Saturday, January 31, 2009
I just realized that I never actually posted the final piece. So, here it is... I'm pretty happy with it. In fact, I used it for my last postcard mailing. (I also included the spot I used on the back).
So, thanks for the great idea Lyon!
Well, I finally was able to finish up the piece I posted here. Here are a couple of mice enjoying their cups of hot cocoa in front of a crackling fire. I'm pretty happy with it for the most part. There is maybe one or two things I'd change, but for now I'm done.
Posted by Diandra Mae at 10:57 AM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here's my sketch for "Hot Chocolate". I'd already drawn this out before I saw Kristin's mouse/cocoa piece. Great minds think alike, right pal? I'm really going to try to put color to this, but I had another grandbaby tonight and I'm also trying to keep up in 2 classes and work. I really enjoyed doing the drawing on this one though and wanted to share.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I'm playing with using pencil value with watercolor washes over the value. This is because pencil & line are my first loves. Need some feedback: is it too muddy?--I think the color needs to be enhanced or needs to be stronger because it seems muted.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I just purchased some Hot Cocoa mix that was imported from France.
I love all things Parisian and so here is my illustration for Hot Chocolate.
Is anyone else hungry?
he he he
This is digital watercolor
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hello everyone! I'm so glad to be part of your group. I've begun experimenting with watercolors recently, and am really pushing myself to grow with this new medium. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with every week. Here's my sketch for this week. An old married couple enjoying hot cocoa and a book by a fire. Nice and cozy!
Posted by Diandra Mae at 5:52 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
A little late, but here's the final color illo from this sketch for prompt "Snowballs." I wanted to make her outwear outfit really colorful, but I'm not too pleased with it. Next time I'll do some fashion sketches first! She seems happy, though... :-)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Here is the finish of Sasha for Snowball. Sasha grew a couple of inches and changed a lot.
he he he! I wanted to try doing a tweeny! I had fun. It was done in charcoal and watercolor digitally.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
After a longer pause I'm finally back again and wishing you all a Happy and Creative New Year! This is my submission for 'snowballs'. It was so much fun doing this and the perfect topic for the wheather outside. Because it's a Winter Wonderland in Cologne and I can't remember, whether it ever snowed already so much.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sorry that it's taken this long to finish this project. I have been totally under the weather.
I had a few things go wrong and ended up with pneumonia, Pink eye and now a
Kidney infection. When it rains it pours. I'm on the mend and I wanted to
post Lysan Ty. This is my little Asian baby who will be getting a very special
Christmas gift from her American friend. I hope to have her all prettied up by weeks end.
Snow balls are a coming!!!! Have a great day everyone!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 3:59 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I hope it's still OK to post stuff from Decemeber's project. I finally got around to putting color down on my the Gift of Friendship sketch. One more thing checked off that ever long to-do list. :-)