Saturday, 1 July 2017

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #4

Hello Friends,

Can you believe it is July? I am hoping to get lots of outdoor water colour painting done this summer, as well as some vegetable gardening and watching my bunnies and guinea pigs play outside. What are your favourite summer activities?

It is Challenge #4 at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and this month we are sponsored by Limited Runs. I chose this adorable kitty as my image. I resized it and made six little kittens to go with the big one. This made a lovely card for my dear friend, who has been my ministry partner for nearly 10 years in a mid-week children's program at our church. I included an original rose water colour painting with the Thank You card as a gift. Both were made back in May, but I will include a pic of the painting in case you didn't see it before.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will consider joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. You may enter any kind of art or craft so long as it includes a critter.

Hugs & smiles,

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Water Colour Scene Background

Hello Friends,

Today I did a vague water colour scene in my art journal to use as a background.
I lost most of my first clouds so I dried it and use a scruffy brush to scrubbed out some others.
Thanks for dropping by.

Blessing hugs,

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Kid Sketches

Hello Friends,

I think part of the journey of developing a skill is figuring out your weak points so you know where you need to study and try harder.

I decided to try sketching children. My sketches are from my imagination. I have not used any reference photos. I started with a boy, about 10-12 years old. I am pretty satisfied with the results. My next subject was a girl of about 7. I am fairly happy with how she turned out. The most challenging sketch was of a pre-schooler. I erased so many times, I damaged the paper and the end result is pretty creepy looking.

Hence, I realize my need to study toddlers and very young children. I may even try tracing a few subjects to get a better idea of the differnce in their faces from adults and older children.

I thought about only showing you the older children because I was embarrassed with how horribly the young child turned out, but if I refuse to show off my mistakes, I don't think I will be much help to you. Hopefully, after a bit of practice and study, I will be able to show you how I overcame and you will be encouraged to pushed passed your mistakes too.

(BTW, I purposely did not work on their clothing, other than to sketch them loosely)

Thanks for stopping by. What skill are you weak at, but would really like to improve?

Blessing hugs,