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Fairy Child Unaware

 

Hello Friends!

Last night I decided to draw a little boy fairy in almost the same pose as my last post. He is caught unaware of the mischevious tree and teardrop fairy behind him, though. What are they going to do, I wonder! What do you think? Let me know in the comments. This could be fun!

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

 

Fantasy Characters in Pencil

 

Captain Hook

 

Rumplestiltskin

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe it is the 4th of July already! I hope if you are celebrating, you stay safe and healthy!

I have been watching the show “Once Upon a Time” through Netflix the last couple of months. And my two favorite characters are Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin. One might think they are both villains, but only Rumplestiltskin is. Captain Hook has his moments, but I think he becomes a lovable and complex character in the show.

What I love about watching this is that I never know what to expect, and I never know what character from fairytales is going to show up. I also never know right away whether a character is going to be a hero or a villian! I love the surprising twists and turns in the storytelling!

We can’t do any streaming on Netflix where we are out in the boonies. So mailing and waiting for discs makes watching any series take quite a while! But that’s okay. I’m not in a hurry!

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

Woman in Brush Pens

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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! 😀

 

 

Swirling Mermaids in Pencil

 

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Recently I purchased a book called “Mermaid Wisdom” by Brenda Rosen. It is a used book, and because of the condition it arrived in, my complaint to the company made it become a FREE book. It absolutely reeked of such a strong mildew smell that I couldn’t read it until now! I received it weeks ago. Strangely, though, the book’s pages have no sign of mold anywhere.

Anyway, the reason I bought it is because I wanted to learn about the history of mermaid legends. Katrina Koltes is going to be working on a new workshop at some point focusing on mermaids which everyone in the fairy workshop class is really excited about! So I thought I would start learning about them now. And of course, that inspired me to try to draw them. They are not easy to draw by any means either!

I hope everyone had a good and healthy week in your part of the world! We are doing well here in California.

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

 

Fairies in Pencil

Hello Friends!

This is a pencil drawing I did in my sketchbook the other night. I love drawing simple scenes. I especially liked adding the butterflies and hummingbirds, too!

I have some other watercolors I want to start from a couple of mini workshops by Katrina Koltes. Her spirit has awakened my imagination and helped me enjoy just drawing for fun in my leisure. You can find her classes here. https://katrinakoltes.com/

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

 

Elves of Light in Watercolor

 

Hello Friends!

Over the last couple of days I drew and painted this. This was in the fairy class as one of our last assignments that Katrina calls “The Elves of Light.”

I really enjoyed working on this one! It was very relaxing and fun. I am not sure what I am going to do next.

I hope everyone has had a good week and you are all staying well.

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

 

Dryad in Brush Pen

 

Hello Friends!

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! 😀

“Elf Sniffing Flower” in Pencil

 

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Last night I drew this Asian elf girl sniffing a daisy. Then some bees and butterflies flew in to say hi to her and me. So they wanted me to draw them, too!

This was very enjoyable to draw. Hopefully, I will get to the elf paintings I want to do this week! And who knows? Perhaps a couple of fairies will show up, too!

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

 

 

Troll, Tree & Fairy Pencil Drawing

 

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This is a drawing I worked on this week. The fairy has landed on the troll’s head, because it thinks he doesn’t ever eat fairies. But I don’t think it knows that eating fairies is how his stomach got so full! Hopefully, the fairy’s tree friend will warn her first!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. We had a wonderful cool and rainy day yesterday. But today is sunny and going to get hot. I prefer the cool and rain.

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

 

Fantasy Characters in Pencil

 

 

Hello Friends!

The other day before I painted the nude woman for my class, I drew these guys!

The one on the left is a Spriggan and the other is called a Boogie. I didn’t put them in a scene since I was just drawing them as character studies.

I used my book by Linda Ravenscroft called “The Fairy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible.” 

I really love this book! There are so many different types of fairies and other characters to draw. And she also shows her color palettes for painting each one! She is a really great artist. I am enjoying going through this book.

I recently ordered a book about mermaids. It is not a “how-to draw” book, though. It is more about the different types and their history. So I do plan on drawing some soon!

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

 

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