Saturday, April 23, 2011

How I did it: my Easter Lamb

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

My supplies: sketch paper for pastels, any tissue paper, plastic eraser, pencil, hard & soft pastels.

I pick out my basic colors first. I drew the lamb off the top of my head ;)

Pupil first with blue iris, then white for the wool!

Next, the ears and face soft peach.

basic wash with the face

I used baby blue for the ribbon next

I smoothed out the color with a small corner of the paper towel

I used hard pastel sky blue for the highlights of the ribbon

blue  soft pastel for the shadows

effect of 3 shades of blue

I softened the effect with the tissue

using a darker shade of peach, I created shadow under the ears, under the eyes and by the mouth.

Like this!

next I used soft gray as shadow for the wool

I grabbed a darker shade of gray soft pastel to create dimension

and darker shade of gray to define

I decided that the ribbon lacked definition, so I used a darker blue and outlined here and there

Now for the eyes! I used a Sharpie Pen and defined the lashes and the eyes a bit.

The tips of ears, under the nostril and mouth needed a bit more blush.

And I'm DONE!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Acrylic Collection

This is a cover that I've done for Kursed, my paranormal romance.

Eros, fantasy romance

parchment I made for Bloodline. Love how it came out!
Rune prophecy for Bloodline. A bit tilted, aren't we? :P

Winter scene for Bloodline (Midgard)
Chengral in Muspelheim

Creating Bloodline's cover. Character in pencil is Chengral.

Bloodline. My daughter experimented with Photoshop at school to merge the two images. What do you think?

There are many times I feel like this. This is my real attempt at making something NICE with acrylics.
Please see my pastel version. What do you think?