Here is a fun little watercolor dog I painted last weekend for a friend. Duke is a lucky dog adopted just in time for Christmas. Super fun to draw and makes me smile when I see him.
Experimenting with adding a Santa hat to the birds.
I’ve signed up to be in a craft fair in a few weeks. The last time I did a craft fair was before my kids were born! I plan to have watercolor characters for Christmas tree decorations. I’ll post some pics in the next few days.
I’ll be at OLV in State College on Saturday, December 2. Hope to see you there.
I’ve let summer and work get in the way of art and this blog. In between bike rides, I’ve squeezed in a little art time but certainly not enough. One idea that has been bouncing around in my head is sharing with others how easy it is to have fun and make art.
I’ve had several people ask me to have a class on how to make the little animals that I draw and paint, so I’ve put together some fun techniques for creating cute and crazy cats.
You definitely don’t need to be an artist or have any experience!! The goal of these exercises is to open your mind and see drawing from a new perspective. We aren’t going for hyper realistic drawings or paintings, if you want that you could just take a picture.
There are so many fun and unique drawing opportunities I couldn’t fit them in to one session, so there will be other classes utilizing different techniques and animals. (I am thinking dogs, rabbits, horses, and a few other surprises)
Hopefully I’ll get a few more bunnies up on the Etsy shop. Here is a pic of the first bunny available just in time for Easter!
Working on these little guys. They make me laugh. I should have prints available in my Etsy shop soon. I’ll post a link when they are ready.
It started with this little guy. I thought I wanted to make a little Christmas mouse out of wallpaper scraps. I found a pattern I liked and set to tracing, cutting and gluing. He was okay, but in the end I felt like I wanted something a little different.
So I started sketching and trying to come up with some kind of caricature. Here are some of the ideas I worked through.
Once I had a shape that I liked. I started roughly blobbing some ink on the page and after waiting for it to dry, I would draw the mouse. I liked this a lot! (Probably because that is how I did a gazillion dogs and cats.)
Eventually I ended up with a cute little mouse, that became part of my Christmas cards.
Unfortunately, a new job and the holidays have cut into my blogging time. The good news, I have still been doing some art and have been toying around with drawing this cute little guy. The background is layers of gesso and fluid acrylics from Trekell Art Supplies. The outline of his body is with a black stabilo pencil. I am still having fun experimenting with these and I love the effect when you add water.
I have a Christmas card that this character also appears on. I’ll upload that guy in the next few days.