EXQUISITE CARDS

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

SACRE COEUR






Paris offers so much that after all these years, it still remains fresh for my painterly eyes. Instead of being overwhelm with a new city & new adventures, I start my artful day with catching a sunrise from Sacre Coeur.



 I then go into the church & open my sketchbook while the angels sing! A pretty lovely start to my Paris Ramblings.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

ART NOUVEAU EASTER LILY

Using the same Easter Lily from my sketchbook for another Easter Design.This illustration is in the style of Art Nouveau.


No digital trick on this Easter illustration. Just used photoshop to insert Bunny & Chick onto the Lily border.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

EASTER DESIGN


An Easter design that started with a pot of Easter lily from the florist.

close up

I didn't know what I'm going to get till I start clicking on different layers on Photoshop. A simple rendering can be quite enchanting with the magic of photoshop.

exploring the drawing with photoshop

illustrated angel from my archive

I kind of like the mood created by combining the distress texture with the black & white floral drawing.The stainglass really pops against the tone texture.Leave me your mailing address under comment, if you want an art card of this new design.

Monday, March 7, 2016

FREE PARIS COLORING PAGE

Barnes & Noble
If Barnes & Noble have 40 different adult coloring books on the shelf, it's time for me to start a new project. 

Leave me your mailing address, under comment, if you want this free 8x10 coloring page from my Romantic Paris coloring book. Happy Coloring!

Monday, February 29, 2016

NEW DESIGN

A NEW DESIGN
With photoshop, the sky is the limit with just a few clicks. I started by doodling with my 6B graphite stick. I choose this font style mainly because the width is just the right size. I use my kneaded eraser for the polka dots pattern. The fonts came first for this new design

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6B graphite stick

The swirls & vines are from my archive.

Happy Birthday with vines on peacock pattern

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SKETCHES FROM THE MET

another nude at the American Wing
To capture the movement of this sculpture, I express the dynamic gesture thru a charcoal pencil. Paying attention to light & dark forms. Once again, the highlights were enhanced with my kneaded eraser.

charcoal pencil on tone paper