Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cleaning out the Cobwebs...

One of my goals for the new year has been to tie up as many lose ends in my life, as possible. To that end, I was going through an old file cabinet, today, and found this colored-pencil drawing I did of my daughter, Sarah, when she was a little (a very little) girl. I thought I might have lost it, or it was still in storage in Florida, but to my surprise and delight, there it was...tucked neatly away in my files.

Maybe...I should draw more. I am a bit spoiled by the computer. Not that drawing skill is not necessary in a computer. In fact, basic drawing and painting skills are a big plus, if you do digital work.

Here is a pic some of you may have seen before. This is a digital painting, taken from a photo of Lance's daughter, when she was younger. All that's left of the original photo is the face. Everything else was digitally "painted" using various brush tools. I clipped the wings from a black and white line drawing of a butterfly. They were cut apart and painted, individually, then repositioned behind Rachel's back to make her into a fairy.

I'm always turning people into fairies. I guess I've been doing it for quite a while. Here's one of my earlier attempts using the computer and a photo of my sister, Ruthanne, in a long-ago Easter dress that my Mother made. This one was more photos and filters, than drawing, but I did have to draw and paint the wings and the mushroom.

Well...there's more fairy art in my files, but it will have to wait for another blog. I really just wanted to post that early drawing of Sarah. I was so happy to find it. :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

© 2008 Bettina Makley