Saturday, 3 November 2018

Red Poppies for Art & Soul Studio

Hi everyone, it's challenge time again over at Art and Soul Studio! and this month I have created a quick little poppy painting to play along with the challenge.
I used some of the goodies I picked up at Art & Soul Studio on my recent visit when passing through Hervey Bay...
 If you are every in Hervey Bay I recommend you allow some time and check the store out... so much more in store than currently on the online store...

Here's my haul.... look at those gorgeous paints and inks...

Oh and I tried to take a selfie out the front of the shop... well I don't take selfies very well at all... always have a strained look on my face, lol...
Now back to the Moodboard for the challenge...
You can find all the details of the challenge and the prizes on offer here....November moodboard

I have made a time lapse video of my process for you all... so grab a cuppa and enjoy...

A few close ups...




One last look at the whole painting...

Here's the products I used:


hope you enjoyed this project and will consider having a go at the challenge

till next time
Happy Creating

xC

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Beach Sunset Journal Spread for Art and Soul Studio

Hi everyone, Cindy here to share with you my latest Art Journal Spread for Art and Soul Studio.... Beach Sunset


I created this journal spread using Neocolor II and Marabu Art Crayons, the two crayons are quite different in texture when used however both are water soluble crayons...
Normally, I would have a process video to share with you all... however, I have been away to rest and give my ankle (that I fractured) time to fully repair.... so I have a photo step by step for you...
This journal double page spread, was inspired by the sunsets from where I was staying..
I began by painting my journal pages with water to dampen them down...

I then added white Neocolor in a half circle and surrounded that with Yellow Neocolor…

 Next I surrounded the Yellow with Orange Neocolor…

 I used a brush against the Vermillion Neocolor and brushed a thin colour above the Orange and Yellow...

 For the sky I began with Grey Neocolor washed over the double page...

I then used Periwinkle Blue to create colour contrast...

 To add colour depth to my sky I added Silver Marabu Art Crayon... 

 and then the Lavender Marabu Art Crayon...

 I added a wash of black to darken the sky...

I then used the Black Marabu Art Crayon to roughly draw in the tree horizon...

 to increase the orange glow to my sunset skyline, I added Orange Marabu Art Crayon...

to begin my foreground, I used a wash of the Cocoa Marabu Art Crayon...

I used the White, Yellow and Orange Neocolors to create the sunlight reflection on the water...

 Next I used the Orange and Cocoa to deepen the water colour...

 and a wet brush to create water movement...

 I used the Gold Marabu Art crayon to give a glow to the sunlight reflection...

Next I added more depth to the water and reflection with both the Orange and Cocoa Marabu Art Crayons...

 For the final step I added some extra details to the tree horizon line...

A final look at the finished piece...

Products used:
Dylusions Creative Journal

hope you enjoyed seeing my process,
till next time
Happy Creating,

xC  



Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Mermaid for Art and Soul Studio

Hi everyone, today I have a piece I created to play along with this months Moodboard Challenge titled Mermaid.... (original title right!! LOL)


I fell in love with the colours of this months challenge ....
You can find all the details of the challenge and the prizes on offer here....October Moodboard
Unfortunately, I still have not been able to video with my fractured ankle so again I have a photo step by step...

I began by doing a rough sketch on watercolour paper...

I then began colouring the sea using the Aqua Green Marabu Art Crayon...

Next I coloured the sky using the Turquoise Marabu Art Crayon...

I then added more detail to both the sky and water....

I used the Lavender Marabu Art Crayon to colour the Mermaid Tail....

I also used Lavender to base colour her hair and add some detail to the tail...

I then began adding details using the Plum Marabu Art Crayon...

I used the Flesh Marabu Art Crayon for her skin...


Next I started using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to add detail...adding Cobolt Turquoise for shading and Mauve Mauve for details in the hair, fins and tail and I used Warm Grey V for the Trident...

I added more water detail using the Aqua Green Marabu Art Crayon...

I added shading to the face and body using the Light Flesh Polychromos Pencil...

then it was time to sketch in the face...

and colour the face details, using Dark Red, Raw Umber, Cinnamon and White Polychromos Pencils...

to add some brighter highlights I used the extra fine White Sharpie..

then the final step was to add some shading using a Stabilo All Pencil and a wet brush...

A final look at completed piece....


I hope you'll be able to join in the challenge this month for your chance to win some fabulous prizes...
hope you enjoyed seeing my process,
till next time
Happy Creating,
xC