Something a bit different... 8"x8", colored pencil and pen on mix media paper, 4-ish hours.
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, unfortunately I am posting a bit late for this coloring page to be very useful for planning for this year... but there is always next year! To sum it up very quickly, Our Lady did not have, as many would assume, a "hunky-dory" life. Being free… Continue reading Our Lady of Sorrows + Catholic Coloring Page
The feast of the birth of the Virgin Mary is coming up next week on September 8th! I always remembered this day when I was a kid because it was the day before my best friend's birthday 🙂 This feast is celebrated exactly nine months after the feast of her Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8th).… Continue reading Our Lady’s birthday coming on Sept 8th! + Catholic coloring pages
The lady who commissioned this piece requested that it also be turned into a medallion to represent her women's group on their merchandise and advertising-- going from a photo of an area ~3" in diameter to a high-res image able to be printed at ~15" in diameter. Photoshop to the rescue! So here is… Continue reading The Magic of Photoshop
I wasn't really happy with the previous color schemes, so I made a bunch more... these are the winners I sent to my clients. They picked the yellow one (my secret favorite!) so then I got to work on first the sketch, and then the coloring. In order for the sketch to be as clean… Continue reading WIP (Pencil) Ave Maris Stella
So this piece is going to be huge (well, huge for me)-- 16x20"... and for sure I don't want to spend precious hours smearing/smushing my precious pencils over such a large area, only to find I don't like the color scheme or, worse, find I can't do convincing faces on that scale... (The faces are… Continue reading Coloring crisis! + Catholic coloring page
Yes, it seems like this is the only subject I draw... 🙂 The client who has commissioned this piece asked that Our Lady be standing, so voila! Playing with the idea of stone pillars & cutwork critters (fish, crab, starfish, jellyfish) at the top. 8"x11" Which version do you prefer, standing or sitting? (Older version… Continue reading Ave Maris Stella sketch, take 3