Saturday, March 18, 2017

Four coloring pages

 If you print the birds out on lighter weight watercolor paper, you can cut them out and hang them. These are prototypes I did for a Stampington Magazine Coloring Studio submission. Artist Colette Copeland turned my birds into a complete project. A Bird in the Hand
 I drew quite a few that I never submitted, but some of these I did submit and they were rejected. I just can't remember now which ones I submitted! I like this one with the flowers and bees, except I'm not sure the bumble bees can be identified as bees! They seem more like BLIMPS! It makes me laugh to see my art when it doesn't quite work out-and at the time, I didn't see it! It's good to set your work aside sometimes, and then go back-you can see differently.
 I don't think I submitted this one, above. My mom loves it. Of course, the folds in her pantaloons are not done right. That's an area I need to practice. I am very rusty at figure drawing, even though I have some hours logged in trying it with live models. There is very much to be gained in this practice, even if you aren't serious about having figures in your art. It's discipline-it's work-but it will help the rest of your art. I'm preaching to myself here!
I wanted to share these drawing because they are gathering dust in my studio. It makes me happy to think someone may actually want to color them....
I know they are awkward-but done with love....
Enjoy fully for your own use.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, so I just got the message that you drew the coloring pages! You shared one a couple posts ago that I didn't realize was a Monniebean original. Amazing detailed work in all of them, and I'm with your Mom. She has great taste! This figure with birds all around reminds me of a scene from "Home Alone in New York"! Delightful!

Studio Maywyn said...

Fantastic Beautiful work!
Thank you!
That is so neat to submit artwork. There are plastic pages with pockets you can buy or make your own from paper to clips of the artwork you submit. Having things in one loose leaf notebook is a source of joy for me.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Debra,
I love these drawings. Stunning details! I cannot pick a favorite, I love them all.
I just visited your Etsy shop. Your workmanship is really outstanding.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Penny

Penny said...

Lovely posting! Thank you sooo very much for sharing your drawings with us. Its exciting that your work will be shown through Somerset. Congratulations!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh thank you Debra. They all grow up so fast. How I wish I lived closer, I would see her more often, but the time spent is precious.

A bird in the hand said...

Nothing awkward about your drawings. I like to see the artist's hand. Too perfect looks machine-made ;-) I love them all, especially the wreath of birds, and the one with the bumblebees.

jenclair said...

What fun! I like your drawings--and wish I had that ability!

Coral Cottage said...

These are a treasure. I love seeing your style - you have many, yet they all scream love. xo kim