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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 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


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

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

    hugs :)

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  11. Your elephant is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful, very creative and inspiring. thank you for sharing
    peace and love