Actually have five minutes to upload this. A commission that I had to finish yesterday 'cause I'm leaving today. Also have another painting that I had to get done last night but didn't take photos of it (commission for a friend of the family of a cross, on feathers)
12"x16" canvas, acrylic paints.
WIP seen here (with awful yellowish lighting - ick)
3 o'clock in the morning scribbles. Inspired by my fave artist ever, yet her pieces don't contain this much creep. Hers are magical.
Did manage to impress my boyfriend though. He left for like 15 minutes and by the time he got back I was already over halfway finished (having started about 5 minutes after he left). So total, about 30 mins? And done entirely with a simple black ballpoint pen. SPEEEEEEEEEEED D8
And uh...supposed to be an apocalypse'd city on his head. I'm not very good with cityscapes. :C
Where can I buy fancy paper? I want fancy paper. I also want to dye my own paper with tea, and then draw on said handmade fancy tea papers. Mmyep.
Hmm. This looks really dark on this computer. It looked a lot lighter on my other laptop...gah.
Commission for Her knote, Whimsique. Such pretty flowing fur, so fun to paint. Very difficult to get a good shot of this one, both scanner and camera did funny things. There is thread stitching over the eyes like requested, and I used some silvery iridescent paint in a few spots, like the buckle, eyes, horns and splatters in the background.
I wanted to mark the coming of Spring with a new drawing, and I felt hares and boxing hares at that, would be a good starting point. Hares seem to go a bit crazy at this time of year so I tried to get a feeling of that madness in my drawing, I also decided to add a few daffodils, another sure sign of Spring. Once I did though, I felt that they had to be coloured (can't draw daffodils and leave them uncoloured!) so here we are the Hares conducting their Spring rites
I used a 0.3 2b mechanical pencil mainly with a 4b for darker shades plus some colour pencils for the daffodils, this was drawn on A3 bristol smooth board. I had some fun and games joining the scans (only have an A4 scanner) but got there in the end. I cleaned up the scans with gimp and added a border and some contrast with picasa.
There are 5 hares in this drawing can you see them all?
An entry for a rather large contest, wish me luck!!
So my little sister was hanging down on our dock a couple weeks ago and happened to spot something that we have NEVER seen in the area before: a River Otter. My parents have lived in our yard for 27 years (and we are always outside), they have never seen one before here, we didn't think they existed in our river! We suspect that this little dude may just be cruising through, since we haven't seen him (or her?) since. My sis was lucky enough to have her camera with her, and was kind enough to let me use her pics for reference.
The only part I actually referenced was the otter, and the front half only (back end was covered in greenery). I wing'd all of the foliage, the shoreline and the water. Whew. Challenging to make things look realistic sometimes when you don't have a ref.
So all painted with acrylics on a piece of watercolour paper.
OH MY GOD THIS WAS EXHAUSTING Started this at 11 AM. It is now 930 PM of the same day. Worked all but probably 3 hours of it. During which my family and I proceeded to enjoy a lovely firework show put on by our now-dead fondue pot, then go all redneck and use an electric skillet instead. It was very painful. xD
Anyway Last night my boyfriend tells me that he got my parents something for Christmas, and even though I did want to paint something for his parents, I didn't think I would have had time. But lo and behold, I can get a lot done in one day. Apparently.
So the help part. HELP ME WITH ANYTHING THAT NEEDS FIXING PLEASE ILOVEYOU. This goes to them..tomorrow. So if any of you lovely folk are around on Christmas eve, want to lend me a hand? Thanks!
Their three pups. Maggie the Bulldog (who is the cutest dog ever, oh god what a softie), Eddie the Westie, and Becki the Jack Russell.
Painted with acrylics on canvas. HATED that canvas. It was so textured and was glossy almost, the paint barely adhered to it at the beginning. And 11"x14".
Overall I'm pretty damn happy with it, especially seeing how I went from a blank canvas to this in one day.