Tuesday, June 30, 2009

watercolor day...


I've been having some fun with watercolors yesterday. An unplanned fun. My eyes were hurting from too much warm computery glow... and I had to 'step away' from the screen. All for good though.... 'cause otherwise, the vegetable friends would never see the light of day:)

10 comments:

Isabell's Umbrella said...

I love them! I don't know how you can keep the background seperate from the foreground -- I guess I might be a little impatient and not let my paints dry as much as I should before I put on another color. They are wonderful!

Lindsey Loo said...

Darling... I just love your whimsical style and color pallet. I'm an artist too and I'm blown away by your creativity/style/dedication. As someone that struggles to get my ideas in my head to look good on paper I was hoping to ask you some advice. I can see that you're a master in Adobe Illustrator... and I'm soooo far from that... are you able to just freehand your amazing designs or do you scan a sketch in and go from there? If you don't want to say I totally respect that... I just can seem to master this program... I guess I just need to take a few more classes. Anywho, just love love your work. Thanks so much for putting it out there for us to enjoy.

orange you lucky! said...

Dear Lindsey:)
I freehand with a pencil tool in Adobe Illustrator using my mouse. Play around with it - you'll get the hang of it:)

Anthony said...

These are lovely, Helen!

The vegetable friends are really CUTE, but my favorite just might be the mother/daughter (?) one. Or, at least, it looks like a mother and her daughter... I suppose that it could be two sisters (one older than the other), or an aunt and her niece, or school mates (one taller than the other), or a neighbor lady just standing with a little girl from down the street... Whatever the case, it's very nice!

You seem so versatile that I'm left wondering, is there ANY media that you don't do well with?

Flora May said...

Hello your work is lovely!

made sweet said...

good for you for getting away from the computer! i don't do that near enough.

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Lovely!
The vegetable friends are great!

Lindsey Loo said...

Thanks Helen.... :)

Pia Johansson said...

I like the little pea very nuch!

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