Friday, February 7, 2020

paint party Friday Blue Bird

Here we are again, watching paint dry!
I enjoyed learning from Johanna Basford, Ceeceecreations, and Shayda Campbell this week, along with sketching a flower from someone's blog photo.
Want to see what I've been doing with ink and paint?
Well, I got out a new tablet of  Fluid brand paper gifted to me at Christmas, and painted a background with KOI paint and a large flat brush. The style of brush makes a big difference in effect.
mixing colors, blending, watching them dry into new colors is meditative.


 Pencil lines, then .05 pigma black ink, white gel, dabs of blues and greens, a bit of ochre for the ground. I like the dashes of white and black on top to look like ground cover. Dots to add shade.
sketchbook for three days, see the idea of a little bird there?
I liked how the little border of fishes surrounding the words looked
On this day, Johanna was demonstrating how to draw in pencil, a basic shape to sketch around, leaving it open for words
 I was reading a blog bemorewithless and saw a close up of a flower that inspired me.

I loved the idea of tiny blossoms creating the center.
I also like to take notes after a sketch to remember what I learned.

I did very little pencil first, basic petal shapes, two circles to give an idea where to do the inking, then erased (or tried to) pencil guidelines.


I love the current look of this year's sketchbook.
I love black ink in a bold line, don't you???









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https://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

  1. that is a super idea... the bird get's a life somehow ;O)

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  2. Luv your cute blue bird

    Happy PPF

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    much love...

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  3. Hi LeeAnna!! :) I LOVE YOUR BLUEBIRD!!! He/She is adorable and I love the style of painting you did. I just recently got some good ink pens and I want to try ink and watercolour mixed together too. Isn't it fun to learn new things? By the way you little fishies are wonderful!! :)

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  4. Lovely creation, love your drawings.

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  5. Yes, I do. (love black ink in a bold line) :) Your poppy is my fave in today's drawing adventures.

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  6. The bluebirds are so sweet. They look like a children's book illustration - so whimsical. The little fish in your drawings intrigue me too.

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  7. You got a 3-D effect going on. Until I read your words, I thought you pasted your bird onto the background. I like the effect you got with your very cool drawing. I bought a sketchbook on Tuesday. My first! You've given this novice ideas of what to do.

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  8. these are all wonderful drawings !!!
    Happy PPF, Elke

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  9. lovely little bird art and wonderful sketchbook drawings. Happy PPF!

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  10. Hello Leanna, its always so lovely and inspiring to take a look in your sketchbook. There are surprises and pretty things to see.
    I too love the look of that flower - a little different with a sweet addition. Your first painting is gorgeous, beautiful colour blends too. Happy PPF xx

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  11. I really like your bluebird and the flowers are so delicate even the big one.

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  12. Thank you for sharing the journey to complete this lovely bird painting.. So cheery.
    Makes me want to try. Love the fishes idea too.

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  13. I really enjoyed seeing your sketchbook pages - you are right, they do have a great look, very strong. The poppy with the tiny flowers is my favourite, I think.

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