Sketch for weekend

It’s raining every two hours, garden grows like a jungle, but it’s too wet to go there and take care of our piece of the world. I’m doing  a bit of this and a bit of that, from sketching new pages to Ella’s project to cooking tomato soup.  Soup is just fine, what about Ella’s pages – this I will know in the evening, perhaps, when the author shares her thoughts.  My private sketch for this weekend is princess Langwidere, my favourite character from Oz universe. This time I want to make her look like a Victorian lady. I’m still not sure what to do with this sketch next. Paint? Crayons?

Princess Longwidere sketch

New book is born!

“The Little Dancers” is ready! I’ve got one from Emily. Print is very nice, and this little book is hardbound! I’m really proud when I look at it. Little dancers

Life on the Mushroom

And here’s the big-scale developement of the caterpillar’s life idea. Big scale means 32 cm high; the previous caterpillar was half smaller. I have used acrylic paints this time.  Maybe 30%, the rest of it is in watercolor. Even so it looks different then usuall, doesn’t it?

acrylic + watercolor
acrylic + watercolor

 

Lazy Afternoon of the Caterpillar

This is the famous caterpillar from Wonderland, but at the moment he’s not working; Alice is nowhere to be seen yet.  Small ink & watercolor drawing. I have started to consider what the life of the caterpillar might be, and I’ve already made a sketch of a bigger and more complicated scene… to be finished this weekend, perhaps.

blue and umbra ink watercolors
blue and umbra ink
watercolors

Honey Fairy

One more fairy drawing. Quick and simple, because a storm has come today in the late afternoon and I had to come back home earlier (all drawings are made outside now) and comfort my dog. She hates storms.

inks, crayons and graphitint pencils (again!)
inks, crayons and graphitint pencils (again!)

Dressmaker

Perfect sunny day, just right for drawing fairies. I’m still experimenting with graphitint pencils, but I have added so much paint that pencils are hardly visible.

Dressmaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be difficult to see, but the sewing machine is beetle powered!

Dressmaker detail

Brave Captain and Her Crew

This is a base drawing for back cover of the book (no edition yet). The crew are stuffed animals, but the reader is not meant to discover it until he/she reads to the end; that’s why crew is hidden on front cover graphic.

watercolor
watercolor

Brave Captain

I’ve been drawing pirats lately. It’s not exactly the cover graphic, but I’ve used the ship.

watercolor
watercolor

The Admirer

Not much drawing for fun lately, I’ve been fighting with weeds in the garden. The pirate cover took me quite a lot of time, too.

Graphitint pencils and other stuff
Graphitint pencils and other stuff

This is a drawing I’ve made in bed yesterday, trying out my new pencils.