I ‘ve been wanting to do a baby picture for a while, and so when my nephews wife’s baby shower came up, I figured I would give this as a print with the baby’s name as a gift. I was so happy with the way it came out. The tones were just what I wanted. The baby looks so pink and new.
Hope you like it! I can’t wait to try to do a few more babies now.
The inspiration for this picture (which I did awhile ago) came from a model in a magazine. I loved her pose and it made me feel like she hadn’t a care in the world. I just gave her a bright dress, surrounded her in nature and used a quote that says it all. Just enjoy each day the best that you can. Oh yes, and stop and smell the flowers too! Hope you like this one. :)
Here is a pastel picture I just completed, based on an old colored pencil drawing I did awhile back. It was originally drawn for my husband’s Christmas birthday, and Santa and the reindeer had party hats instead of the santa hats. It also had text that read, “Merry Birthday To You!” at the top.
I just figured I would make it a general Christmas card design, instead of a birthday one. I do like the way the colors came together here, they are definitely warmer and softer. It was harder to render in pastel as it is hard to get into tiny spaces and the control is a little different. I did it though. I also left a considerable amount of space at the top of the design, so whomever decides to use the design can put their own text on it. It won’t limit it this way.
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think, oh and also, if you would, please “like” me on Facebook (that you see on the side of this page here) it would be neat to see the number of my 27 fans go higher and I’d get more views this way. Thanks all!
I’m sorry, I know I should be writing more, and I will, but for now, I am trying my pastels out with a fury! I just finished this one and I am so happy with it. I love the way the lamb turned out, better than I ever expected. I have been going on “you tube” for looking up tutorials on how to work with pastels, and have been finding many good ones out there. The one I like the most is “Colin Bradley”. He is the one that I followed on doing my lamb. Hope you like it. I just can’t stop!
I finally finished my latest drawing. I wanted to do more angels and to do this one in pastel was a treat. I really enjoyed creating this piece. The blending of colors is just amazing, and I love the soft, finished look.
I hope you like this one. There will be more coming. Enjoy.
Yes, I have been at it again. Trying different papers and pastels and colored pencils, just to see what will happen really. I tried 2 more snowmen pictures, and this is what happened. They are cute, but I’m finding I am having trouble keeping the lines clean, though I guess with pastels, they are meant to be somewhat more free to draw with. The roughness of the pictures adds to their interest. that’s really what I like about the medium. You kind of just go with it. Hope you like these two!
Here is a picture I did for another school concert that was about Christmas in New York. It was done all in black watercolor wash, to give it the lighter greys and soft accents. I like the way it turned out, because I am so used to doing cutesy characters, that I never even consider drawing structural things, so this was quite a challenge for me. The tree at Rockefeller Center came out pretty decent too, I think. All in all, it came out pretty well and this is the first time I have ever showed it since I rendered it many years ago. Enjoy!
Well, it took me longer than I thought, but here is the completed picture of the baby fairy. This stage was just completing all the grass and flowers that surround the baby and also, the colorful sky. I think it is just enough. I feel like I should have something more in the background, but I wanted to leave space for wording/text.
Hope you like the finished picture.
I am already working on another picture. This is a little different from what I am used to drawing though. This picture has a little more meaning to it as it is of a homeless woman and a little girl at Christmas. I will show you when I am done.
Hello! I just had to share this with you! I have titled this post “Snowman Surprise” because I really was surprised that I could actually make a snowman picture like this, as I have never tried anything like this before.
I usually have a planned out drawing in front of me, always on white paper and always in colored pencil. This was not planned at all. I had gone through some of my old collections of Christmas cards that I keep for inspiration and saw these interesting snowman cards of just their faces up close and it looked like it was either paint or pastel with a colored paper background. I haven’t used pastels since the 80′s!
So last night, before bed, I grabbed a piece of blue construction paper and my pastels from the basement and just went at it. No pencil markings, tracings or anything. It took all of 10 minutes and I couldn’t help but smile. I kept saying to myself, “This is so cool!” I just didn’t expect the colors to come out the way they did or the way the shading worked. It was fun.
So here he is. Hope you like him. I’m going to try more…maybe a Santa face…hmmmmm….:)