New palette creatures are now swimming in an alternate setting. For those not familiar, palette creatures are colorful shapes that actually show up on my watercolor palette after a watercolor painting session. When I spot them, I take a photo and play with them in Photoshop. Some creatures require more attention than others. This […]
Another one! A formidable being, this creature made her presence known and demanded her fifteen minutes of fame! She’s long gone now, but I won’t forget her anytime soon.
The bunny dancer from Watercolor Wednesday and the frog from Photo Friday chat in the forest under a shooting star.
Watercolor with acrylic accents. The acrylic is a crafty mix squeezed from a plastic bottle.
I’ve lucked into a magical palette. Creatures just keep showing up! This one is children’s illustration-ish. I’ve pushed the PS vibrance up a little and smudged here and there.
Bird-childish watercolor images merged with a photo of my curtains.
Part 1: Ripples New inspiration, has urged my Bird-Children to travel and to grow up. Cath Rennie, a marvelous visual artist, musician and songwriter over at Settle and Chase, has adopted a few of the winged kids along with their scary birds, and has taken them on an adventure across the pond. While the little ones […]
I’m still thinking on this one while working on three more. But, this one is closest to finish and I wanted to share it with you.
A flip upside-down, a few tiny lines, and the photo is nudged into the realm of fantasy. It’s where I like vacation:)
Only had time for one this week. Fantasy has been the theme lately so here she comes, a drippy fey.
As promised, and with pleasure, I bring you the thoughtful, funny and imaginative stories prompted by this series of watercolor illustrations on your left. Thank you writers! I’m charmed and impressed, especially since many of these writers are visual artists as well. —————— From Helen: I sat barely moving at the end of the […]
I had a very loose idea for a middle grade novel, about a young teen who does her best thinking under water. So, I did what comes most natural to me, and created some narrative images. The words however, aren’t coming. I though it might be fun to invite all you writers out there (if […]
Very recently two illustrators whom I admire, inspired me to paint a steampunk piece for kids. Now, I really dislike painting mechanical symmetrical elements, but I do enjoy the look of shiny geometric details. So I decided to simplify, take it slowly, and allow Photoshop’s filters to do the heavy lifting. I also relied heavily […]