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5×7 Cards Ready to Paint

 

 

Hello Friends!

I just wanted you to know that I am still working on my cards. Β Unfortunately, I did not make it to the printer this week with the first one. Β I became involved in a huge writing project.

Anyway, I did get three more sea turtles LIGHTLY drawn (sorry if you can’t see them well) onto the watercolor paper and will probably do some painting later today.

I didn’t feel very well for a couple of days this week, but I did get to talk with both of the kids for quite a while which made my week a lot brighter!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and all of you creative people out there are enjoying your creative endeavors, whatever they may be.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! Β πŸ™‚

Ballerina Shoes – Pencil Drawings

Here are some ballerina pointe shoes. I plan to do a watercolor painting of them soon.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

Ballerina Toe Shoes

Ballerina Shoes

Ballerina Pencil Tracings

Here’s a couple of ballerinas I traced from a book. I tried to draw the child one by sight but had a heck of a time with the hands! So I gave up and traced it!! Then the other one is an older girl. I love her dress. I plan to do watercolors of these. They are from a child’s book about ballerinas. The lighting from my camera is terrible, sorry!

Child Ballerina Tracing

Young Girl Ballerina Tracing

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Sketch

HERE IS MY LATEST VERY ROUGH SKETCH OF THE LAST HUGE SEA TURTLE PAINTING I WILL BE DOING. IT IS THE KEMP’S RIDLEY, AND I WANTED TO DO A FRONTAL VIEW AS I REALIZED I HAVE BEEN DOING ONLY SIDE VIEWS OF ALL OF MY OTHER SEA TURTLES. THE FRONTAL VIEW IS THE MOST DIFFICULT FOR ME TO DO, BUT I NEED THE CHALLENGE!!!!

Kemp's Ridley sketch

VERY CLOSE-UP!!!

Kemp's Ridley Close-up

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, AND GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE A BIG HUG!!!

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Drawings – Pencil and Pen!

Here is my Olive Ridley Sea Turtle! These are pictures of the size I will be painting. This time I decided to trace the pencil with this really cool pen I received as a free gift at the art store where I buy my supplies. A couple of weeks ago, they gave away a little bag of goodies to the first 25 customers. It was on a Saturday, too, so I decided to go. I needed a couple of things anyway, and my husband needed something to make a sign for his California Conservation Corps. reunion. So we made the trip to town that day.

I am going to use this pen (and get more of them) for my tracings from now on, because I know it will be so much easier to see when I put it on my light board to transfer the drawing to my watercolor paper!

Have a wonderful day everyone, and give someone you love a big hug! (Do you know how many times I actually type gig hug? One of these days I’m going to miss correcting that! HA!)

THE PENCIL DRAWINGS

Olive Ridley drawing

CLOSE-UP PENCIL

Olive Ridley pencil close-up

INK TRACINGS

Olive Ridley Ink on Tracing paper

CLOSE-UP INK TRACING {I had to tape a couple of pieces of tracing paper together. I still need to get a huge tablet of the size I need! πŸ˜‰ }

Olive Ridley Ink Close-up

HUMMINGBIRD DRAWING FOR JILL

I am calling this drawing “Jill’s Hummingbird” in honor of my friend Jill Weatherholt! She has a great blog. Check it out at: http://jillweatherholt.wordpress.com/

Here’s your hummingbird, Jill, along with a field of tulips. This was a lot of fun to do!

Smelling the flowers

Hummingbird and Tulips

 

 

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Drawings

HERE’S MY NEW SEA TURTLE. HE IS A HAWKSBILL SEA TURTLE. I DREW HIM YESTERDAY. THIS IS A DRAWING I PLAN TO USE IN MY NEXT PAINTING. THIS WILL BE MY THIRD SEA TURTLE IN A SERIES OF HOPEFULLY, SEVEN. THAT’S MY PLAN, ANYWAY!

ALSO, I AM PLANNING TO MAKE A POST SOON ABOUT A GREAT BOOK I READ THAT HAS INSPIRED ME IN MY ART AND PURSUIT OF AN ART CAREER.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY EVERYONE, AND GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE A BIG HUG!! πŸ™‚

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Close-up of his “bill.” See the hawk resemblance? πŸ™‚

Hawksbill S.T.  Close-up

Sea Turtle Drawing

THIS IS THOMAS,
MY NEWEST SEA TURTLE.

This is graphite pencil on heavy paper. He is in the middle of an ocean of paper, size 18×24″. It is the largest drawing I have done of anything really. Thomas is a preliminary drawing that I want to lightly trace onto watercolor paper so I can make a painting of him. I will not trace every little detail as that would take way too long, just the outline. I don’t want to make the watercolor painting quite as detailed. At some point I will ad a background of water, etc., to this drawing, but I don’t have the time today!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a huge hug! πŸ™‚

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KILI IS FINISHED!!!

Kili Finished!

Here is Kili from The Hobbit. As I said in a previous post, I am not selling this. I did it for my daughter. She got a photo off of the internet. The copy she got was very faded in places, but I just found out it is a variation of an ad poster that is cropped at the edges that you see here.

Emperor Palpatine and Yoda

THIS IS THE FRONT (EMPOROR PALPATINE) AND INSIDE (YODA) OF MY SON’S 17TH BIRTHDAY CARD I MADE FOR HIM YESTERDAY. THE EMPEROR IS WATERCOLOR AND YODA IS PENCIL.

Emperor Palpatine

I KNOW. HE’S EXTRA SCARY LOOKING! I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING IN THE CARD LIKE, “THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU’RE OLD,” BUT I DECIDED NOT TO. πŸ™‚

Yoda

Have a great day, and give someone you love a hug! πŸ™‚