Here is one of my newest Whimsey gals. I still need lots of practice but I'm willing to post as I go along and then I will have a record to look back on. I like this one although she is more 'pretty' than whimsical. I do like the colour of her hair.
This gal is getting there. They each have their own personalities. Notice she is wearing a nose ring to bling up a bit. These are definitely fun to create. If you haven't tried one, give it a go.
Today - March 31, 2016 marks the opening of the 2016 Twitter Art Exhibit in New York.
This is a large undertaking and I wish to thank all those involved in creating this event.
This is my entry: "Reflections"
This little guy was determined to appear on my canvas. I was simply working on a background with a new stencil I had acquired. I set it aside to let the paint dry and a few minutes later I could see his little trunk in the background as if he was coming through the picture. I picked up my sketching pencil and there he was. All I had to do was paint him in. This is one of my favourite paintings.
This little cow just jumped out the page. He was determined to enter this world.
1) Create any kind of background. I used Color Burst powdered pigments. I lightly sprayed my watercolor paper with water and then tapped in some color pigment. I sprayed some more water on the powders and watched them spread.
2) Once that was dry, I outlined all the colors on the page with my black Bic Intensity pen. Any black pen will do but try to pick one that doesn't reactivate with water or paint.
3) Have a good look by turning your page in all directions for the subject that jumps out of it. Once you found it, then paint it in. I used acrylic paint in my case. I was able to see the broad nose and it reminded me of a cow so once that was painted in the rest came by itself.
I hope you enjoy this. It is really fun and it's also fun to try with your kids.
My blog is a place to share ideas and techniques with anyone who would like to read them. - Sandy
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