Here is an illustration of a little pixie roaming about the flowers. It must surely be after a summer shower, just look at that rainbow! After looking at this again, it makes me want to do more of these. This was rather fun to do. This, also, is most probably one of those illustrations influenced by Johnny Gruelle, who did the Raggedy Ann series of books. I did a post on him awhile back. Just love his work.
I have nothing new to show you (for now), so I figured I would put up an older picture I did about the love of simple things. This quote reveals so much about how I feel about materialistic things in my life. It is true that you could give me an expensive watch as a gift, and I would be afraid to wear it and so it would stay in a draw forever. But give me flowers, or a simple clay pot that I could put candles and greens in as a centerpiece, and I’d be happier.
I am sure I am not alone in this and so I thought I would share this quote with you. Hope you like it…to all who have not seen this yet!
Hello! I figured as I am waiting to finish other drawings in the works..I will showcase an older one.
This is a colored pencil drawing with the quote that says it all. I really believe this one is true. I really love the way the picture came out. As soon as I read the quote, I knew how I wanted to illustrate it. So here it is… Enjoy.
This colored pencil drawing was done awhile ago. I figured since it mentioned four-leaf clovers in it and St. Patrick’s Day was Saturday, why not post this. Makes me kind of realize I should do more St. Patrick’s drawings! You think I would have more for this special day since my maiden name was Riley and my married name is McNulty!!!!!
Anyway, here is one for friends -and for St. Patrick’s Day!
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!
Here is a colored pencil drawing I did awhile back while my kids were in catholic elementary school. I actually sold a lot of these at school events. I still love the look of the uniforms. They were the best!
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.
Well, here is the baby fairy picture I am working on right now. The first picture below is the one I posted in an earlier post. I had just done the baby’s skin then, and now I have just finished the surrounding leaves and the baby’s hat and shoes. I know this doesn’t seem like much, but since I want this picture to look more fantasy-like, I am using many more colors. I want to go with purples, pinks, and bright greens and yellows. So, the leaves you see under the baby here are the result of about 5 different layers of colors. Now I can start to work the grass and the dreamy sky. I think I want the sky to be a purple hue with a touch of pink, then even stars or fireflies twinkling around the baby. I don’t really know at this point, but that’s what I am seeing.
The next time I show you this will be when I am finished, and that will be hopefully in a few days, depending on Christmas, schedules and the rest.
Hope you like what you see so far. Until next time….
1st stage, baby's skin
2nd stage, surrounding leaves, hat and shoes,wings