Art it Up! (32) – Painting with Pencils – witch, fox, stitches & voodoo cat

November 20, 2014 Art it Up! 13

Fan Art Up buttonArt it Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Art. It could be inspired by a book or some other entertainment media or even just whatever artistic thing you’ve done that week. Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art

Last week I discovered that I wasn’t quite as poopy at color as I always thought I was. And indeed all of those wooden plaques that I bought have finally started coming in handy for my art. I originally had planned to use them for acrylic paintings but have instead been using them with pencils instead. But oddly enough the end results turn out looking really close to an acrylic painting. So perhaps I don’t have to bemoan my meager talents at acrylic painting since I’m improving so greatly with the colored pencils instead (and no I still haven’t improved much with the copic markers either). I suppose you can’t be a master at every medium though I don’t plan to give up on the acrylics, copic markers or watercolors. I’m just going with the flow of what is looking good right now and that is definitely the colored pencils.  They give me this beautiful waxy texture over the wood that I am loving and this highly saturated color that just pops right off the wood!

Here are some of the other wooden plaques I’ve finished this week. I was so excited that last week’s Frog Jester girl was swooped up and purchased by none other than our very own Kat. So if any of you fancy taking one of these home just email me. I got rather discouraged by the whole Etsy thing and I might not list any of these and just continue to stockpile them for the craft fair.

witch girl pencils

stitched girl pencils

Fox girl pencils

voodoo cat pencils

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This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!

Last week I had made this adorable crochet kitty. I loved him so much – and like the idiot I was I just made him and didn’t write down how I made him. With crochet or knitting there is a pattern to things. Some you follow from a pattern you buy or find free online and this guy was so simple that I didn’t follow a pattern just whipped him out. So earlier this week I tried to duplicate him and like an idiot he didn’t come out exactly the same. So I’ve learned my lesson now I MUST write down the size of hook I use, and all the steps I take row by row to get there. Otherwise I’ll never be able to recreate these little guys. Hard lesson learned.

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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13 Responses to “Art it Up! (32) – Painting with Pencils – witch, fox, stitches & voodoo cat”

  1. lynnsbooks

    I love the way your colour has developed – and so quickly! And, it’s difficult to believe that those are from pencil colours! I would swear they were paint.
    So lovely.
    Definitely need to write your patterns down – it’s like me with my cooking – always making things up and throwing things in and then if it turns out nice I haven’t got a clue what I just did or how to do it again!
    Lynn 😀
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  2. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I love that they don’t look like colored pencils! They are so vibrant. I want to try out Copic markers, but since I know I’ll be awful with them I can’t justify the money spent on them. Acrylics are a pain to use, which I’m in the process of learning that right now, and I much prefer watercolor.
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