Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Pencil Sketch of Tree Bark

I'm sharing a sketch with you today which I did from a photo. 
I spotted these trees as I was walking round my local Loch last week.  It was a bright day and I was able to get a few good shots of the bark which I thought would be nice to sketch and perhaps even paint as a study.
I used graphite pencils in HB, 2B, 4B and 8B and a soft putty rubber to add some highlights and it took about 40 minutes.  The perfect way to unwind at the end of the day - being creative.
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Flowers Galore ATCs

Here are the three flower themed cards for this month's swap at UKATC.  We've got a couple of different swaps on at the moment so I'll be posting something different soon.
First up tulips.  I painted these in watercolour over the background card which I created with corrugated card and teal chalk paint.  I love the way the flower heads allow the background to show through and was so pleased with the result I think I'll attempt a larger piece for framing. 
The next card used a lovely stamp sentiment and a sunny combination of colours.  The white background is stamped with a swirl stamp in DI Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed before being layered with patterned paper to echo the daisies.
Lastly I used a pre-made tag adhered to a piece of printed acetate. The acetate originally came from a garment tag but was too pretty to throw away.  I don't often use bought tags but I was running out of time to send these off and other projects and work were needing my attention.
I seem to have taken on quite a lot recently and it's beginning to catch up with me but hopefully I can post in the next couple of days with a little plaque made for a swap. 
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