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!
I have already posted Friendly Scarecrow No. 1 awhile back. I am trying to do a series of 4 pictures because that is what the art licensing companies look for. Now, I just have one more to go. But for now, here is 2 and 3. And yes, it has been kind of time-consuming, but worth it. Hope you like these guys!
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!
Well, I finally went back to doing watercolor. I have been away from it for some time, and I love the way they look. The colors are so bright and you can be rather spontaneous with them as well. I love pastels and colored pencil, but this just seemed like a lot of fun for me. And it was like riding a bike, it all came back to me…and believe me I was scared!
Now I want to do a series of this little guy and see how they look. Everyone around here that has seen this picture has loved it so far. I hope you like this little guy, because I guarantee there will be more to follow.
Well, here is another attempt (I just keep trying) at another cute animal in pastel on velour. Now I loved this one! The only thing was that I first did him by himself, then changed it by adding some kind of foliage in the background to make him “pop”…but it did not. I did not like it. I need to practice more on how backgrounds work. I then covered over the dark background with heavy white and blue pastel because you can not erase on this. I didn’t even think it would cover to tell you the truth, but it did a decent job. I just wanted him to show up. I hope you like it. I just want to touch him!
I did this as a surprise for one of my husband’s co workers. She loves her dogs and so she sent a picture to him of her baby on his computer. I needed practice, and so she will get this on her desk on Wednesday, not expecting anything. I hope she likes it. It’s so much fun watching the picture come to life before your eyes!