I've always wanted to explore the moon and it looks like this cow will have her chance. This is my latest for Stories for Children. I wanted to have her friends in the picture, but since the trajectory wouldn't have been possible she's going solo.
I don't consider myself a colorist, so I've been experimenting with something that seems to work for me: drawing in pencil first, using value, then print image off onto watercolor paper & watercolor the image. I draw much better than I paint & I think I've finally found a technique that works for me. Comments and/or constructive criticism welcome!
And the second one is exploring ... well... breasts. There is something so funny about stuffing your shirt full of fruit, socks, pencils, etc. to get a glimpse of what you might look like as a grown-up. It's sort of like a pubescent Magic 8 ball.... without the ball... ok so maybe it's not really like that at all, but I like Magic 8 balls, so there.
I'll paint both of these later tonight and repost.
I know this week's prompt is Father's Day, but I've been crazy busy the past few weeks with end of school activities that I feel like I can't catch up, so I'm cheating, and just fast forwarding to next week's prompt (I hope you don't mind): exploring. I've got two illos for this one. I felt inspired.
The first is .... belly buttons. Belly Buttons always seem to fascinate children - from toddlers exploring their bodies, to elementary school kids checking to see if they are an innie or an outie (and sometimes even showing off their bb lint - gross!)
Every summer Vasthi looked forward to going to the beach to see big Tobiah. He also looked forward to seeing Vasthi for he knew that she would always take care of dental hygiene. After his four point check up Vasthi would put on a show. hee hee hee!
This a 5 x 7 watercolor, titled 'Follow me'. We don't have many sandy beaches in Maine....but we have a lot of rocky ones! These kids are my two boys. I love all the submissions so far! So much imagination!!! Debbie
Some people have mixed feelings at the end of the school year. It's not always easy to say goodbye to a good friend.
Sorry about not being around very much lately. Our computer modem was fried a while back, we were on vacation, and I simply need to reset the habit. Yesterday I just decided to put this together. I hope to get around to some more, and to comment on everyone's wonderful illo's!
I finally had a minute to work on something for this week's topic. Right now it's just a sketch, but I hope to post the final color before Wednesday. (fingers crossed)
You know, I tried this sketch three different times with human kids, in different settings. It didn't really gel for me until I added the snouts-haha! Sometimes you gotta state the obvious. These poor kids overindulged their cravings for something sweet on Movie Night. With stomachs swirling and dangers of hurling, it is a sticky-sickly situation indeed.
This is 'Day at the fair'. My boys with the grandparents! Usually by the end of this day...everyone is very sticky! I did something a little different with this painting. After puting in the watercolor washes, I went over it with pen and ink to define edges. It is something different for me and I wanted to see what the end result would look like. I think it gives a bit of a caricature look to it. Debbie
First I want to thank you all for choosing me as the winner for May!! How exciting! I feel very honored, as I am in such wonderful talented company here! I lost my internet connection (It's still limping along until I get repair on Thursday this week) and wasn't able to post for May's theme week 'Schools out'. Since I was the winner for that month, I had better post something! lol. Here is my schools out theme. Titled 'Show chores'. Around my area (and when I was a kid) the horse shows start up! This is an older painting from a few years back, but I felt it was fitting for what I know about school being out. Thanks again for the monthly winning here at Watercolor Wednesdays!! Debbie
It's amazing what the sun and a few hours can do to pretty candy. A friend of mine left her candy in a front window in her store and it all just melted. This is what it looked like just before it happened hee hee hee! Needless to say, It was a very Sticky day.