Monday 21 April 2014

Alice and the Easter Rabbit

I hope you are all enjoying the Easter Break!

I have been busy working away preparing Life Book lessons but managed to do this quick digital artwork. I realised I have not shown any of my digital art on the blog. I have a few other pieces that I will be showing here soon.

Easter has given me the perfect excuse to put together 'The Easter Rabbit' with an Alice in Wonderland theme. I have always favoured Alice and all the crazy things that happen to her in Wonderland. I must admit it has been a while since I have done any digital art so forgive me, as my skills are a little rusty.


I normally start off by sketching out my idea, then I will do a good clean ink copy, scan that into the computer and work on it from there.

I look for areas that might need adjusting, such as filling out her face more and any other details that are not working. I really enjoy working digitally, you can change the whole look or feel of a piece in a few clicks. Not to say digital is easy, starting out can be very difficult but it gets easier with practice. Just like working with traditional art materials, it has it's own challenges.

I love the world of whimsy and art is the perfect platform for indulging in the imagination, sometimes the subject matter or characters need coaxing, other times it is one wild adventure.

I hope you will join me on my art adventure and who knows who will come visiting next?

Until then, Happy Creating!

Friday 4 April 2014

The Little Mermaid

How are you all doing? I have not done a really detailed graphite pencil drawing in a while. When I started to sketch out this girl I thought her hairstyle sort of leans itself to a mermaid, adding a little starfish as a hairpiece gave it that mystical flair.

I really enjoyed working in a softer pencil for this. The 6B was very easy to blend with my fingers and I found my Staedtler plastic eraser pen was very helpful with the blending. If you don't have this type of eraser yourself they are good for those finer details like adding whites to the eyes or highlights in the hair.

Since the graphite pencil was easy to smudge, a piece of paper under my hand helped to minimise this. I considered adding colour but felt in the end that it did not need it. 

I really love the monochrome look to this little mermaid and hope you do too. What graphite pencils do you prefer to work with?

Enjoy your weekend.
Until next time, Happy Creating!