granddaughter found the toy. She hugged it and said I want it.

What a wonderful daddy and such a good little girl.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Old Gent


 This old steampunk gent was drawn from a "Brain Stretch" with Karen Campbell from Awesome Art School. As she drew and commented her students followed online. Karen's fun and interesting comments, gave her students permission to use their imagination and creativity to invent other ways to enhance this old gentlemen.

I enjoyed the tutorial drawing only with my Graphgear 1000 Pentel mechanical pencil. I enjoyed the darks and lights using just the pencil on the pages of my Strathmore Toned Tan sketch book.

Steampunk is such a fun theme. There are more tutorials to come in this theme, to look forward to, in Awesome Art School.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/02/morgans-artworld-challenge-73.html  

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Gray Toned Girl


 This Gray Toned Girl is from a two part tutorial and review by Karen Campbell. She was supposed to be the cover girl on Karen's "How to Draw Fun Fab Faces Book. It's a free lesson on YouTube.

It's no problem at all following this artist drawing these delightful faces in the first video. In the second video Karen adds the alcohol markers, which in this case were supposed to bw gray tones by Tombow (Full Product Review). She did a wonderful job with the review although the markers left a lot to be desired!

I used Copic Markers which Karen and I both love. Trouble was my Copic Markers are old and even though I refill them, the lighter grays needed several layers in the girl's face. Instead of lines across that did not blend, I did layers of small circle. I'm happy that this technique worked well with this girl.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-monochrom-you-pick-palette.html

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html 

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/02/morgans-artworld-challenge-73.html

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Red Squirrel in Mixed Media


I was really happy to get to work this Red Squirrel, a tutorial by Tamara Laporte.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, to paint this cutie. I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White to make the tummy white again and added a bit of Liquitex Acrylic Ink to the tail. A couple of pens and markers brought out the details.

Aside from a transmission problem with the video it was fun and I'm pleased with the finished piece.

Challenges:

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-270.html 

https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-9.html 


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Fun Fab Face: Dark Skin

 

This was a wonderful lesson on skin tones, using Copic alcohol Markers, from Karen Campbell at Awesome Art School.

The dark outlines were done with Sharpie Markers and the white highlights were done with a Uni-Ball Signo Pen.

I enjoyed using my Copic Marker on the Bristol Paper and can't wait to try my hand at another tutorial by Karen Campbell.

Challenges:

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/549.html 

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/classic-design-challenge-01-2024-janfeb.html 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Miss Sultry


 Miss Sultry is from a tutorial by Karen Campbell at Awesome Art School. I'm not so sure she looks sultry, but she is pretty!

This drawing on Bristol paper was done using a combination of Copic Markers and Sharpies. I have a limited amount of grey shade in Copic Markers. I used the Uni-ball Signo Pen for highlights.

I'm very happy to be working on more tutorials with my Copic Markers.

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/549.html 

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-78-challenge-77-winner-top.html 

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Lady Steampunk

 

This young lady was drawn and colored from Karen Campbell's art lessons at Awesome Art School.

I drew this character using my Graph Gear 1000 Pentel Pencil on Bristol Paper. The black outlines were done using Micron Pens and a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. The white Uni-ball Signo was used for highlights.

I used Copic Alcohol Markers to color this girl.

I'm really happy with this finished piece and look forward to more in the Steampunk series.

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2024/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html 

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-78-challenge-77-winner-top.html 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

That Wise Owl


 I couldn't wait to start this Owl from Tamara Laporte's tutorial in the Women Unleashed Retreat.

I followed Tamara's step by step drawing lesson and on to painting, this fellow in mostly Jane Davenport watercolors and some Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.

Both a black Micron Pen and a Uni-Ball Signo white pen brought out the additional details.

This painting made a really nice Christmas gift for my bird lovin hubby!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2024/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Floral Watercolor Mixed Media

 

This floral painting was inspired from a tutorial by Creationsceecee. I drew the design usig a Derwent Inktense outliner pencil on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I added a frame to the paper with a 2.0 Speedball Elegant Writer. I followed that going over the floral lines with the Elegant Writer. I colored in the floral design with Derwent Inktense pencils.

Using a wet paint brush I brushed around the frame dragging the color to form the background of my floral. Then I blotted off the wet color revealing the pink ink it left behind.

I sprayed water on the flower and moved the painted mixture around with a brush. I blotted the mass of color and dried it with my hair dryer. I skipped the addition of Glossy Accents altogether.

I used a Faber-Castell Pitt Artest Pen to define the flower petals. Here is where I jumped off the tutorial adding highlights with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.

I added some gold and some green Fine Tec Pearlescent Watercolors. I love the new look of this Elegant Writer piece!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/01/morgans-artworld-challenge-72.html  

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-78-challenge-77-winner-top.html

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Whimsical Face


 I found this Elegant Writer tutorial on Karen Campbell's mixed media Youtube channel. She is the owner of Awesome Art School.

I really love playing with the Elegant Writer Pen and drawing girls is another favorite of mine.

I drew this girl in pencil following Karen and went over my lines with the Elegant Writer Pen. I went over those pen lines with a damp brush and blotted some with a paper towel. When I blot the drawing, more pink ink comes out of the Elegant Writer Ink.

I let it dry and went over the drawing again for a second layer in a few spots. After it dried I added highlights with a white Sharpie Paint Marker. The marker is water based.

I enjoyed working on this and look forward to more of the same!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html 

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/01/morgans-artworld-challenge-72.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/week-762.html 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Cottage at Penshurst Place in Line and Wash


 


 This watercolor line and wash is from a tutorial by Paul Clark. The Cottage at Penshurst Place, UK.

I transferred the outline onto my Arches cold press watercolor block using a sheet of graphite paper. The line and details were done using a Micron pen. I painted with Winsor Newton Cotman tube colors and added highlights with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White. 

I'm really pleased with the finished painting, I haven't done a landscape in a while!

Challenges: 

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2024/01/january-2024-create-gatefold-card.html 

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2024/01/morgans-artworld-challenge-72.html

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/week-762.html