Friday, October 30, 2015

Fun with Animals

Ever since I was little, I've always enjoyed drawing animals.  I would draw cartoonish animals all the time and would make up characters for them.  It has just always come so easily and naturally to me.

I have a child who really loves pigs.  My children just love when I give them some of my artwork for their birthdays.  So this year, while tight on money, I decided to set some time aside to make an interesting pig for this child.

I haven't painted in a very long time--think over a decade!  I have also only used watercolors before maybe twice.  But I really love to paint and decided to give this piggy some color with watercolors.

My sweetie really loved her pig.

Just Some Sketches

I have not really taken the time to draw in a long time.  With so many children who need my attention, it's rather a hard thing to do!  But several weeks ago when I had a migraine, I had the opportunity to draw for a little bit when the pain started to subside.  I lay in bed and was just thinking of my children and of one of the Scriptures we are memorizing right now.

I am hoping one day to create some sweet pictures with scriptures on them.  These are just some very quick sketches I did while not feeling well.

Another Completed Portrait

A while ago I finished another portrait commission.  This time I was asked to make a portrait using several different pictures, all of which were not high quality.  It's always best to send a high quality digital image!  This will yield the best results for your portrait.

This sweet lady wanted to gift her neighbors with a portrait of their daughter.  I really enjoyed doing this one.  It takes many hours of work to make a portrait like this.  They were very pleased with the results!

I think sometime I will have to try painting portraits and see how that goes.  What do you think?