Friday, February 21, 2014

Mixed Media Pen and Ink Class

I've been taking the Mixed Media: Pen and Ink with Watercolor class on Craftsy
and have learned to draw with a dip pen and dry brush with ink.  

This is a Nevada landscape done in dry brush with ink.  I tried to show the depth of the landscape, but need to work on the amount of ink I use.  Just a little bit goes a long way to darkening the image!  I like using the dip pen, different for me and creates really interesting lines.  You can click on my affiliate link above to get more information on the class.   

Saturday, February 8, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Watercolor Art

Working on St. Patrick's Day art this week and wanted to try my hand at drawing a leprechaun.  Super fun and inspired to try more characters now.   I wanted to give him lots of pots of gold rather than just one.     

I really like St. Patrick's Day because of the good luck symbolism and the bright colorful rainbows. 

It's a cheerful holiday to design cards for and I'm looking forward to doing more.  It'd be great to visit Ireland too.  :)