Ok, I know her heads at a weird angle LOL! but if you look at Klimts work you’ll see several chiropractic jobs going on. This is his style as bizarre as it is. Anyway, one of his pieces features a mother and child in a similar pose so I replaced the child with a cute little puppy. It’s about A3 size and is painted with acrylics and I used a stencil for the background swirls.
Currently loving this song. If you like some of Coldplays songs and dancing elephants. I recommend this video. It made me laugh a lot! Enjoy!
I made this little fuzz ball with my Tombow Duel Brush Pens. I blended the colours mostly with the blender pen that comes with the kit rather than the water brush (which I purchased separately). This gave me a darker, richer colour. I was surprised as I hadn’t really used the blender pen very much and found that it works quite nicely, especially for smaller areas.
This is the first time I have used the Tombows to paint any wildlife and I’m still getting a feel for the pens. I have to work really fast as the colours can dry very quickly and if you want to blend properly you have to work area by area. I’m kind of used to just taking my time and layering all the dark colours over the entire animal first but with Tombows you can only work as I said in small areas at a time. Anyway, the whole process is very fast and I started and finished this in only about 90 minutes or so.
Went to the Good Friday service today and took communion. One of the speakers mentioned the scripture 2 Corinthians 5:21 – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Jesus not only bore our sins but actually became the very thing called sin itself. In this, he took every imperfection, sickness, mistake, fault and every evil thing upon himself. He even took death upon himself and thus He now reigns over it. If we look further to Colossians 2:15 we read – And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Revelation 1:18 states - I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Our king reigns over death! If we’re in Jesus we reign in this as well. He has commanded us to reign in life. Life is the complete opposite of death. Thank you dear Jesus. I pray this truth manifests fully.
Anyway, I have a busy weekend ahead and of course I must go munch on my double choc hot cross buns. Some chocolate bunnies have already lost their heads. Poor bunnies… LOL!
Well I took a long run up, held my nose and dove off the deep end into my box of watersoluble pastels. I splashed around, throwing colours in wild abandon and came up with a few different experiments with my new crayons. I’ve given an example below of the same tiger eye used both dry and wet to show the difference.
You can see that when wet, they really bring out the pigment. This is really exciting and I’m already head first into my photo reference albums looking for some animals to paint. I love playing with new art supplies. It’s so relaxing to zone out for an afternoon and just forget the world and focus on being creative.
Ok, like a moth to a flame, I’m obsessed with pretty colours and thus I purchased this lovely full set of 126 Swiss made, Caran D’ache Neocolor II watersoluable wax pastels. Yes they probably cost the same as a small country LOL! but everyone knows Caran D’ache make some of the best, high quality art supplies around. I’ve played a little with these sticks of colourful joy already and I’m loving them. They can be used wet and dry as they are quite soft and creamy and will blend together well, even without water. This set even includes some lovely metallic colours too. I’m thinking of using these on some black card to see what I can come up with.
Also included is a stippling brush, two sponge pads, a sharpener, and a Technalo HB pencil. I’ll play with them some more this week and will upload some pictures very soon. Oh all these pretty colours to try!!! maybe I should just live inside a rainbow… but then would that make me a leprechaun? I’d have to grow a beard and hairy legs for that.