Friday, 19 October 2012

Look what the rain made me do!

Even in the Darkness We Still Go Searching for the Light
It's been such a dark, gloomy and rainy day today.  Really dark.  It felt like I shouldn't be awake and should be tucked up in bed.

Well anyway I thought it could be a good time to paint and I was in the mood so I put on some Muse and painted this little watercolour.  It's a vampire as I love vampire things and it's seeking the moonlight in its dark world.  A dark painting for a dark day. :)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

It's all about the bears!

Woodland Bears watercolour
It seems to be all about the bears for me at the moment.  I've been painting this watercolour. Back to my outlines again although I haven't ruled out trying without them again. :)  I enjoyed painting this as I love woodland scenery and toadstalls and became quite fond of the baby bear's expression looking up at me as I was painting. :)

I'm also currently crocheting a bear so will post a picture of that once I have finished it too.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Very bad watercolour alert!

Love Blobites
I thought I'd try something a little different with my latest painting project and take away my black outlines and try and paint without them.  Oh my god, I found it tricky, it was weird and like I couldn't paint.  Meep!  I finished it but I have to say I didn't enjoy it as I just wasn't pleased with the result but I thought I'd post it as you have to see the bad as well as the good to improve, right? :)

By the way this is a painting of my little Amigurumi Love Blobites that I crochet sometimes, I thought they'd be an easy thing to start with but they weren't. :P  I'm not sure painting without the black outlines is really me, I might try something else though and see how I get on, or put the lines back. :)

Monday, 8 October 2012

The Hunger Games watercolour

Katniss Everdeen
Some more inspirational fun yesterday afternoon painting the lovely Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.  She was quite challenging for me but I enjoyed it and had fun.  I love The Hunger Games and was so gripped on the books, I couldn't put them down - love the film too. :)

"What ya drawing, mommy?"
Me and my cat Hiro need to have a talk about space issues methinks.  This was me starting out sketching Katniss yesterday and well, it's a little off putting being observed so closely when you're trying to draw! :)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Alice in Wonderland watercolour

Alice in Wonderland
So here's another watercolour I finished yesterday - Alice in Wonderland this time. :)  I really enjoyed painting this and relaxing to music too.  (New Muse album which I'm playing non-stop right now).  I loved putting in the little white rabbit hiding behind the toadstalls too.

I love woodland themes so felt really inspired with this one and I think I'm starting to look forward to using watercolours now.  Will have to think what to paint next....

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Harry Potter watercolour

Close up
Ron, Hermione and Harry
OK so this was my biggest watercolour challenge so far, not only because it was using watercolour paints but drawing people too which are not my strong points.  But I love Harry Potter so decided to try the trio in the hope I'd concentrate and do them justice. :)  I'm pleased with it, I don't think I could have done any better and they were fun to paint.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Amigurumi Mini Monsters

I have been having fun crocheting some of my Amigurumi Mini Monsters. :)  These guys make me smile and look like they have something they want to tell you!  They've been getting up to all kinds of mischief too.  My Mini Monsters have all different kinds of personalities, characteristics, moods and interests. They can be found in all different colours too.

These little guys will be up for adoption at my etsy shop. :)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Watercolour doodles.

Little Witch Girl
Years ago I loved painting and used to paint a lot but then never seemed to have the time.  On and off I've been trying to pick up watercolours which is a real challenge for me.  It was acrylics I enjoyed using before but I thought I'd try and give myself a challenge, just for fun.  I've also always had a fear of drawing people and much preferred animals. :)  So as well as the watercolour paint challenge I'm going to try and add in some more human type doodles too.

So kicking off my new project today is a little Witch Girl I drew and painted with Halloween in mind and also this little Unicorn.  Well, can't be human all the time, right?

Little Unicorn
I feel a bit clumsy with watercolour and don't really know what I'm doing but I'm enjoying it and that's the main thing.  I'll post more pictures as I finish them. :)  I know there's techniques etc but sometimes I think it's fun to just get stuck in and find your own way.