Sunday, December 6, 2015

I did a real painting!

So I actually pulled out my acrylic paints and painted on canvas again. It has been like three years since I did anything remotely like this but I had a lot of fun!

I tried to paint with a palette knife; which I've never done before but it was super fun in the end! I think it looks good, this picture doesn't really give it much credit but I like the thicker paint look and there is color everywhere.

I was inspired by Leonid Afremov's paintings; sure I didn't even get close to his level but I had fun.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Inspired Wall Hangings

So the other day I was trying to figure out what I should put on my wall; I have two vacant nails in the wall screaming for attention. I wanted to put something to encourage and inspire me; something that will make me smile each time I see it.

My mother has these antique wall hangings that we find at Estate sales which I think are amazing:
I wanted to do my own version of the image or at least the style; originally I just wanted to copy the silhouette and just put a picture from my mission in the background. I served in Switzerland and France, so I had plenty of breath taking views and pictures. Then I kept looking at my mission pictures and I ended up using them for my silhouettes, too.

I loved my mission, up till that point it was the best part of my life and I still hold so many fond memories; the most inspiring part of my mission were the amazing ladies I was paired with. So here is what I came up with for my wall:

 I ended up making three (I couldn't stop); I'm going to add quotes and choose my two favorite. (the bottom two) and then mount them on board. This was a fun project and I loved looking back at all the amazing miracles that happened on my mission. Thanks everyone for the inspiration!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

IF- Whimsical

And I finally got around to a illustration Friday; this weeks theme was a bit hard to figure out until I looked outside saw some leaves blowing in the wind, I figured that was pretty whimsical; right? In any case, I really just enjoyed getting back to just drawing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inktober #21 -Snow Owl

I did Hedwig! One of my favorite kind of owl and yes even before they were in the Harry Potter series. Though that did help :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Inktober #18 - Swift

So when I was a kid there was a challenge at 7-eleven where if you answered a question correctly you get a free slurpee. Well one of the questions was: What is the fastest bird? I thought it was a peregrin falcon. When I answered it, he said I was wrong; that the fastest bird was called a swift. I didn't get the slurpee but I now will never forget this little bird. maybe because it lost me a slurpee. ;)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Inktober #15- Silver-Billed Woodpecker

So these birds are considered extinct, but they are extremely shy birds to the point that they might not exist anymore but there continue to be sightings so are they really extinct? I think they have a unique design and markings so I really hope that they're just elusive and not extinct. Hopefully.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Inktober #14 - Cardinal

So when I was a kid I just called these birds 'red jay's'; I didn't actually learn this birds name until I watched the newer Sleepy Hallow. I saw these birds all over while  lived in Florida, and it was fun watching them fly around. A real treat :)