Friday, May 28, 2010

Something Very Different

I mentioned in my last post that I was working on some original artwork to practise with my Copics markers.  Here is the first of three that I have colored.  I drew this last night and added the color this evening.  I am actually pretty proud of it.  It makes me feel like I am doing "real" art again.  It's a bit moody, and though I am not "emo" (as my kids call it) I do like the brooding feel that evokes to me.

These are the pens I used to achieve the color (for those that might want to give it a try)
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Trees:  W1, W3, W7
Hair:  E31,E29, E34
Cloak:  G85, G40, W3
Dress:  B97, B95, B91

I have 2 more line drawings that I will be working on next.  At this point, I haven't mounted the drawings onto a card or anything.  I think instead it will be framed art.  I am mulling over the possibility of offering some of my drawings as digital "stamps".  Right now I am trying to learn how to take the scanned image into a program to clean it up and turn it into a digital image you could work with.  I would love some feedback on whether anyone would be interested in purchasing something like this?  This is just like me to get all wrapped up in new ideas right when I am about to go back to work full time!  I just can't help myself. :)

Anyway, be looking for my other two line drawings and color attempts soon.  As always, please give me some feedback.  I admit, I am a sucker for the validation!

I have also entered this into 2 challenges going on with The Burtonesque Dolls and HDH Macabre Monday. 

13 comments:

gabyangel said...

This is just beautiful!!!!! I love drawing (I did it a lot when I was younger--20yrs ago?). Trust me when I said that I really appreciate this! WOW
Yes, you should sell!

Nicole said...

OH WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are super talented Shelley! This looks very Burtonesque, you should add your link! So beautiful, really!

Mariam Satchell said...

OMG! I LOVE IT!

JENNIE BLACK said...

Oh my wow.. your coloring and drawing is amazing. I am very much looking forward to meeting you at the copic certification.. and NO I WILL NOT GET TIRED OF YOU!

Barb said...

Wow. This is an amazing piece! Beautiful coloring, & I love the vintage feel... thanks so much for playing along with HDH Macabre Monday!

Eulanda said...

OMG!! I wish I had HALF your talent! Wozers this is amazing and your coloring is almost something else!! Thank you for joining us at TBD this week!!
Hugs!
Eulanda

Nicole said...

Ahhhh... I knew there was a little Burtonesque in there when I saw these! And Monday Macabre, good for you. I'm excited you branched out a bit! Thanks for playing along with the Dolls this week;)

Andrea said...

wow this is different and brilliant x

DonnaMundinger said...

GORGEOUS! What a wistful haunted look! Beautifully done! xxD

Carmen said...

This is just beautiful - definitely one for a frame. I think you would have a huge market if you went into stamps.

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow, this is simply amazing. gosh you're talented. I would love to see some more. thanks for joining the dolls in this weeks challenge. Jackie xo

Celeste said...

Yes, you should draw and sell! Love this image, she looks like a girl I went to high school with (I graduated 35 yrs. ago.) Love the trees too.

Linda Gilpin said...

She's lovely. I would use her on a card, definitely! Keep up the good work and inspiration.