A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💚
I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.
Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.
I couldn’t get away from flowers for long. 😉 This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
I have more tulips to share with you today. I can’t seem to get enough of them lately.
Happy Mother’s Day, friends! 🌷
I was excited when my tulips started coming up this Spring. A short time later though, I found that something had dined on all of the buds. My beautiful daffodils nearby survived so I was thankful for that.
I thought I would have to wait until next year to see the tulips I planted last fall but luckily, a few survived. Oh happy day!!
I snapped this pic last weekend. This little beauty made my day…
What a gorgeous color! That’s a #colorcrush for sure 😀
I played with coffee again and painted a few tulips. After the painting dried, I sketched on top with a sepia micron pen.
Always fun playing with design ideas
and splashing around some paint.
Adding color on top of an ink sketch as I did with this one, is a challenge for me. I feel this internal struggle with where to start and how much color to add.
Tulip bunch – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper
A loose watercolor painting with a large round brush. Direct paint to paper with no sketching first. I like this simple composition and was happy that I walked away before I had time to overwork it. Knowing when to stop is often the hardest part.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what more of what you love.
I hope these happy yellow flowers brighten your day.
Happy Sunday, friends! 😊
I had a plan to paint some yellow flowers this week. I thought a simple sketch would be a good first step.
With the sketch by my side I jumped in and painted the two biggest flowers first. I started by wetting the paper where I planned to position the top section of each flower.
While the paper was damp, I dropped in lots of color in different areas and watched the blossoms come alive. I used a few different shades of yellow and green in this painting and I think that made it more interesting.
I love the loose results with this one and decided to stop at this point. Sometimes it’s good to step back and not push things.
I wasn’t sure about a background and thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with in Procreate.
I imported my painting into Procreate and played around with layers. I dotted the background with the cool spray paint effect. It took a few tries before I found the right size and placement of the spray that I liked.
While writing this post, I noticed that the pretty light blue spray added some movement to the piece. Oh, what a nice bonus!
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.