A young girl is in a garden environment with a tree, flowers and some exotic and imaginary birds. This watercolor has been so much fun drawing in pencil and then coloring with my travel watercolor palette. She just seems to fit this place.
enjoy seeing her on my products.
Here is another zentangle from my collection of pen and ink little drawings that I am digitally drawing and painting to finish them ON THE WACOM. This one was a real experience because I guess it’s a shock to experience the vivid and true color on the cintiq tablet and see the paler version on the internet. On the web the colors look pale to me.
To say the least I spent many hours on this and I worked it through and reworked it trying to learn how I could have done it easier.
A sweet fairy has a new home. She dances for joy at the warm light coming from her big pumpkin abode. Her dress is in tatters and her hair is a mess, but she now has her very own pumpkin. You can continue to make more chapters to this story. This is a happy ending for this little gal. It is a watercolor I did some time ago and it has been forgotten until now.
I used a font called Worstveld Sling…this is the italic version. I love the simplicity. It
is very legible and all I did was add an additional stroke. I laid it on the bottom half of the painting but it was getting lost in some places. So I made a new transparent layer and tinted some areas with the soft yellow to eliminate the visual clutter. This took a little time to finish the touch ups on this piece because the edge was kind of raggedy. I smoothed it over a little with a soft brush of orange to tie the pieces together. I erased the white background around the border because I wanted the transparency to reveal the cool jagged edge of the painting which I think is very appealing. I did not want it on a white border. When you print on textile, it is very preferable to use the PNG format, so that way you can also put it on different colors of fabrics.
I would like to see this art on a baby’s outfit. I think that could work. I am happy with this as I think it’s a good fit of text and subject. I think this could easily become a story. Of course, now that I look back it is somewhat autobiographical. Did you know there are fairies living under logs and in abandoned bird nests?
I have revised this sketch so many times and I can’t even stop myself. chuckle, chuckle. Sorry folks, I am working hard to get to the next step with my drawings and marketing efforts. I have thought this over for quite a while and last night I decided this alphabet and text series is not for public taste. It’s not that people don’t actually like this kind of thing, but I think it’s a non-fit for this on-line store venue. I can see this idea fitting ….where? Right now I don’t know but I have all the psd files and I can use them at any time.
Being an artist is hard enough but when you go through a deep learning curve, it is nerve-racking. I am driven to find a solution to this little dilemma and I am confident an answer will put up its weary head and I will end up smiling. Every day I am learning and every day new doors open. Moving to Mexico has given me the opportunity to work for as many hours per day as I want to without being distracted by life’s problems. I love it here and celebrate that I can finally draw, paint and click to the world what is going on in my brain.
I have always walked two paths for as long as I can with my art. Many have told me I am a traditional painter trying to fit into a commercial world. YES! They are correct. I guess I like too many things and want to explore too much.
This is the revision of the first hammock sketch I did using the word “Rest”. I actually changed a lot of things. I think it’s much better and it is over-all a lot lighter than the old green version. So your comments are appreciated and I am listening. I am trying to be super simple but maintain personality.
Here is the first version using a lot of greens and the text is much heavier in the first version. I like the new above version much better. Comments appreciated.
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