A deep water fish I painted in Gouache in my new Christmas notebook.
For the curious, I decided to take pictures as I worked on my latest illustration. First I sketch out my drawing on heavy, mix-media paper. Then I go over my pencils in a water-proof ink, and when it is thoroughly dry, erase the pencil lines. Finally I begin to color the piece, I like to use watercolor pencils. I got Derwent watercolor pencils for Christmas, and I’m really liking how vibrant the colors come out.
Here is the final painting after I scanned it into my computer and Photoshopped it a little.
My husband is not an easy man to find presents for. I asked him what he wanted last Chrismas, and the only thing he wanted was for me to paint him a couple of custom drink glasses. Hey, that I can do!
So I used my Martha Stewart Stain finish craft paints on a clean glass from Big Lots. The first glass was from Adventure Time, featuring Finn & Jake.
I’ve painted a couple of other glasses with the Adventure Time gang, I forgot to take pics of those, I’ll add them to another post later.The second glass I did is Jebidiah Kermin from the Kerbal Space Program video game.
Well my husband really liked them, so I’m currently working on a couple more to add to our collection. When I get done with them I’ll add them as well.
Oh, the reason I use the Martha Stewart crafts paints is because they can be cured over the course of a month, or they can be baked in an oven. After the curing, the paint stays on the glass surface nicely. Some of my painted glasses I’ve had for over a year and they are holding up nicely. However I do wash them gently!
I’ve been drawing a lot lately, so after the late great Robin Williams passed recently, it seems only natural to draw him.
First I started with a pen & ink drawing. I liked the drawing, but I decided I wanted to give him some color. So, I used water-color pencils and acrylic paint to give him a bit more pizzazz!
We miss you Robin…
Available on Redbubble
I decided to open a Red Bubble shop so I’m able to sell prints and tshirts of some of my paintings.
If you aren’t familiar with RedBubble.com, it’s a website where artists can sell copies of their art, on-demand.
I can now have my “Mirror Mirror Spock” painting on a tshirt! How cool is that?
I’m pretty tickled! I only make a percent of each sale, but how cool would that be to know someone was walking around in one of your paintings or illustrations?
—- Update! —-
I’ve also now added a Society6 Shop. So if you have a preference you now have a choice. Society6 seems to have a bigger variety of products you can order, but RedBubble looks like they give the artists a bigger cut of the sales.