Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Herron Silhouette for Art and Soul Studio

Hi everyone, Cindy here to share with you my latest painting.... a Herron Silhouette


Normally, I would have a process video to share with you all... however, I as I have mentioned in my previous posts I have fractured my ankle and can't sit under my desk and film at the moment... so instead again I have a photo step by step...

I began by painting the watercolour paper with water...
 Using a mixer of reds, orange and yellow, I paint the top two thirds of the page.

I continue until it resembles a sunset...

I then paint the remaining third to resemble water...

I continue adding details to the water with more layers of watercolour...


 Next I add some clouds to the sky...

 more clouds

 I add more depth to the clouds

 I add more depth to the water...

 Time to sketch out my Herron Silhouette...

 Then paint in the silhouette...

 Add details to the silhouette and add some reeds to finish it off...


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

xC  



Monday, 3 September 2018

Art and Soul September Moodboard

Hi everyone, today I have created a journal page to play along with the new mood board challenge... 


I was drawn both to the colour palette of the challenge and the requirement of adding a butterfly.... 
You can find all the details of the challenge and the prizes on offer here....September moodboard

Normally, I would have a process video to share with you all... however, I as I mentioned in my last post I have fractured my ankle and can't sit under my desk and film at the moment... so instead again I have a photo step by step...

so I began by spraying my page with water 

I loosely added Ecoline watercolours in Light Orange and Dark Orange to the damp page

 I then spritzed some more water to help the Ecoline watercolours move...

 Next I left the background to dry...

Once dry I sketched out my image...

 then I began to add colour...

 and continued to do so, using white Ecoline and Blue Ecoline watercolour...

 For the flower centre I mixed white and Bright Yellow Ecoline ....

 I then added shading to the flower centre and began painting the body of the butterfly...

 The final step was to add shading to the butterfly and flower and add details to the butterfly...


One last look at the completed piece...

I hope you'll be able to join in the challenge this month for your chance to win some fabulous prizes...

Products used:


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




Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Art and Soul Challenge Mood Board....

Hi everyone, today I have created a journal page to play along with the current mood board challenge... it's your last chance to get your entries in, the current challenge closes at the end of the month...
I was drawn both to the colour palette of the challenge and the requirement of adding a flower.... 
I took this literally and did one big flower...

Normally, I would have a process video to share with you all... however, I have fractured my ankle and can't sit under my desk and film at the moment... so instead I have a photo step by step...

so I began by wetting down my page with paintbrush and water 

 

I applied Aqua Green, Turquoise and White Marabu Crayons to the wet page... and used the wet brush to blend and smooth the colours together...

 

I used a jar to draw a partial circle in the corner of the page... and coloured it with the Cocoa Marabau Crayon.... I blended the crayon with my fingers...


I sketched out the basic flower petals with the white Marabau crayon...

Next I began to colour in the petals using  Rose Pink....

and added some Raspberry for colour variation..

then I coloured the rear petals using Raspberry...


I used both White and Lavender to add highlights to the petals....

I added Terracotta over the centre in a circular motion so as to leave some of the dark showing through... 


Next, add some Gold over the Terracotta again in a circular motion leaving the lower layers showing through....


I added Orange highlights, and Plum shadows to the petals to create depth...

to finish off.... I added more White highlights to the petals and the flower centre, then I used my Stabilo All pencil to deepen the shaded areas...

the finished piece...


now here are the mood board rules again...


Mood Board Challenge Rules
Please use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout. Use the mood board however you want but you must add a flower on your project.
As these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.
There are 3 x $50 vouchers up for grabs!! One will be awarded for scrapbooking layouts, one for cards and one for mixed media/art journaling.
You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.
You have until the 11:59pm on the 31 August to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners.
Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.


Thanks so much for joining me here today, I hope you'll have the opportunity to have a go at the challenge.... enter your project over in the Soul Sisters Group on Facebook...

till next time
happy creating
xC