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Sketch Using Color Pencils

A friend got me this Artist’s Loft art set for Christmas and I thought I’d play a little with the color pencils.

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Watercolor Class 1 – 3

The watercolor started a couple of weeks ago. This is a 4 weeks course so it’s almost over and I can’t believe it! I want more. More watercoloring tutorials, that is. Here’s what I’ve done so far.

Week 1 – supplies…mostly ink pen scribbles.

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Week 2 – practice shading

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Week 3 – draw with ink pens (no erasing!) and watercolor

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A sketch and a concept composite

A couple of creative things I did last month.

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Sketched a girl with the idea that she fell upon an island of pig-nosed humans.  They took her and converted her nose to one of theirs because it benefited her in that she would be able to smell danger and poison and such much easier and quicker then a tiny human nose.  I definitely need more practice because it’s not exactly the way I like it.
lb_humaneel11072015_800The composite above was done for a contest in which I didn’t win but I enjoyed making it because I realized how much I’ve missed working on my computer and with the Wacom tablet and pen.  Took me about 5 hours to complete, which included looking for stock photos.  The face and arms are actually me.  I had taken a set of photos of myself a couple months ahead with plans to use them for concept.  I’m really glad I was able to use one for this.

Aries WIP and Completed Sketch

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Final sketch. This was scanned instead of taken by photo.  I’ve started painting it in Photoshop but I’m not so great painting digitally so it’s taking longer than expected.  I still hope to post up painting WIPs.AriesbyLB_0001_600

Year of the Horse

HORSE02012014_0002_600Horses are so beautiful.  I drew the one above yesterday in honor of the Chinese New Year.  My oldest daughter was born in the year of the horse.  Those who are born in the horse year are known to be energetic, intelligent, and thrifty.  They are well-liked and funny. (Got that from Panda Express). 🙂

Both the girls love horses but the youngest daughter is in love with them.  She plans to own her own horses and a horse stable someday.  She rode her first horse when she was three and I guess that did it.  She wanted horse lessons but that won’t be happening for a couple of reason.

Here are photos of horses I took awhile back.  The first one was taken circa 1997 in Estes Park when my siblings and I went lodging there and rode horses.  The rest were taken on a farm of husband’s co-worker four years ago.

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Love Is…

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To view the steps I took to accomplish this layout, go here.