Fairy and Flowers Watercolor
For the last few evenings I drew and painted this fairy on 140 lb. Winsor & Newton brand watercolor paper. I like it much better than any other paper of the same weight that I’ve tried.
In a new book I have called “The Fairy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible” by Linda Ravenscroft, she calls this fairy a Butterfly Fairy, because her wings resemble a peacock butterfly. The only thing I painted the same colors were the wings, but my pattern turned out differently. Also, I made my fairy’s skin pink and her clothes yellow. I made the daisy she is sitting on a lavender instead of white, too. I also didn’t paint the scenery around her the same as the author’s example.
This book was created to teach others how to draw fairies, their clothes, and environments. It is filled with small templates of the different poses for them. She also shares what colors she used to paint hers. What is fun, though, is that there are several other fantasy creatures in the book. A few are: Spriggan, Dryad, Gnome, Sylph, Goblin, and several other types of fairies.
So I am planning on having lots of fun drawing and painting fantasy creatures as well as doing portraits for my class this year. It is something I was doing many years ago and wish I had stuck with.
This week I tried drawing my portrait assignment in charcoal and ink as instructed, but it came out looking all wrong. So at some point I may try it again. I am finding I don’t like charcoal and ink much. In fact, I am considering painting the rest of the portraits in watercolor. I forgot just how much I love this medium more than all the others I have done! And I think I may be getting to the point of wanting to stick to just one painting medium now to hopefully become much better at it.
Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀