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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

..and sometimes I just want to play!!!

For those of you who think I only ever do messy bright abstract stuff, before joining the online community I used to only draw with pencil...like this...
and these...
But you should never throw anything away...or forget about them, as you never know when they may come in handy :D 
Letraset have been running a competition to celebrate Africa, and as I have been busy I forgot the deadline is friday!!!(or possibly tomorrow)
I scanned my sketches and printed off the elephant onto super smooth paper(best for using promarkers on)
Then I cut him out...doesn't he look gorgeous???..and that is printed on draft setting!
Next I grabbed a bunch of Promarkers to make a simple background...just dragging the chisel tip end across the super smooth card stock to give a "sunsetty" effect.
Colours used from bottom up;
Honeycomb/Peach/Pink carnation/Gold/Cool aqua/Powder blue.
I used a Prima stencil to add the balloons to break up the "blueness" and coloured them with the same pens...adding Pastel green and Orchid to the mix.
As I had made a very bright warm background I coloured over my printed image with Satin promarker, only a subtle colour change, but enough to "warm" him up :D
I glued him to the background and used a TCW stencil I bought from Craft Den called "Branches" to draw around...
then colour with Black promarker...
and this is what I ended up with...
a lovely day dream of soaring over the plains of Africa in a hot air balloon :D
I am calling this my Piece a Week entry, my very late Paper Saturday entry and my piece for the Letraset challenge
Why not try a little play time your self? I bet you all played with markers as kids :D 
Enjoy :D XXX
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11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your process!
    It's always so exciting to see, how other artists create!
    XO

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  2. O-M-G! that rose is gorgeous! GOR-G-US! and your animals??? holy moly! you just never stop amazing me! WOW!

    hugs :)

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  3. Absolutely awe inspiring - everything! All of it! Every little piece. In LOVE. xodonna

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  4. Wowzer! That's fabulous. ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  5. Speechless Gina, your drawing is superb, the finished project is stunning. I love it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  6. Oh wow Gina, I am delighted you have shown us some old sketches. I love to find out about artist before they started blogging I hope you can keep both colour and black and white sketches up because now we are getting to see all sides of you. Manon xx

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  7. Wohow... I'm missing words - that's a breathtaking page. FANTASTIC, I really LOVE it.

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  8. Gina, love your creation!! Your sketches are amazing! Like I always say, is there anything you can't do???

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  9. He is glorious Gina and I love how you have printed him off and reused him in something completely NEW Dxx

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  10. Wow, Gina! I'm really impressed with your drawings. And that elephant painting is truly fantastic. Love it!

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  11. Your elephant is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful, very creative and inspiring. thank you for sharing
    peace and love
    aga
    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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