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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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!


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!