Here's a bit of sharing about the two newest artcards I've created for Kelly Light's marvelously inspiring RippleSketches blog. A great opportunity to do something positive for this crazy and overwhelming situation taking place in the Gulf.
"She Saves Seashells By The Seashore"
It's interesting how the tiniest bit of a line or mark can change the dynamics of an expression or emotion. In this rough sketch, I felt the mouth lines ended up depicting too much concern and worry. Maybe even a touch of fear?
Transferred the sketch to the artcard for final painting in gouache. Altered the final mouth lines to suggest more of an upbeat, hopeful 'you're safe with me, little seashells' feeling.
"This Is Our Home"
Scanned in dry image and painted digitally in Photoshop,
mainly using Dry Media Brushes, and Pastels. Such a delight to create these for ripplesketches!