I have a couple of pix of the yard to share today. I couldn't decide which one was the right one, so I decided to show two:
I do have rather a water fowl friendly yard.I sure wish my friend the blue heron would pay a visit. I haven't seen him much this year at all. Most summers he drops in daily. Maybe my frogs aren't as tasty as usual???
I love how this flower is worshiping the morning sun!
I have finished my second girl and am pretty disappointed in her. I thought I would be so much more free with the color this time, but it looks like I chickened out again. I think she looks alright for a girl picture, but she definitely doesn't look like a "technicolor" girl.
I am doing something a bit different for my third girl. I scanned the picture into Photoshop and then used "indexed color" and "spectrum" to get the following:
Doesn't she look great! This rendition makes it much easier for me to see the darks and lights. I love how this looks!
I printed out the black and white version of this big enough to just fit on the canvas I am working on next and then used Saral paper to transfer the boundaries. Is it just me or is Saral paper really messy???
Here is my drawing on my third canvas:
I am going to have her "disappear" into the left side of the canvas just like the original picture that I got out of a magazine, and am hoping to not be so afraid of color on this one. I'll show my progress as I go. So far, I am totally loving this class.
And speaking of classes, don't forget that Jessica Sprague's free class, "Computer Tricks for Cards" begins today. I will be looking forward to checking that out when I return from our adventure today.
I'd better go; it is almost 8 am and I have to eat breakfast, shower, pack a cooler and pick up my girls and get started on our day with Aunt Anne.