More Colouring & Some Practice Clouds

Well, I’ve been working on getting an online store front going. I am anal for details, and so this is taking much longer than I anticipated. Every time I finish one step, that step leads to 3 new steps I didn’t realize I’d need to do.

I hope to have some better new stuff to post soon, but in the meantime, here’s a colour version of my Croc Eye quick sketch, and some clouds I drew because I’ve never drawn them before. All digitally hand drawn in GIMP.

First, the Croc Eye:
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Now the clouds.

Cartoon version:
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Realism version:
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Version with an extra cloud and sunrise background:
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Some More Colouring!

I use exclamations so as to trick you into thinking this is exciting and interesting stuff!

Muhahahaha!

I really like these colours, so you’ll probably be seeing more of them…
Rose overhead sketch colour

Well speak of the devil!
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OK, a lot more, but if another artist can paint a blue dog multiple times, and another can just stick a big rope to a canvas, surely I can be forgiven for recolouring all my work in this colour scheme. (Wow that came out sounding a LOT more condescending than I intended… which is to say I intended none at all. OK, maybe a smidgen about the rope.)

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Swirly Rooster – Painted Version.

Acrylics on 8×10 inch canvas.

This particular one is spoken for, but if you’d like a painted version of any of my swirly designs, (ones already existing, or new requests) they are $20 CDN plus shipping. You can choose the background colour, or let me pick for you.

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A Scribbly Rose, Remade on Canvas. With Ballpoint Pens

You may have noticed a partial blue rose picture I posted a while ago, which was done as an experiment. I have numerous small canvases with random painting experiments done on them, does anyone else do this? Do you think I can sell them as abstract art?

Where was I?

Oh yes. Well, I made a finished piece based on the experiment. This is a “painting” (If it’s on canvas, my mind declares it as a painting.) of one of my digital scribbly paintings, drawn in a similar fashion using ball point pens over a blue marker background on 8×10 inch wrapped canvas.

The scan isn’t great… who knew a $30 printer/scanner would wind up being a hunk of crap? Weird. And it doesn’t achieve quite the level of detail that I can get on the digital version, but I am rather happy with it.

Should you be interested, this piece is for sale @ $25.00 + shipping, and you can contact me about it in the comments here, or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mariannemasonillustration. 8709478717_af8eb615fc_k

Another Swirly Betta Painting 3 Ways

(No, not the menage a trois type of 3 way.)

First here is my usual acrylic paints and ink on stretched canvas, it is meant to be a set with a Betta painting I posted earlier.

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And the same design, finished in mixed media. Watercolour pencils for the main body colour, and outlined in black ink, then sealant, and then a wash of acrylic inks over the sealent to give it that blotchy look, on Terraskin paper

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And finally the same design in watercolour, on watercolour paper, and outlined using black ink fine-line pen. This one I think is my favourite.

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Swirly Deer Painting

Acrylic paint and inks on stretched canvas, as usual. I’d really like to try oil painting, in case I haven’t mentioned it. It scares the bejeebus out of me though. I’ve tried watercolour and I really need to practice more in it as well, but my colours always end up blending in to one blob.

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