Sunday, June 30, 2013

Princess Stripey Nose

"Doesn't everyone paint their nose to match their crowns?" asked the self-conscious princess. . .

This girl was inspired by a pic by Brad Huck that I've had on my Pinterest for quite a while - I'm a big fan of the quirky girls!!  Check out the fun old book quote and picture I found to go with it!! 
Three things to note about this pic - 1) Bill's stripey socks match her nose, 2) What's up with that weird key hole shirt on a boy??!! and 3) Is it just me or has the doctor tied him to the chair?  Can't say that a doctor has never looked up my proboscis but he hasn't done it with some weird kinda probe!
Started with a pencil sketch. . . 
Commenced layering color with Neocolor crayons. . .
Finished by layering onto National Geographic pages that had been treated with Citra-Solv (you can read more about that adventure here) and then gluing into the old ledger art journal.
Linking to Sunday Sketches

19 comments:

Sandy said...

I must admit you have me laughing. Now why would I go paint my nose when it is big enough already. Besides, I have to get my crown out and polish it - it is a bit rusty!!
sandy

sharon said...

What a fun post, the idea of painting your nose to match your crown really appeals to me. Love your take on this she is very regal. Beautiful.

Liza said...

Cool post. Looks like you had a great time with it. Have a fabulous week!

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Stripey nose! One can NEVER go wrong with stripes :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great drawing! Even better caption.
Happy glue it Tuesday!
Rinda

Paper rainbow said...

Beautiful face, never heard of Brad before, just had a look at the link, how gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

tangledpen said...

this made me smile - thanks :)
Cheers & happy GIT,
Jana

artatag said...

Oh I love your princess, she is adorable.
Cheers
Gabriele 8

Giggles said...

I love your princess stripey nose!! Wonderful!! I prefer her to your inspiration...shhh....

I love that national geographic process...I saw it somewhere before and loved it!!

Hug Giggles

truecolorblog.com said...

SO much fun! I love the stripy nose. I would totally paint my nose the color of my crown, if I had one. :)

Deborah Weber said...

LOL - what a great post. Wonderful art. And I'm totally up for a striped nose now!

Jane said...

That Dr/paitient photo brings back memories of sittting in the green examination room... ahhh!
Pretty funny how you put together all the ideas for your princess! Her nose is kind of like a cool tatoo!

storybeader said...

I can just imagine a series of ladies with crowns and matching noses! {:-Deb

Brenda Stevens said...

Oh i just ADORE creative souls..so THANKFUL I MET YOU!!! ok now have to book mark some pages and attempt a few of these projects... "OH I NEED MORE DAYS OFF SHE YELLS INSIDE OF HER HEAD" Lol

Marit said...

Wow, I love everything about this post!! Right from the stripe-nosed-princess to the boy-with-stripy-socks (and yes, he does look like he's tied down on the chair!) to the altered National Geographic pages.. It's one happy "Glue it Tuesday" on Wednesday ;)

Phoenix Peacock said...

I adore this. Down to the matching stripes. And she totally inspires one to paint their nose!

betsy said...

Oh, I love your post and princess stripey nose! What fun

Monique said...

Wow, I love this, she has the most beautiful green nose I have ever seen =). Love the old photo and yes it does look like he's tied to the chair. Poor little chap. See that's why I don't like doctors, except one of course =).
xx

lorik said...

I started smiling from the moment I read the title "princess stripey Nose" . I kept smiling as i read and looked at the the whole post. Love the art and the enjoyed seeing its development.
Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)