Friday, April 10, 2009

Portrait "Pausa"

Pencil sketch scanned and digitally colored. 

I've finally devoted time on some work. This was great fun and I am hooked on the process. This is a small sketch that I did in a 5x8 sketchbook. I then scanned the drawing and colored digitally. Small. I would love to make some large pieces. I'm thinking about feet not inches. We'll see. 

I have neglected my blog. There is so much going on and I will have a lot to post in a couple of days. I need to spend more time on my projects so that I can have some great photos to post. I've got a sandbox and a watercolor (landscape) that I've been working on. I'm looking forward to putting up the step by step photos.
Thank you to my blogging friends who have come by and commented -  even when I have not posted for quite a while. It's great encouragement for me to keep blogging. Hugs to you!

Again, It's late and I'm tired. This piece has taken me about five hours to color and another hour to get it ready for posting.
I'm off to sleep. 


  1. I love this piece. The digital coloring is nice. I'm also rather fond of the black & white look. :)

    Wishing you peace and blessings, always. :)

  2. Hello, Anna Lovely Day. I hope you are well today. Thank you for stopping by and for adding me on Twitter. It's nice to get to know you. :) Peace.

  3. Hi tantra flower,
    I try to get on whenever I get a chance. Thanks for the comment and I look forward to getting to know you too...via twitter.

  4. It's always good to put creativity into action! ...

  5. Looks lovely...why did you try coloring it digitaly...would'nt it have been faster to render it in real colours...perhaps watercolours?


  6. Hello Nivedita,
    the reason I colored digitally was because I am strapped for time to paint. I've got a preschooler in potty training. I work when I have a half hour here and and an hour there. Mostly late at night when she is asleep and I'm not exhausted. Lately I've been tired and no energy to paint. Hence, no recent posts. Sad to admit.

    I also like working with the Painter application which has a variety of tools to work with. It's fun and I also don't have to bring out all my different art supplies to achieve some of the techniques used. Although sometimes I do miss the feel of paint and other media. I do what I can with what I've got at this time of my life.

    Thanks for asking. I enjoyed answering your question.

    Keep painting :)

  7. Just stopping by to say hello. How've you been, busy mommy? :)


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