Really wanted to share this with you all – I thought you might enjoy seeing some more of what I’ve been up to in the illustration realm. 🙂
Although I love the beauty of books and I certainly hope to print more, there are some definite advantages to purchasing individual printable colouring pages online verses just buying coloring books. #1
Purchasing an individual printable colouring page gives you the opportunity to print the page more than once. Hence, if you mess up and don’t like how you started colouring the first time (or the first few times) then you can recycle it and begin again! Practice makes perfect. 😉
Purchasing individual colouring pages allows you to pick and choose your style of pages more subjectively. I’ve found that I don’t always like every single page inside a book, I love the flexibility of picking and choosing individual pages that I personally find fit my tastes. Choosing for your own style makes colouring a whole lot more fun!
In our GO GREEN world buying an individual page to print at home reduces paper waste. No…
Wow – sometimes life can be a whirlwind eh?! My fault though; I had kids and I love projects. I’m so project oriented that it’s crazy how I can’t stop my brain from always wanting to do something new… I’m a getter-done-girl though so they all get finished (in time). 😉 I am still working through my new painting series but I’m also trying hard to be mindful of the benefits of frequent drawing. Sometimes I love what I sketch and other times I cringe… In the end though my art improves when I draw more. Attached here are few of my recent sketches and drawings. The sunflower pictured above is slowly being brought to life in my current painting.I’m not totally thrilled with this bicycle drawing – it was one of my first attempts at tablet drawing but I thought I’d share with you anyway. It’s inspired by the photo below which I took years ago on a Sunday drive. Now this scooter drawing was purely for fun – it’s something I have been wanting to do for ages. I’d love, when time permits, to create a series of illustrations inspired by modern scenes. Not sure when I’ll ever get to the next one but the idea is burning a hole in my brain while it waits! This drawing was actually a recent commission ordered for a gift. It’s inspired from the engagement photo below. It was super fun to create – I mean who wouldn’t want to chance to draw a couple in love out front of Cinderella’s castle – come on! So sweet!That’s all for now folks – I realize I have been neglecting my blog in all life’s busyness but here’s hoping I can get on a regular posting track again soon. (I know I’m probably dreaming… 😉 ) Happy Wednesday friends!
Digital Art is a very new realm for me and I’m only a beginner. However, I’m working hard to teach myself this skill because I think it would be a fun and beautiful way to illustrate another children’s book one day. Attached here are a couple practice illustrations I worked on over the weekend. I’m discovering new techniques and slowly improving.
And even though it’s completely embarrassing… Ha ha! I’m going to share with you my very first attempts at digital illustration as well, these will definitely give you an idea of how far I’ve come. (See below and have chuckle along with me. 🙂 )
“Every artist was first an amateur.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Was feeling a little under the weather last week so to pass the hours on the couch I did some illustration practice. Still working on finding my own comfortable illustration style and medium. The mixed media drawings I’ve been doing over the past while have been fun but these mostly coloured pencil drawings were fun as well.
The things I do to hang out with my teenage daughter – this is a little drawing collaboration we did together the past few days. It is inspired by the book ‘Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern – have you read it?
I’ve had the photo below hanging around in my “paint-someday” file for quite awhile. I’d always thought that I would paint it on canvas but last night I felt like sketching and this photo popped right into my mind. I sketched it first in coloured pencils and then painted on top with acrylics. Mixed media truly isn’t my strong point but I enjoyed this little experiment and I just might just do it again!