Saturday, January 26, 2013

Splash of Green Girl

Life has been very busy lately - too busy to draw/sketch!!  AARRGGHH - Despite the chaos around me, I took a few minutes to sketch a girl yesterday but then had no time to post her until now.  She's a bit contemplative and perhaps sad?. . .maybe she is dreaming about when she will have more time. . .
Colors from the current Play Date Cafe Challenge.
Used gouache for the first time (Emerald) - not sure if I like it or not - I was in such a hurry to finish that I definitely appreciated that it was easily squirted from the tube but that's not much of a recommendation for a paint is it?
(Blazonry stencil by Balzer Designs)

25 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

It takes some getting used to after watercolor. But I like it now. Like what you did here too!

Denise Gilgannon said...

Don't let hurrying make you forget..you ar e an artist and you create...a 5 minute piece or a 5 hour piece..it doens't matter...what matters is the desire and the practice...no matter what the time frame is...your piece is splendid...no excuses...she is what needed to surface...love it! celebrate being able to bring her forward in such a short time frame...

denthe said...

Oh Michelle, I can so relate to the not having time issue. I've been really frustrated the past few days because everyday life takes all my time and energy, and nothing's left for playing with paints and pencils. Love what you've done here, very creative way to use those stencils. Hope things will settle down soon and you'll have more time again to create your wonderful girls. ♥ denthe

Sharon Evans said...

Love your girl, she is definitely sad. I started to use gouache A few months back and now love them.

EM Illustrator said...

Your girl looks lovely and I like the colours.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Eva

clare said...

love it. x

Anne Manda said...

Lovely painting, dreamy! Beautiful colors, love the leaves/teardrops! <3

Donna Bowman said...

Another beautiful journal page!! Thanks for joining us again this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Carol L McKenna said...

Lovely illustration ~ she is beautiful and looks like she is meditating ~

Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

she is lovely... very contemplative! so soft! the emerald pops!
cheers. dana

Denise Gilgannon said...

I agree, she is totally contemplative and meditative...serene...

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful sketch! I'm feeling the business too! Hopefully more time for sketching and art soon! Happy SS

Lindsay Drya said...

I think you did a wonderful job here, especially because it's a speed drawing!

Alicia C said...

wonderful piece! emerald looks lovely. I like the cool headpiece, the hanging things

Deborah Frings said...

This really caught my eye on the thumbnail view - absolutely lovely! I think she's contemplative!

Lynn Holland said...

It looks like a collage, it's lovely.

Netty said...

I love your page Michelle, especially the expression on her face and the colourings are beautiful. Happy PPF, Annette x

Za faran said...

Peaceful, contemplative..I like her!

DJ said...

love the tones

Kristin Aquariann said...

Cool color scheme! It seems most of us could use more time lately ...

♥ aquariann
Art Update: Fantasy Mushroom Drawing

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I have been crazy busy too and love the girl even though you had so little time... hang in there with gouache... you will love it once you get used to it... I love it and use it in almost every piece I do... it is fabulous stuff when you gt into it... such pure flat colour... and white gouache is one of the greatest art tools going... have a great week ...xx

veronica said...

great eye makeup! love the blue stripe in her hair too. she's alittle bit of a rebel!

Giggles said...

Your girl is beautiful...she looks like she's praying for more time!!

Hugs Giggles

Kim said...

She's wonderful, I just LOVE the color combo you used! Happy PPF!

Ildiko said...

she don't have an eye for us,we have a lots for her!awesome!