Tuesday, January 20, 2015


It would have to be Peter Pan that got me dreaming of fairies, mostly wishing I could be one. Just think of the endless possibilities one could create with fairies. In my mind most fairies are fickle and malicious, but flatter one enough and they might do a kind deed. There are all kinds of fairy drawings and paintings out there, so I figured I'd add to them. Might as well, right?
Both of these drawings are done in color pencil. Very little touch up was done in Photoshop beyond brightening up. The first one I drew the background separate from the fairy. I drew her body and wings then layered them over the background in Photoshop. I change my mind often enough that I didn't want her added in permanently.
The second drawing is what happens when you pick the raspberries too early. :)

I hope I've inspired you, or at least you've enjoyed looking. 
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Princess and fairy

I need your help. Lately I've been working more with colored pencils, trying to improve in the medium. Once I've finished with the drawing I take a picture with my camera then enter it into Photoshop. From there I blend, brighten and play around with different effects to see if I can come up with something spectacular. Problem is, as with most of my artwork, I'm very judgement about my own work. I need outsider's opinions. BUT I need someone honest.
So, if you have a good artist eye and can tell me what I can improve on, I'd love the help.

In the artwork below I drew the background separate from the girl then put them together in Photoshop.

This drawing below I did a little differently. I drew the fairy with color pencil but the background was all done in Photoshop.
Please leave a comment below and let me know your opinions. I'd love to improve!

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