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« on: June 28, 2016 08:04:57 AM »



Hiya! 

So I wanted to share my latest adventures with you lovelies!

For the last few weeks (maybe a month?) I've been slaving away at creating pages for my own adult coloring book based on my illustrations and all of the black and white was driving me a bit insane.  I took a break to do some mini paintings to purge the crazy from my system so I could get back to work with a clear head Wink

The results are below! 

While I've been shying away from recreating picture references in my own style lately, there is definitely something almost freeing about the process.  With trying to conceptualize an idea, I have to figure out every little detail to bring a composition together. 

Recreating photo references let's my brain sort of float around in white static. 

Which sounds kind of weird...

Anyway, these are all 4" x 6" in watercolor with some gel pen and fineliner for highlights and definition:


Bushtit


Cardinal


Nature's Jewel


Rainbow Succulent


Together



This next mini painting is a little bit smaller, capping at 3.5" x 5" because I found this really awesome antiquish frame that was begging for a painting and how could I possibly resist?

Mid-Flight Meal


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This last one is different than the rest, but I couldn't resist sharing it with you anways.  I finished a concept that will become a page in my upcoming coloring book as well as a full painting (I have a long queue of concepts pinned to my studio wall that serves as my painting "to-do list"). 

My usual approach to paintings is to blast them with all the colors.  I like brightness, and it shows even when I don't mean to.  But I wanted to approach this particular one differently, and thought I might try to do a practice mini painting to ensure that I could, indeed, paint softer.  My results are below and I couldn't help putting my practice painting in another antique frame I had on hand. Smiley

Blinding Beauty

Concept


 In process Practice Painting


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I think that's everything, for now. Thanks for taking the time to look! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016 08:16:43 AM »

Amazing work!
I love all of them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016 08:17:06 AM »

Wow!  They are all beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016 09:11:01 AM »

All of these are beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016 11:23:23 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016 12:12:58 PM »

 They are all great but the succulent in particular is stunning!
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Love the framed Blinding Beauty! 
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