Slowly adding color.
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God has given you an incredible talent
It’s looking lovely so far! I can’t wait to see the final product!
Love in Christ,
Hello Miss Breezy!
You are such a talented artist, the Lord has blessed you greatly! The picture you are painting is simply lovely, and I must say you picked a perfect scene to capture!
Love in Christ,
I recently came across your blog through hearing about your ‘Daughters of His Story’ paper dolls (which look lovely be the way). I just thought I’d pop in and let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog. All of your artwork is amazing! In the last couple years I’ve started doing pencil portraits, so I enjoy reading the blogs of others who enjoy art.
I have a blog as well. Please stop by some time and visit.
i love the way you did the tree
I found you on Etsy quite some time ago – and then I couldn’t find you again! (Quite distressing! From one artist to another – how do you begin your paintings? Pencil on watercolor paper, and then brown paint using a fine brush? That seems to be what you show in your photograph. And which watercolor paper do you use? I love to watercolor, but I have difficulty outlining the characters in my paintings. I hope you don’t mind my asking you these questions.
Good question! The way I start each painting slightly varies. Sometimes I will start with a thought-out thumbnail, enlarge in, then trace it onto watercolor paper. (I use Arches watercolor paper.)
For “Snow Birds” I drew right onto the watercolor paper with a graphite pencil then drew over that with a dark brown Prismacolor pencil. I erased the graphite pencil lines which left the colored pencil line a little lighter. After I’m done painting I will usually go back over the colored pencil lines that need darkening.
It’s important to keep the lines from getting to heavy. That can be tricky with colored pencil, but I’ve just had to constantly sharpen it.
Hope that helps!
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