Colour Friday: Bubble Girl

Hey guys! It’s Friday! Woohoo! And I’m back with another Colour Friday video. I’m really enjoying this series and I hope you’re loving it too!

For this week, I dug up a drawing I had done ages ago. It was not my best effort and I wasn’t really keen on it, so I left it aside. Until this week, when I found her on my desk and it was a case of “use it or ditch it”. And I’m glad I did. While she’s not my best art ever, far from it, she turned out better than anticipated. And cute! I think. What do you think?

Bubble Girl

It is quite a small project and it took me only just over 1 hour to complete the painting, which I did using one of my favourite media: Inktense Pencils. I so love them.
Here is the video:

Now, the list of materials used (or similar products):

  • A5 watercolour paper
  • Inktense pencils by Derwent in a selection of colours: Poppy Red, Cherry, Mauve, Spring Green, Field Green, Iris Blue, Sea Blue and finally Cadmium Yellow
  • Koi watercolours
  • Waterbrush
  • Low tack masking tape that I picked up from my local hardware store

That’s it for today. I’ve got a suprise or two coming up for this weekend so keep an eye out here and on Youtube! 😉

Colour Friday: the jar of threads

Hey guys! It’s Friday! Who’s doing the happy dance like me?! And I’m back with another Colour Friday video. On time. Look at that!

Jar of Threads
Now, this project had been on the back of my mind ever since I started my Youtube channel. But It took me a couple of weeks to gather up the courage of drawing and painting on camera a translucent rounded object! I did it, and I’m loving the result. I think that I might even frame it and keep it in a place of choice as something a little bit special.

As I said in the video (I think), I am not a confident artist and I always second guess my abilities. So when I tackle a project such as this one and it turns out just as pretty as I dreamed it, I am rather pleased. More accomplished artists will probably see all the flaws in this little piece and that’s ok. I can see them too. But I’ve decided to not focus on them and move on to the next project where I’ll try to improve my skills. At least, I have something to work on!

Enough rambling already, here’s the video! I’m really loving the microphone I’m using at the moment. Let me know what you think!

And here is the list of materials I used (please note that while I bought most of these locally, I’m linking to Dickblick where I am an affiliate).

  • Hahnemule 300g (140lbs) Bristol Board in A4 size – I couldn’t find it on DickBlick’s, but this one I have used in the past and it was rather lovely too. I’ve got a soft spot for Canson. I was going to make a reference to Proust and his madeleine, but I might be the only one getting it?…
  • Staedler Pigment Liners in size 0.2, 0.1 and 0.05 (water resistant, but NOT alcohol ink resistant)
  • A waterbrush similar to this one.
  • And finally, the piece de resistance, my favouritest Inktense Pencils. I used Cadmium Orange, Tangerine, Crimson, Cherry, Spring Green, Field Green, Dark Aquamarine, Neutral Grey, Violet and Iris Blue.

That’s it for today! I’ll be back soon! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Colour Friday: Cosmos Flowers in watercolours

Hey there! I’m back a little later than anticipated. Like a whole day behind schedule! Actually. the eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted this post going up late yesterday, but I had to pull it down when I realised something had gone wrong with the video (which I also pulled from youtube). But it’s all sorted now. Let’s call it Colour Friday on a Saturday, mkay?… Hopefully, you’ll enjoy what’s following as much as I do!
Cosmos Flowers in watercolours

I am rather happy with how it turned out. This was another practice piece with my new paints and a new gigantic paintbrush. I am smitten.
Cosmos Flowers - loose style
Now, I’m not pretending that it’s a masterpiece, but for someone who picked up watercolours for the first time about 18 months ago, I think it’s a pretty decent effort!

It was a lot of fun painting these flowers. The whole thing took less than 2 hours which is not bad as it is quite big.
But enough rambling, here’s the video!

I’m considering narrating those Friday videos, at least partially. Would you be interested? I would explain what I’m doing, the colours I’m choosing, etc etc.

Here’s the list of materials I used on this project:

I think that’s it! I might scan the painting and add it to my cafepress shop, but I will let you know if/when I do! Do let me know if you’d like prints and/or other goodies such as cards, mugs, etc!

That’s all for now! Questions, comments or remarks are always welcome, here or on Youtube.
I’ll come back tomorrow with a yarny project! Threads, people, they’re coming back! 😉