Quote for the day...

What art offers is space...a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Adventures with Stampin' Up!

For more of my artful musings...head on over to my Stampin' Up! blog at www.stampinartfully.com

Artfully Yours,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

New Face

Worked on this piece this morning. Combination of charcoal, graphite, gouache & watercolor. 

French Ball Gown

Again, completely inspired by an illustration I saw on paperfashion.net. After I sketched it, I stamped on it with a French script rubber stamp and a small floral stamp. I painted it with a combination of gouache & regular watercolor. Didn't quite get the glove right, but I was happy with the dress. It's a trial and error kind of thing.

Friday, June 13, 2014

black ball gown

I took my inspiration from here. I used gouache, watercolor, fine ebony glitter, black sequins and rhinestones. I drew the image with a combination of 6b graphite and medium charcoal.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fashion Illustration: black and gold ball gown

My inspiration can be found here. Please pardon my less than white paper. Scanning it doesn't do the dress justice and taking photos of this piece is quite challenging. I assure you that the actual paper is white.

This was my initial sketch. 

This was my first addition of paint and skin tone. The paint is lamp black and raw umber. The skintone was achieved with a caramel shade of ink. 

I have accented this dress with QOR metallic gold paint by Golden. It is absolutely amazing. 

Skirt detail. 

Sunday, June 08, 2014

New Unity Stamp: Whitney Girl

Just love this stamp by artist extraordinaire Angie Blom. I stamped with Distress Pumice Stone ink. I used various watercolors and markers. Went over the image with graphite to give it more of a sketched look.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New Unity Stamp: Harmony Girl...drawn by artist Angie Blom

I haven't had near enough time to play with this stamp, but I think it is gorgeous!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This takes practice.

Can't wait to get my drawing pencils today. It will be so much easier to try to shade areas with some softer lead.