Friday, July 25, 2008

Cats, ladybug and a heart

It's been another busy day over here but I thought that I would stop by to show you the little girls I have made. =)

I've been inspired by so many talented artists lately and among them are Adriana, Suzi Blu and Tascha. There are more wonderful women I admire out there that inspirer me with their art and words but I will save those for another day. ;)

As far as colours are concerned... well I still need to become a little more brave when it comes to that. I don't know why, but colours scare me more then I can explain. Perhaps I should try and force myself to pick up the brush everyday in something similar to my thumbnail book but... yeah... there is so much going on at the moment that I need to do before thinking about that. It is a lame excuse I know... Oh well who know what tomorrow might bring.


For you - made in june 2008. Black and white acrylic on watercolor paper.


Flickan och nyckelpigan - Made in june 2008. Black & white acrylic on watercolor paper. Colours added with caran d'Ache neocolor II crayons. Some glitter acrylic for her dress.


No name yet. I want to make something out of this lineart but haven't decided what it will be.


Katten & flickan - Made in July 2008. A drawing made with my Touch markers. My scanner didn't pick up the lighter shades so the background looks a bit strange.


Maybe you recognize this little thumbnail. It's was in my last entry when I showed my favorite thumbs from my thumbnail book. Well I was so inspired by it that I started painting it on a black canvas (that was inspired by Adri's Black canvas post). I'm not sure if I'm finished with it yet or not. My mother say it it fine the way it is, (she is the one who will get it), but I don't know... I still need to sign it however. The scanner didn't pick it up the way it looks in real life but I hope you will like it anyway. =)


Thanks for looking!
Annika

Friday, July 18, 2008

A peek into my first thumbnail book

Wow... two post in the same week! That's almost a record for me. ;)

Just thought that I would share some of my favorite thumbs from my first thumbnail book. I started it on 2008-02-26 and it goes to 2008-06-24. It has 120 pages and a total of 720 thumbs. So picking out the thumbs that I wanted to share was hard. Really hard. I'm now down to 48 thumbs on 8 pictures. They are in a chronological order but they are not all from the same page.

The whole point of this thumbnail book was to force me to draw something everyday. And I have, but there is also a bonus point. I now have lots of ideas just waiting to be used for drawings and paintings. =)











Thanks for looking!
Annika

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Småfolks magneter

Where did June go? Times really fly by it seems and I'm having a hard time keeping up!

Things have been really busy over here. We are in the middle of painting our house and doing other summer related projects.

I have been creating my own stuff too but not as much as I should. But I have managed to finish some paintings, trolls, mini rabbits and... well I guess all my unfinished projects doesn't count but I did get these småfolks magnets done!


Humlan Honey


Sångfågeln Tori


Dragonfly Hanna


Husälvan Britt-Marie


Modefjärilen Dianna


Husälvan Holly


Trädgårdsfen Mary-Ann



Modefjärilen Vonne
I made her for my mum for mothers day because she really liked Dianna.


Sorry for the quality of the photos but I was in a rush since these was going to be at the crafter shop (don't know if that's the right word for it) that I'm apart of. Those that doesn't sell I will take better photos of once summer is over.

They all have different wings and if anyone wants to know more about them then just let me know.


I'm now finished with my first thumbnail book and have been keeping my new one going. Just haven't had the time to scan it yet but once I do I will be showing you some of my favorite thumbnails from it.

Hope your having a nice summer!