Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Inkings and Works in Progress

Before I start babbling arty stuff, I'd like to dedicate my blog post today to my sister, we dont see eye to eye alot and we drive eachother bonkers, but shes one of my favourite people on this earth. At the moment shes going through a really craptastic time, so I want her to know, shes the yellow in my rainbow.., the one that helps me shine, You amaze me beyond words and I hope you find your footing real soon my darling girl.

ok onto the art!
Today in the Raven Nook, the entire desk was filled with ways to get down and creative, paints watercolours pencils pens stencils inks. My awesome plastic pink plate of cheap win for my painting palette..hey whatever works.

as you know I joined the out of the journal challenge, and this is the start of my second canvas, yes yes I know you're going but its a new week. I am behind... I personally am not loving the below work..but my mum and my man are telling me to keep going because..with highlights and little details...it might be amazing..so going on the vibe of what it 'might become' I will keep going and then do two smaller canvases to catch up.
and in the journal...I am drawing girls, who would have thunk lol. yes yes girls are what I draw the most of, but its because I'm trying to refine my skills and also find where my style is, copying others style is whats helping me try and discover what I want my style to be...maybe one day I'll know because I am still unsure.
still trying the Art Geeks skin paint recipe and I'm trying to refine that too lol as she was again too purple so as I go along it will get easier and maybe just become second nature. Practice makes pretty.
and the highlight of my week... is finding a pair of almost new docs for sale for $50 on a trade swap sell group for Inverell on facebook. I squeeled when I went to visit the girl who owned them and they fitted! I adored my docs back through highschool and uni, I wore them for almost 6 years straight till they fell apart lol, so I cant wait to see what adventures I'll have in these.
as you can see Ive already worn them and gotten foundation makeup on the souls from cleaning up little miss's mess.
take care my dears, I'll be back tomorrow with some more of my art
xx Courtney


  1. Oh my hun I bawled when I read this. You two girls make my heart melt and I am so very proud and honoured to be your mum.
    Love you Darling

  2. You have it right, try all the different styles you run across. And every once in a while just sit and draw without thinking about or looking at anyone's style. I used to really wonder what ppl were on about with developing their own style. How did one actually get there, and how did you know when it had arrived. Somewhere around the time I got tired of doing other artists styles and decided to just give up and just make faces was when I realized I actually had a clear style all my own. It will happen.

    As for that color palette... how much blue are you using? Just a tiny dash of it, not even 1/4 of the other parts. In fact, try mixing without the blue at all. You should then have a warm pinky orange color. Then just touch the tiniest bit of blue in. Mix and see how it just cools the warms a bit. Hope that helps.

    Sorry to hear your sis is going through challenges. I hope things work out for her soon. You two are lucky to have each other and your mum too!

  3. you will definitely find your own style or it will probably find you.
    Love the shoes. Growing up my faves were my "earth" shoes (think 1970).

    I think having a sister is the best thing in the world. I was blessed with 4 and some days I want to give them all away and other days I am so happy they are in my life. Sisters make you complete. They are the ying to your yang.


Thanks so much for the lovely comments! it makes my day to know that Im not babbling to myself!
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