Monday, May 11, 2015

April Challenge

This drawing took me a lot longer than anticipated. I used many layers, and many colors too. I wish you could see it in person, the colors are much more vibrant.
I ended up finishing it about fifteen minutes before the deadline for the April Colored Pencils Magazine Challenge, I was starting to panic a bit. I still had to take a photo (too big to fit in my scanner) and post it on Flicker. So the photo I posted for the challenge is a bit too saturated, but I made it on time, with one minute to spare!
Phew, this one is done and I loved drawing it!


Daisies - 9x12" - Colored Pencils - SOLD


Friday, May 1, 2015

A little bit of everything

Here are a few other paintings I did since I last came to say hello...


My very first ostrich!

Ostrich - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - SOLD


I hadn't drawn a zebra in quite a while.

Z├Ębre 31 - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - SOLD


A couple of smaller ones...

Rooster 3 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils -SOLD



Pug 12 - ACEO - (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD


And finally, this iconic landmark (which sadly isn't there anymore) of Wells, Maine is finally for sale

Drakes's Duck - 16x20" - Acrylic - FOR SALE



Latest Challenges

I'm still working on the Colored Pencil Magazine challenges every month. I didn't think I would last this long. But it's actually fun to get out of my comfort zone and draw something I normally wouldn't if I were to choose my own reference picture. I love it!
Here are the month of March, and the month of May. I'm still working on April. But since the May challenge fit into my Peacock Series below, I decided to do that one first.


Chain - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - FOR SALE



Peacock 3 - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - FOR SALE


Peacocks

These are part of a small series.



Peacock 3 - 8x10" - Colored Pencils
Photo by Steven James Gibbs




Peacock Feather - 4x7" - Colored Pencils
Photo by Barbi Holzmann