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Tombow Tiger Cub

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , , on April 11, 2012 by camsart7

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. 

Little cubby created with Tombow Duel Brush Pens. © Camille Hayes

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Wildlife ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2012 by camsart7

Here are some wildlife ATCs I made over several nights.  They are drawn on Illustration Board.  I created these with Prismacolor Pencils and Watercolour pencils.  I had a lot of fun trying to work so small.  It was certainly a challenge but I’m happy with the results.  Also getting to use watercolor pencils (which I rarely do) was a treat.

Wildlife Series ATCs © Camille Hayes

Mixed Media and a Monster Grasshopper

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by camsart7

Well, I’m quite proud of myself I actually got three mixed media pieces started and finished tonight.  I’ve been experimenting on using white card which I pre gesso and then layer on the colours of paints. After that I varnish it and the page seems to get a nice rubbery feel and seems to thickens up the card.  Then I can start adding all the fun stuff.

One of the pieces I've been working on tonight.

I finally finished around 12.30 pm and Ace was staring at me wanting to be put to bed.  I let him outside for a quick run around and I saw a massive ugly grasshopper the size of an Apache helicopter sitting on the edge of Ace’s bed.  (& I though bug season was over *sigh*).  I found a broom and started to nervously push it away and of course it hardly moved.  I pushed it away again and which direction did it decide to fly???? Yes straight at me!!!  I let out a blood curdling scream and scooted inside throwing off my robe (cause I didn’t know if it had landed on me).  God only knows what the neighbours thought.  It’s funny, while I was screaming I had a thought go through my mind “Gee that’s a really loud scream”.  Ace came running to see what the fuss was (I like to think he came to my rescue :)) The monster was sitting on the inside of the screen door and had to be removed otherwise it would end up inside the house, and end up with me sleeping in my car.  I managed to russel up some help and the creature was disposed of permanently.  Ughhh what a drama at such a late hour of the night.  I couldn’t help laughing to myself at my scream, I couldn’t help it, it was a reflex action.  I think every neighbour had about 50000 decibels of pure horror scream shoot up their spines.  Anyway that’s my little update for now, hopefully no more midnight freaks show up! LOL!