Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Day =D

Today, we went shopping =D I was having a pretty good day - so I could really enjoy it! I also created a picture using my water soluble oil pastels... 
 Also today, I got new crutches =D Hopefully they will make it easier for me to walk around! They are definitely a lot lighter than my other ones, and a lot more supportive than my walking sticks!
Lastly, here is a picture of my cat <3
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Monday, September 26, 2011

More Experiments in Watercolour

So, today I did some more drawing and painting! This first one was done mainly in watercolour pencil - with some green and white paint added afterwards:

 I also drew another picture in greylead, then outlined it in fineliner before painting it in... it turns out that this technique doesn't work so well... lol!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Pictures of My Garden =)

Pretty much as the title suggests! Lol! Here are some pictures of my garden over the last few days!

Cherry blossom:


The first flowers are opening on our jasmine, and on our strawberries:

More orchids:

A little eco-system growing in the top of the rainwater barrels:

Even more orchids:

Just a bunch of pansies!!! 

More orchids:

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More Arty Experiments!

So, I did go out and buy some new watercolor pencils - and they are amazing! =D I also bought some lovely new colored fine liners in the brand I like (I am rarely far away from a black fine liner or two...) Lastly, I bought some watercolor paper =D

Here are some of my experiments:

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Experiments in Watercolor

Over the last few days, I have been experimenting with watercolor pencils and water soluble oil pastels. I am looking to get some better pencils - as the ones I have were discount-brand, and don't seem to behave the way they should! Anyway, here are some of my experiments:
The pastels I have been using =D I bought them online and they arrived a few days ago! They are very soft and easy to work with - and unlike normal oil pastels, they are very easy to wipe off my hands and don't make nearly as much mess as normal ones do!!!
Experiment 1 - an orchid =) I drew it in pastel, then painted over the picture with water.

Experiment 2 - some flowers =D Once again, I drew them in pastel, then painted over the picture in water. To finish up, I redrew the swirls in the centers of the flowers with pastel while the paper was still wet.
My attempts at some online tutorials I found at

And lastly, some playing!
Oh, and the conclusion to my experiment - I need some better paper that doesn't sort of disintegrate and get those nasty little balls on it when it gets wet! LOL! 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birdie Pic!

Just a picture I have been playing with =) 

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