Friday, 10 July 2015

My New Art Space!

I am such a lucky girl! A few months ago we had a new Summerhouse put up in our garden! I have about a third of it to draw and paint in! (Have promised it will not spill out into the rest of the summerhouse). I found this cupboard in a lovely little shop called The Vintage Locket in Rushden, it was shoved at the back of the shop looking very sorry but it was just what I needed! The lovely owner said she would paint it for me (the same as the sideboard I had just brought!) 

The inside needs more work from me but most of the things I wanted in there fitted perfectly!

This is the other side of the room with my tiny table (I mostly hold my paper/book/canvas when I work so I just needed a small space for paints water etc) in the drawers there are pens, in the suitcase is my ready to go art things (although I haven't had the confidence to actually go anywhere and draw yet)! 
I am just waiting for some electricity to be installed so I can have Internet out there so I can art away while watching my friends on Ustream! 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Loving Tim's Big Butterfly!

I am having fun with Tim's big butterfly and dragonfly dies! These are coloured with metallic guilding wax!

I'll tell you what to write!

Love this picture! I am sure they were plotting something between them! Lol

Prismacolor pencil crayons

My outline drawing

Putting in the highlights

Adding some colour

A few weeks ago Dede (inkwell) showed us step by step how to use Prismacolors to do this picture of one of our fellow u stream friends little daughter. Dede provided an outline that we could print off but of course I didn't have the right paper or any ink at the time so a couple of days after when my paper came I attempted to draw my own (was quite pleased with the outcome but her eyes are a little big) so armed with all my Prismas and 3 lessons later this is what I achieved!
Lots more practice needed!