Just a Doodle

Sometimes when things become crazy and you want time to slow down, that is when I pull out my small sketch pad and just start sketching mindlessly.  I never know or plan how these types of sketches turn out, but they are always unique in their design. IMG_20131210_142533The best part, is when my daughter pulls out her sketch pad and sits by me and we come up with ideas together.  I want to make her creative time a place where she can use as an outlet to express herself.

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Earth Fairy

So I ventured into something that I always wanted to play around with. Watercolors. I have always been intimidated by them, yet at the same time I have become bored with just the simple pencil. While I am self-taught, I understand that in order to become good at something you have to just do it. Of course with this being my first piece with watercolors I have learned a lot going through this process. So while facing my fears on the canvas I am gaining insight on how this works. I do know this, while creating I find true happiness and peace. It takes me to a place where there is possibilities without judgment.

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In The Process…

So I am having the itch to post one of my works that I am still in the process of finishing.  I had to put it off due to school obligations and now that I am free for the next few months my focus has shifted back to what I love to do the most.  In this piece I am creating a fairy more on the seductive side in waiting.  My goal is to have her being partial hidden with in her environment but leaving the possibility to being discovered.  I am hoping to play with some water colors to bring a new depth to her.  So far I am liking where I am taking her. 

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Strength

Strength

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Interruption

Interruption

Another quick sketch of an idea I was playing around with.

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Alone

Alone

This is my first Fairy that I drew. Of course this is the start of the addiction to the fantasy world.

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Dragon

Dragon

My first attempt at a dragon while using Boris Valleo as a reference. All free hand.

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For the Game

For the Game

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A New Beginning

By revisiting what I could do, makes me feel like I can do better.  I have the ground work to build upon. I remember each drawing, what I was feeling at the time and like a mother remembers her child in every way, I am tied to my drawing because there is something there that is a part of me.  My favorite drawing is:

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I remember when I drew this.  It was 3 am, and I was betrayed by one of my closest friends.  I know our friendship had come to an end or it never really was as I had thought it would be.   I remember the tears that came silently as I threw myself into the drawing creating something that I wanted to be at that moment.   It was something that she couldn’t take.  I know it may sound silly to grieve over a lost friendship, but to me it was a closing of sorts.  A closing to the life I had led up to that point, a closing to being so open with someone, and a renewing of who and what I was that was hidden in others because I lacked the courage to shine on my own.  This drawing was an attempt of my own interpretation of one of my favorite artist Boris Vallejo. I wanted to recreate something that looked to the future, stripped down to the core of being one’s self.  And so through the heartache of saying goodbye.  I said hello to the new beginning….

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