Thursday, June 11, 2009

Painting and Having Fun :)

With the onset of summer (even though it is not 'technically summer, I consider June to be the start lol), come lots of different painting and drawing opportunities. My first picture here was done after seeing it in someone else's photostream.

It was the latest "Use THIS reference photo" challenge. I saw the photo and my fingers itched to draw her- and my paintbrush itched to mess with my paints lol. So I tried it in paints... kind of fun really! I am quite pleased with the way the teeth came out- but need to practise with the skintones.

I sketched this one while standing over the flower- it didn't take too long but I was still grateful for the insect repellent - those mosquitoes are relentless these days!

While sitting at the table, the hummingbirds kept visiting the feeder- squeaking their little squeaks! One perched on the pawpaw tree while it waited for the kids to get out of its way!

THIS was my contribution to drawing day 2009- only I never got around to uploading it then!
This is a Pigma Micron pen- I can't remember the colour name, but it is the light reddish-brown cap ;)

Back with my new paints- I spent the last couple of days experimenting with mixing some, which was somewhat informative :)
Here I did a quick sketch of the tigerlilies in our garden :)
I *did* have to adjust the settings in again... the scanner apparently doesn't like greens and yellows!


  1. That challenge one is neat! You did a great job. Maybe I'll give it a try. I like doing people. In pencil. I prefer sketching. :o)

    Peace and Laughter,

  2. Thanks Cristina- you should, the reference photo was a great photo which made the challenge fun :)
    Paints are fun too (especially when new lol)

  3. www.donnahowey.typepad.com23 June 2009 at 06:49

    Your tigerlilies are fantastic. They are one of my favorite flowers!


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