Monday, June 24, 2013

Life From Decay

Hello there, Happy Monday! Like promised here is the drawing I did for the auction over at Femme Thou Art June auction on facebook . The auction ends today at 7 PM.  We're already deciding on next month July auction...can't wait to see what it will be!

Oh man, this took me three weeks and four days from start to finish.  I'm a slow artist, so something this detailed takes me a super long time.  I put everything else I was working on aside to get this finished.  Next auction I'm doing only a very small, Art Trading Card size work, which will take me far less time than this one did.

I used a mix of my trusty watercolour pencils, which I always use dry on Deleter paper, because it gives this wonderful airbrushed look. I also used some gold pens to finish off her beads and then pulled the finished work onto CorelDRAW and added in the butterflies, moths, assorted flowers, rocks and ferns. The final file was huge!  I'm glad I saved along the way as my laptop kept crashing on me due to its hatred of my art programs. *laughs*

I am not sure if I handled the theme right, but, my original thought for this was a beautiful spring fairy emerging from the decay left behind by the melting of winter snows. A fairy that brings life to all she touches.

So, can anyone spot the squirrel hidden in the trees? Or the bunnies...oh, well they're pretty easy to spot. *laughs*

That's all for now my lovies.  Wishing you all a creative, brilliant week! Cheers!


  1. This piece blew my mind (and I think everyone elses too). Beyond perfect, especially for the theme.

    I'm not sure that you put it in the auction correctly, because I don't think it appeared in the auction album. It's too late to double check that though, unfortunately! D:

    Anyway, I can't wait to see you tomorrow. I'm gonna bring over some pre cut hot press paper to start my illustrations for the new theme. I'll bring some for you too in case you feel inspired to draw! :)

    - Sasha

  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your work! Just wanted to pop over and say that yes, you can absolutely link your work at any time to any one of the color prompts. They really do get looked at throughout the year, so please do! xoxo

  3. My gosh, this is GORGEOUS. This piece is amazing, dear Erin!!! I can see that you put all of yourself into it and it just absolutely is beautiful. From concept to completion, I hope you are very proud! Thank you for being so supportive of my are a sweetie! Hope you are well!

  4. This illustration is over the TOP GORGEOUSSSSSS!! I love it! You are awesome and you rock. He he he he he! Beautiful work.

  5. gorgeous thought + art!
    so good to connect w/you through this land of pretty + plenty xox

  6. What a beautiful piece, I love your use of color! Enjoying your blog!


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