Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Elephant Fairies for Watercolor Wednesday

Apparently I have a harder time drawing fairies than elephants. The Watercolor Wednesday challenge this week was really a challenge (it was actually more of a challenge with human fairies than elephant ones). I won't show the human version - yikes! That's headed to the shredder tomorrow.

Here are my 2 tries with elephant fairies. The first one wasn't working at all, so I put it aside and painted the second one. Then I felt bad for the first one, went back and added and reworked it, and now I'm not sure which one I like better. Which one do you like best?

Earth Day Elephant Fairy and Superhero


Earth Day Elephant Fairy Too

8 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How absolutely clever of you of you!!!! Do you hear me applauding right now! BRAVO! How great and brilliant was this work of art. I love them both. Like right out a famous children's book! Excellent for Earth day or any day!!!

Linda said...

Excellent! I really like both but the single elephant w/part of worlds showing is very strong. Great images.

Lyon said...

They remind me of Barbar. Which is a compliment since that particular elephant is world famous. (And one of my childhood favs.)

It's a tie here, too.

Mônica said...

I too like both images, they both work. Very creative and fun, elephant fairies! I love their wings!

Cheryl said...

Very fun, indeed. I think do a third and have a series.

sruble said...

Vanessa, the applause is much appreciated after the difficulty the fairies gave me ;)

Thank you Linda!

Thanks Wendy; I love Babar! We saw a museum exhibit on Babar last year. It was amazing. DH got me the book for Christmas. If you're interested - http://www.themorgan.org/shop look for the book, "Drawing Babar"

Thanks Monica!

Cheryl, I didn't think about doing a series. Thanks for the suggestion and the comments.

angelic pursuits said...

Fun! I have to say that I like the bottom one best. I like your choice of colors and composition in it.

sruble said...

Thank you Angela! Composition can be a struggle sometimes, so your comment made me feel like I got it right this time. Thanks!