Turning #inktober sketches into color

childrens illustration, Mixed media, Sketchbook, Uncategorized

I fell in love with some of my #inktober character sketches and decided to add color to a few of them.

For these I used an old sketchbook that had layers of paper ephemera layers with a top coat of gesso. I used a carbon copy sheet and transferred my #inktober sketch onto the gesso page…pressing very lightly. Then I added chalk pastel.

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New York Bridal Fashion Week Sketches

NY Bridal Week Sketches

Fashion Shows, Uncategorized

New York Bridal Fashion Week is this weekend and I’m so excited! I’ve been married 18 years, but I still get all dreamy when looking at bridal gowns. Bridal gowns are one of my favorite things to draw, tangle and paint. I always start with a sketch.

 

Melissa Sweet Bridal for Davids Bridal

Melissa Sweet Bridal gown for Davids Bridal

Randirahm Ice Princess Collection

Randi Rahm from the Ice Princess Collection

Zac Posen bridal gown for Davids Bridal

Zac Posen collection for Davids Bridal

 

 

I then transfer the sketch to watercolor paper and apply watercolor.

Melissa Sweet Bridal for Davids Bridal

Melissa Sweet Bridal for Davids Bridal

Imitate the Masters - Paul Signac

Imitate the Masters – Paul Signac – Chalk Pastels

Portfolio, Sketchbook, Uncategorized

We artist can learn so much from other artists, especially the masters who came before us. I love Impressionism artwork because of the rawness and freeness it represents.

Paul Signac / French / 1863-1935

I love that Signac experimented with various mediums. He creating paintings in oil and watercolor. He made etching and lithographs. But it is his pen-and-ink sketches I love.

For this Imitate the Masters piece I used chalk pastels to recreate Signac’s famous St. Tropez, the Shipyard and the Lighthouse (1893).

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