Last-minute mad card-making and doodling for Sunday’s market stall. Why I always think I can make things right up to the eleventh hour, I do not know. It’s craziness. These are my little partridges sans a pear tree. They all look different – the front one is probably the best and then it all went south from there (I can never draw the same thing twice – the bird at the back looks like a budgie) but I’m still quite happy with them. I am remembering to wear my new glasses most of the time, which is helping when I am doing detailed colouring. I still have to mount these on card blanks and maybe stamp a little sentiment underneath (which is always fraught with danger because I am hopeless at stamping straight!) and package them up.
Hope your day is happy – wish me luck at the market! 🙂
Following on from my previous post, I am on a bit of a snowman vibe at the moment. I used to draw this particular little guy about 15-20 years ago, and had forgotten all about him. I don’t know why, because he is so quick and easy to draw and enables me to get lots of cards done in a short amount of time. Better still, he is of course white so I don’t have to do lots of colouring! Just black for his hat, a bit of red or blue for his scarf and a tiny swipe of cool grey (Oh I do love my Copic Markers!) for some shadowing, and I’m done. I’ve tried him with and without a carrot nose – I prefer him without – and he doesn’t even have the customary black-dotted mouth (I’ve always found them a bit creepy).
A quick stamped sentiment and a card is done and dusted in no time. And I enjoy doing them. He makes me smile. I think I also like the fact that he is all mine – my design and idea (although, how hard was it to come up with a snowman?). He’s not exactly a very Australian concept though – perhaps I should try him with a bush hat (the kind with corks hanging from it) and some gum leaves sticking out of it. Actually, that’s an idea…
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