Here are two more scarecrows to continue the Friendly Scarecrow series. I really like the one where he is jumping in the leaves!
I had sent my online art portfolio to Porterfield’s Fine Art and the president of the company sent me back some encouraging words within 10 minutes of sending it to them. He suggested I try acrylics for more color saturation as art licensing companies look for saturated color. He said he could not use my art this point in time. but it was “Awfully good”. I’ll take it! Usually you get nothing back but a rejection letter. This was nice.
He did like my scarecrow and my santa holding a present, which explains the reason for all the scarecrows. The more the better! Hope you like them.
I forgot to post this picture. I keep creating the Christmas designs because that is always the most popular with any kind of Licensing company or Greeting card Company. So even when it is hot and summer-like, I probably will still be pumping out Christmas. Oh well, at least it’s a fun holiday and you can think of so many ideas.
But anyway here is the latest and as you can see it is in my new banner overhead. I posted one with and one without text, just for interest. Hope you like it.
Well, here i am again, and this time I have 3 pictures I have finished and hopefully ready for the portfolio.
The Piggy Pudding picture makes me feel like I still have to add something, whether it is pockets on the apron or corner pieces of pines and berries. I may still have to add to this one. But the other 2 I am sure are finished. I hope you like them…it took me quite awhile…watercolor!!!! Enjoy!
I know I have not posted anything in awhile, but with Christmas just being over I have not had a lot of time to sit and draw. I do have several items I am presently working on to add to my portfolio before sending it to art licensing companies at the end of January. One is this little piggy I named “Tiny” as he is a micro or teacup pig. I am trying to get some themes together, as I feel they have a better chance of being accepted than single drawings that stand on their own.
I have 3 other pig pictures that I have done, but were all done in pastels. This is the first one I have tried in watercolor. I must say, I like the way this is turning out. Well, this is almost completed, but it still needs some work. When it is completely finished, I will post it again. But for now, here is Piggy Pudding…almost ready for next Christmas..I hope!
This is another Christmas picture done in watercolor. I had previously done this picture in colored pencil, but never really cared for it. So, I decided I would change a few things and try it in bright watercolors, and I must say, it does makes a difference.
This is a design I created that is dear to my heart. It’s about Christmas and the excitement and wonder it brings about, especially in a child. I remember to this day creating tissue paper and styrofoam trees for Christmas in school. Remember cutting paper snowflakes? Just doing these projects in school made you all the more excited for Christmas to arrive!
School wasn’t even hard work about two weeks before you got out for that “long” vacation. There were movies and christmas music in class. There were also parties with cut out cookies, candy canes and card-giving. It was constant chatter and laughing. I can still remember the big foil covered box in front of the classroom. It was for holding all the cards that everyone made out to the kids in the classroom. And the special card just for the teacher.
The little girl here is proud as ever just to place that simple star on her tree. It’s not a special glittery, plastic one from Target or Wal-mart. She made it herself and that’s all that matters. It was in the creating of it that made it special. Anything homemade or handmade for that matter, usually is. It’s from the heart.
So here’s to all those paper stars and tissue paper trees, and even the hand-cut, glitter-sprinkled, paper snowflakes. Hope we see more of you this holiday season than ever before. We need you!
I finally finished this picture. This one did take some time, as I can usually put out a pastel picture in a day. Watercolor is a little more time-consuming I am finding, but I do like the results. The colors are so crisp and clean. Only a couple more pics to do and I will start sending my samples out to companies again. Please keep fingers crossed and lots of prayers please. Enjoy!
Ok, I know I am still doing Fall images and I love doing them, but I can’t stop thinking of Christmas either., I love Christmas and how it makes me feel.
Anyhow, I have had this image drawn out forever on tracing paper, then tried it several times in pastel and then in watercolor, but in muted colors and a background. I had to keep throwing pictures away because it just didn’t look right. I then decided I would do the picture with bold Christmas colors and a white background so it wouldn’t muddy the image up, and also so you could really see what was happening here.
I love the image, because I wanted to show charity at Christmas. First, I had wanted something to do with the Salvation Army, but decided…maybe later. Then the homeless came up. I wanted to depict a gift of charity that just came from the heart at Christmas, and this is how it happened. I hope you like it.
I also want to add a quote and a cute border, but for now, I think this sends the message. Enjoy.
This picture was just a whimsical piece I needed to add to my portfolio. I love snowmen, and love to draw them at odd angles for interest. This was perfect. For days I had the drawing half done, with the snowman just looking off into blank paper. I couldn’t figure out what to put as the background, so I left the drawing half done and off to the side until this idea came to me. It’s just a cute random Christmas drawing. It was fun to just not be so picky and have fun with this. Like I was back in grade school with my blank manila paper and crayons. Love it!
Here is the newest addition to my ever-changing portfolio. This is a picture that was inspired from an old picture taken of my daughter when she was little kissing little sister Kelsey on the head. Every time I looked at the picture, all I could picture was an angel kissing baby Jesus, and I finally drew it. Hope you like it!
Hi everyone. Here is the final pic of the pastel beach picture. I like it although I do want to try this same picture in crisp watercolors to see what effect I get. I have watercolor paper all sketched out and ready to go. I will try it soon.
I also attached a first attempt at watercolors in a floral theme and a pastel pic of a cute snowman in pastels looking up with hope at a Christmas star. How’s that for diversity???? Hope you like them all. Enjoy!