Sunday, October 28, 2018

Baby Card

A baby card I did this week for a cousin's third daughter (we are awash with cute little girls!)

This is similar to two baby cards I've done previously for this cousin and her sister. Check them out here and here.

Continue reading below the cut for a look at the SPARKLE, and also for a time-lapse of my painting this!

Mouseapple & Co

Mouseapple & Co, Purveyor of the finest novelty favours for the discerning witch. New flavour this year, 'Diabolo Menthe'. All hygienically prepared.

It had to be another quick Colour Collective (the colour was Diabolo Menthe) because I'm still super busy. When I had almost finished I toyed around with turning it into a 1900's style advertising poster, but I hadn't planned for that when I started, and I was just going to waste too much time with too much else to do. So, sorry, Random Mouseapple Employee... you just get a plain black background!

Adobe Photoshop CC2019 on a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. About an hour. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Raven (and Friend)

I had lots of grand ideas for Colour Collective's 'Scheveningen Orange' prompt, but I didn't have an equally grand amount of time at my disposal. In fact, I practically have negative time. So, it had to be something quick. No witch this week, just two of her friends.

Adobe Photoshop CC2019 on a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. Just over one hour. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tuna Sandwiches

Trying to keep up with Colour Collective, despite having all of the projects on the go, so the natural solution is to go with a chapter-book style, which is nice and quick to do. For October I like to have a witchy theme for my Colour Collective posts, so here's a modern little witch eating some tuna sandwiches on the way to school . The colour was 'Glaucous' and I took the easy way out by making it the sky.

Adobe Photoshop CC2018 on a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. About 2 hours, maybe 2.5. 

Hot Chocolate

It's serious business!

I like to have a witchy theme for Colour Collective in October, so this is what I managed for the Deep Mahogany prompt. I didn't have much time to work on it, I'm very, very busy right now. 

Adobe Photoshop CC2018 on a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. I've got it in my calendar as taking 2.5 hours. 

Snail Cosy

I was very busy when it came time for Colour Collective 'Basalt Grey', so I took a quick sketch I'd done earlier in the week and prettified it a bit.

Here's that original sketch, inspired by a photo my friend Makenzi linked me to when I was feeling a bit down, of a snail cosy crocheted by Katie Bradley:

Adobe Photoshop CC2018 on a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. I spent an hour to an hour and a half on the Colour Collective version and about 20 minutes on the original sketch.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Playing with Metallic Watercolours

When on holiday we stopped off in Singapore on the way home, partly to see Singapore (I had not been there since I was 6) and partly to readjust to our timezone after three weeks in the UK. And while I was there, I found a fabulous little art shop, Straits Art Co. Some friends who visit Singapore regularly told me about it, and I'm glad I hunted it down - there, I found some metallic watercolours. I'd been wanting some for a while, but they'd been proving elusive. I was able to mix and match my own palette of colours, so I grabbed silver, gold, bronze, green, blue and purple. It was a lovely little store, with lovely people.

But then it was finding the time to use them! A whole month and a half after getting back home, it was a lovely day, and it was Sunday, so I took my paints outside onto the deck and had a play for half an hour. I didn't do anything ambitious, I think the whole thing took 40 minutes, I just wanted to play with my new paints! I also tested a couple of colours of White Nights watercolour, which I had also picked up in Singapore. They were a bit more pigmented than I was expecting, but I'm sure I'll get used to that!

I took the opportunity to do a timelapse video while I was at it:

Winsor and Newton and White Nights watercolour, Copic multiliners and nameless metallic watercolours on a scrap of Moleskine watercolour paper.


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