It’s A Little Late, but Mr. Easter Bunny Completed

Hi everyone!

I actually finished this little guy before Easter, but just never got around to putting him on my blog. But here he is, and I will have more to put up very soon. Hope all of you are doing well!

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Mr. Easter Bunny Portrait

Katie With A Bunny Do Over

Hello.  This post is about a design that seems to be very popular with customers, and it is “Katie With A Bunny”.  This is the little amish girl with the purple dress holding her pet bunny.

I have recently started going over some of my older designs and fixing things that I notice are not as perfect as I like them to be. Since I have improved with my painting along the way, I take the older paintings and just fix little things here and there.

Although I  loved the painting, this painting always bothered me somewhat.  Katie is standing at an odd angle, looking back over her shoulder, and I never liked the way I captured that.  If you look at the newer version, I eliminated the shoulder hump and softened it.  Much better.

The purple dress had odd creases in the sleeves and I changed those. I altered the apron and added more shadows and highlights. I added more color in her cheeks and defined the nose more. Now I really like her. I think that will do!

I think she is perfect now and on to the next one!

Older Version

Newer Version (softened)

Newer Version (softened)

There Is Nothing Stronger, A Powerful Quote

Here is a colored pencil illustration of one of my favorite quotes. It was done awhile back, but I thought I would share it again, as it seems to be a favorite of many people out there.
I think the innocent, little girl holding the bunny was perfect here as she cradles the most gentle of creatures I could think of. I think it illustrates the quote rather well. I hope you like it.

There Is Nothing Stonger In The World Than Gentleness

There Is Nothing Stonger In The World Than Gentleness

Here is a link to my Etsy with this print:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216903783/nothing-stronger-8-x-10-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

Baby Fairy Picture Completed

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.

In the meantime, thanks for checking in!

BABY FAIRY 1ST STEP

 

BABY FAIRY 2ND STEP

 

BABY FAIRY COMPLETED

An Old Easter Illustration

I’ve been going through my old drawings to see if I could find some interesting pieces to show you.  I came across plenty, and I will post them a little at a time.

It’s so interesting to see what I have created over the years, to see how my artwork has evolved over the years.   Back then, I did a lot of  my  illustrations in watercolors and marker, then  changed over to ink and colored pencil.  Also, I did a lot of portrait work back  then in pastels and charcoal, and even now when I look at those pictures, I can’t believe I did them as well as I did.  Everything was pretty balanced, from the nose to the eyes.

Well, here is an Easter illustration I created I think around the 80’s or so, and I remember how happy I was when it was completed because I was proud of myself that it came out so colorful and crisp and clean. It looks like I would find this in a store!  Oh well, maybe someday….

An Older Easter Illustration (around 1980's)

 

 Since Easter is around the corner, I guess this is appropriate.  Enjoy! 🙂

There Is Nothing Stronger

Now here is a more recent illustration I did of a quote that I really believe to be true. Again, I tried a dark background for a change, to make it look as if she were out in the woods.  I like the way her sweater stands out from the dark background.  And yes, she is holding a real bunny, unlike my brother in the previous post.  I was happy with the way this turned out.:)  Cheryl

Also, I don’t know if you realized this, but many of my pictures are of girls, and in them, you may find a small heart somewhere.  It may be a ring (like here) or an earring, or the print on a dress.  I did this as a series called “The Beautiful Girls”.  Look back in the older posts and see if you can find them.  This just made the designing of the illustrations a bit more fun to do.  I am also planning to do more little boys in the future. 🙂

There Is Nothing Sronger