Girl in window

I always take a pad of Strathmore 140lb cold-pressed watercolour paper to work with me so I can stamp and paint during breaks and lunches.  Earlier in the week at work I stamped this, and yesterday (also at work), I watercoloured it.  The bird is from the set Love Nest and the window and the girl are from the set Open to Love, both by Flourishes.  They sent me these two sets for free *silly grin* because I drew these images for them.  It was extra hard for me to draw the girl – I couldn’t get the proportions right, nor the pose.  For the final image, I must thank my husband (also an artist) for the ton of help that he gave me on the drawing of the girl.  He pointed out gross errors in anatomy that I had drawn regarding the elbows and the hand structure, and suggested that I pose my own arms and hands in front of the mirror.

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After stamping the window, the girl, and the bird, I drew some legs on the bird. Also, when I inked up the window, I didn’t ink up the bottom of it.  That way I could stamp the girl and the bird, and then use a straight-edge to draw the bottom of the window back in.   I so dislike masking – well this way I don’t have to mask! 

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5 Responses to “Girl in window”

  1. Katie Says:

    Great Job Sophie! I was paging through SCS when I saw this image and knew it was from you right away. I love your stuff.

  2. Jessica Canham Says:

    Sophie, your watercoloring is just gorgeous! I’m studying it to better learn how to shade. I like how you shaded her nose to make it more realistic.

  3. dini Says:

    Just linked to your blog from Flourishes – I remember you mentioning on SCS that you were thinking of having some of your artwork turned into stamps…and look at you! This is just the beginning, I hope!!!

    Dina
    dini from SCS
    http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

  4. Carolyn King Says:

    wow…amazing!!! love your coloring on this!!! AWESOME!

  5. Diana Says:

    I’ve been a fan of yours for a bit now. I’m trying to get back into doing art. After having kids I’ve let it go. You inspire me to keep trying my hand at it. Keep up the great work!

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