hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i am sharing some thoughts and some art all about seeking different inspiration from the angels.
i created a whole series of angels when i was in ireland, and i’m really enjoying sharing them with you all here. lots of behind the scenes shots, tips on resources alongside my own thoughts on the subject.
here goes with this lovely angel.
she begins as a sketch. such a kind face i think – i love her already! i always sketch with my graphgear mechanical pencil and 2b lead.
i added some shading with my watercolour crayons and a flat brush. i’ve used my blue pitt pen for her eyes and my pinkish red one for her lips.
here i’ve experimented with a bright pink for her hair and a lovely cornflour blue for her dress. i’ve created some wings using some pale cream/white collage scrapbook papers too. she’s so cute so far – she has a kind and friendly smile.
here i’ve used some new acrylic inks in her hair and the background. i’ve gone all abstract – adding designs in squiggles to her hair and the background. i let her dry overnight completely.
once the piece was all dry, i added a layer of peach i made by mixing neon orange and titanium white together. i etched into that then to add even more texture to her hair. i’ve also added more shading with my skin tone pitt pens.
here i’ve added a thin coat of that pthalo blue to the background. it’s a fluid acrylic so you can still see the acrylic inks shining through. i think it looks lovely!
a bit of definition here using my graphite pencil plus some blue sparkly washi tape added to the wings. i’ve also collaged her mantra – discover different inspiration. i love that idea. whether the inspiration comes from instagram, magazines, or even new supplies. discovering new inspiration just lights me up.
here i have added some real definition with my stabilo all pencil and my pitt pen. i am really loving her now. time for the finishing touches.
i’ve added dots (just by way of a change) and some extra decorations to the background. i think she looks pretty special.
and here she is all done! you can buy a print of her right here. she is super sweet, kind, uplifting and inspirational.
full of cute little details and whimsy.
i hope you love her too!
have a great day lovelies!
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