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Ballerinas in Mixed Media

 

Hello Friends!

I don’t know if you will remember or not, but I have posted these ballerina poses before (I think.) But this time I added a few things!

I drew them in charcoal on a thick piece of paper. Then I used my Arteza brush pens to color them and the background. Next I used a stamp with the word joy in Japanese. And lastly I copied the song called “Waltz” from聽Swan Lake.聽Then I cut out two stanzas from it and glued them on. Lastly, I drew around the dancers and the music with charcoal.

I enjoyed creating this! It didn’t take very long either. I like the texture that these brush pens make when I swipe them on the paper!

Now I am going to attempt to do the main and mini lessons from my class called “Paint Your Heart and Soul.” Hopefully I can post them tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day! 馃榾

 

Jack and the Giant

 

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This is a drawing I did over the last couple of nights. I recently found a small booklet called “Rackham’s Fairy Tale Illustrations” that was put together and edited by Jeff A. Menges and published in 2002.

When I was a little kid in the 1960s, I know I saw Arthur Rackham’s illustrations in old books of Grimm’s fairy tales. He also did illustrations for other books such as聽Snowdrop and Other Tales聽and聽Hansel and Grethel and Other Tales both published in 1920.

I find it interesting that Menges says, “Creatures of fantasy, legend, and fairy tales represented the core of Rackham’s output. His imaginative interpretations of witches, elves, giants, and fairies have influenced many of the images that have been produced ever since.” This is exactly what I have been hoping to do – create fairy tale images from MY imagination!

My drawing is a combination of my own imagination and copying Rackham’s giant from his illustration from “Jack and the Beanstalk.” However, as you can see from his illustration, I changed mine quite a bit! For instance, my giant doesn’t have animals hanging from his belt!

My perspective is different, because I wanted the giant to be looking down at a hole in his floor where Jack is climbing up the beanstalk which, of course, did not happen in the written story. But this is my version! There’s a lot about the angle that isn’t perspectively correct, but I actually hadn’t planned on it being a finished drawing. I was just sketching in ink and then decided to use my brush pens to add the color. But it was too fun to keep it to myself!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 馃榾

 

Woman in Brush Pens

Hello Friends!

I went crazy with this portrait. The instructor in my Let’sfaceit#2020 class was Jennifer Bonneteau for Week #25. She is the same instructor that I did my Frida Kahlo portrait in acrylics with.

However, I haven’t watched her videos for this one yet. She gave us the photo in black and white and a picture of her finished painting in acrylics. But I decided to draw mine in pencil on Bristol paper and use my Arteza Brush Pens to go a little crazy with the colors! It was a lot of fun, but drawing this pose was really challenging! I do plan to do this again on canvas in acrylics at some point. I think I may have signed up for too many free classes right now! But as I have said before, I just work at my own pace anyway!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 馃榾

 

 

Dryad in Brush Pen

 

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Last night I decided to use my brush pens to draw my Dryad in color. I drew her on Bristol paper which is stiff and thick but smooth. It is perfect paper for brush pens, markers, ink pens or calligraphy pens.

This was fun to do. Instead of drawing the whole scene that I did in pencil, I wanted to just draw her without a background. So I guess you could say this is a portrait of a Dryad!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 馃榾

Scarlet Ibis in Brush Pen

 

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Last night I decided to have a go with my Arteza Brush Pens again. I love the vibrancy of the colors, however, even though they are very easy on my arm, I am still trying to learn how to maneuver them! The bristles are very soft, softer than any of my paint brushes! So they still feel strange to me.

I have a lot of stuff to do today like dishes (we don’t have a dishwasher) and laundry. I also need to work out; using the rubberbands for my arm exercises seems to be helping some. And I am not doing a lot of art, so my pain is minimal which I am thankful for! My MRI is scheduled for October 1st and my follow-up appointment with the doctor is on the 3rd. So I don’t have too long of a wait.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 馃榾

 

Badger in Brush Pens

 

Hello Friends!

I decided to use my brush pens to draw this badger since they are very light to hold and draw with. I barely have to press them on the paper. So they aren’t really hard on my arm. It was fun to do.

Have and wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 馃榾

 

 

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