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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Day of the Viking!

Monday night I had the pleasure of watching Jay the Viking drawing live online...unfortunately the recording didn't save, but he is a fabulous artist and illustrator. He was drawing non-whimsical Faeries, and they are just beautiful!!!

Here is my attempt.
Firstly I drew her face, with swirly art nouveau hair...
...she needed a hat.
Decided she was holding something, and that she should have moth wings...
I chose Gypsy moth for the wings, which nicely names her too :), and added a few oak leaves behind her.
When I was satisfied with the sketch, I sealed it with fixative, and added watercolour washes...
and am feeling quite smug about the overall result :D
She is therefore my Face no8 for 29 Faces in Febraury


  1. Wow! Amazing work Gina...I love her.Great to see how she progressed too.
    Hugs xx

  2. And well you should be, she is lovely!
    Nicely done.

  3. She looks amazing Gina, I love the oak leaf on her arm and her wings look amazing. :-) xx

  4. can i get that sketch of yours to use as a digi for my cards? (the b&w one) she's gorgeous!!!!

    do you have the doll w/heart image? let me know. i'll email it to you.

    hugs :)

  5. Your attempt has been wonderful, delightful woman butterfly.

  6. Wow!! She's amazing!! Loved watching the process!!

  7. Your fairy is wonderful!!! I love her! The colors are perfectly soft and fairylike!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous - ethereal, lovely and the colors are just perfect. I continue to love checking in to see your wonderful faces - such a variety!

  9. That's fantastic, looks really great.

  10. you should feel smug she is beautiful

  11. She is so beautiful and I love her muscles and her beautiful hair under the acorns-cap!

  12. OOOOOOOh you should be proud of you and look what the Viking brings out in you. Just fantastic!

  13. You should feel smug! She is wonderful!!! I love faeries and would love to be able to draw them. I'm not thinking that's my strong suit though. Great job :)