Sunday, April 8, 2012
A Water Sprite
Hello my dear blogger friends! A very happy Easter and Passover to you all, I hope that you're having a fun time off on this holiday. I know that this drawing isn't very Easter or Passover-like at all...*laughs*...but I managed to squeeze this in-between a couple of projects I'm working on currently, just for fun and for no particular reason. I found an old drawing I did about two years ago, which was a mermaid and I suddenly felt this urge to update the drawing. But this time I wanted to do a mermaid that wasn't your typical "pretty" mermaid, I wanted one that was a little more shark like in her manner and in her fish style. The little fish that are swimming around her, well, I don't know what to call them. They are this weird kind of cross in between a Carp and a Goldfish...or something like that. *laughs*
I had originally intended to do this only as a black and white ink drawing, somehow though, gold colouring work itself in there and I kind of like how the final result came out...personally I think it makes it "pop" rather nicely. I used my watercolour pencils dry, which gives such a lovely airbrush look to the colours! I also used black and white ink for finishing up...and I managed to avoid splattering white ink everywhere on the drawing, that's a hard urge to fight off! Anyway, this took only about four days to complete, a record for me, as I love to take my time on drawings and relish every bit of time I have on it, so normally it takes me a week to complete a final drawing. I've been trying to decide what kind of frame she would look good in. Any suggestions?
It's been a crazy few weeks for me...I'm very happy to get to blogging today. I have a new job that I've been at for three weeks now. It's doing flower arranging again, not something I wanted to do again, but after a year with no work, it's better than nothing. I'm still looking for other work in the meantime, because I would really like to do something else...something more art inclined. This pays the bills, rent and gets me my art supplies, so I am happy about that.
It was also my birthday on Friday the 6th, which was also passover...so that was a crazy day! My mum bought me an awesome cheesecake and a lovely bottle of Alfred Sung "Forever" perfume. I did a little happy dance in the store over that. Also at Starbucks, the barrista wrote "Happy B-Day" in caramel sauce on top of the foamed milk in my coffee! He had very lovely handwriting. *laughs* I never had a vente sized coffee before...I don't think again though(until next year that is), that was more coffee than I could drink. It was such a good day...best birthday that I've had in ages. Can't wait to see what happens for next year.
As a parting shot, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom everywhere I look now! They are so gorgeous and always bring a smile to the heart. I love looking at them, they are one of my favourite flowers. I took this shot in a local park just a few blocks away from where I live.
I wish you all a very happy and creative week, everyone! Hope you all are enjoying spring and I'm looking forward to reading about what you've been up to. Cheers!