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Swirling Mermaids in Pencil

 

Hello Friends!

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

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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

 

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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

 

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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! 😀

“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! 😀

 

Portrait of a Girl in Charcoal

 

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Last night I decided to do the lesson for Week #22 of Let’sFaceIt2020.

I did not take the time to watch the instructional videos of the instructor, Juna Biagioni, though. I have other projects I am working on right now. Also, I think I dislike charcoal more every time I draw with it! But that’s okay. I still wanted to give it a go. I am not an artist who feels I must perfect every medium I try, that’s for sure. Ha ha! But experimenting is fun!

Later today I am going to start on the lesson for Week #23, and when I finish it, I will be all caught up again! It is a full body portrait in watercolor, so I am sure it will be challenging! And, as you may know, I LOVE watercolors!

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

 

Mermaids Swimming with a Whale

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This past weekend I participated in a group weekend challenge called “Katrina Koltes and Friends Magick and Art.” Katrina is the one who led the watercolor workshop called “Between the Realms” where we did the fairy paintings. I still have a few lessons left in it, but am taking my time. Most of the members are done with their fairy journals, though.

This painting was a lot of fun to do. I painted it on 300 lb. watercolor paper with watercolor paints.

I think my next project will be doing more elves. But they will be more ethereal and coming from a portal of light. Stay tuned!

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

 

 

Portrait of a Woman in Watercolor

 

Hello Friends!

Last night I decided to start catching up on my portraits for Let’sFaceIt2020. This one was done by the instructor with gouache paints, but I have found that I don’t really like gouache. So I decided to do it in watercolors. In our class, we are doing 3/4 portraits

I liked her pink hair, too, because it reminded me of when my daughter had pink hair in her late childhood and teen years.

Our weather here in Northern California is beginning to get hot. I am thankful that we had such a long springtime, though. But now we will get very little rain until probably October.

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

 

 

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