I love roosters. I even have a big enough yard to have a hen house. But, it is only a dream after all. I am wanting to paint this fella on a back splash for my kitchen, so this is a little quick painting to practice my rooster skills. If you want to see pictures of my kitchen, it is over on my Wonders of Whimsy blog.
Drawing in illustrator is one of my favorite hobbies at the moment. Well actually, it is my only hobby at the moment. Thankfully, it cost me nothing but time. This santa took about an hour. NOT BAD! Well, I hope everyone is having a warm and safe Christmas.
I sold two of my favorite pieces yesterday. Just so happens to be a friend and one of my foster babies forever mommy. I am thrilled it will be going to such an awesome home. I kind of got attached to these pieces because they have been decorating my office for a year and a half. Wow, hard to beleive I have not done much art since then. At least not painting. All of my art lately has been the digital version. But, I did purchase a few more boxes and books to paint, so maybe this will motivate me. I better make it quick though cuz school may be getting busier as a take more classes. Plus, there are three more foster babies to socialize. People ask me a lot whether I get lonely...and I really have no time to sit and ponder the notion. I have way to much to do!
Did you know this makes my 9th or 10th blog..JEEZ! Well, this is for a good cause and I get to have fun and create kitty graphics. Might as well do something good with my talent, right? Click on the link to take you there.
Click on the image to go. In order to keep my art separated, I have started a different blog for my portfolio. I will keep sharing here as much as I can and hopefully bring more folk art to this page when I have some free time (which seems like never, these days)
COOL! I created my first drawing in Illustrator. I used the pencil tool. This is so different than my painting in Photoshop. Each part is a separate path. It only took me an hour. That's not bad for a beginner! I am feeling a little bit better about Illustrator now. Though, I would love to know if I can shade my painting. We will see!
After hours of schoolwork, I had to practice painting in Photoshop. I know my lines could be crisper, but I am pretty tired of looking at my computer screen. So, I am hanging up my Wacom board for the day. I love the chocolate background.
Didn't I say I was gonna stop sitting in front of the computer and veg on the couch. LOL It's 930 already and I didn't relax at all. Oh well. I was having a little fun drawing one of my prior paintings in Photoshop. I am trying to master the pen tool. It's not easy! I experimented with smudge and opacity a little on this one. She's such a pretty girl. Who does she remind you of?
It's a rainy day here. I have been working on school work most of the afternoon. I am a bit tired of looking at my computer screen, so I am not about to draw in Photoshop today. I kind of feel like being lazy and hanging on the couch. Not sure yet, if that is what I will do.
This 5x7 painting is one of my favorites. It was inspired by a Gritty Jane original. I could not find an image of it to share as she is not creating angel art anymore.
Yeah! Summer is almost here. The weather has been pretty nice. When it's not raining that is. I start working part time soon. The hours are perfect for a college student.
I also invited mom to come have a craft day with me once a week. Mom started painting. Art runs in the family. Though, mom was like me and had not created in a very long time. I am going to help her with a blog, so she can share her art.
Worked on my shading techniques this morning. I am not formally trained in fine art, being a cartoonist I am not very good at making my girls look real. Though, I am happy with being a cartoonist, I do admire artists that can do much more. This girl is inspired by a Gritty Jane painting. I used the dodge and burn technique in the hair and above the eyes and under the chin. It's so much fun realizing what you can do in Photoshop.