I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of media lately.
I started out with these fun colorful watercolor horses, using Uni Posca markers and watercolors.
Then a few made their way on to these pencil cases.
And some into stickers.
And finally I experimented with sewing them on to colorful paper backgrounds.
In my next post I’ll show you how easy it is for a horse to transform into a unicorn!
Not sure what to do with all that pretty washi tape?
Try this little activity.
- Pick 3 colors
- Randomly place a piece of tape on the page
- Place a few more pieces, overlap and rotate the page
- After 6 pieces of tape, try to find an animal
- Maybe look for a tail or nose and build from there.
- Now start filling in with tape and outline with a marker or pencil
I’ve been working on my photo editing skills in GIMP and I was finally happy with the results of the scanned files. This allowed me to order prints of various sizes online. I decided on square prints, I just prefer the square shape to the traditional 5×7 or 8×10. After the prints arrived I found some simple frames…..and here are the results! These guys are already on their way to a new home.
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.
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.
This little guy is missing his tail!