Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bunny Girls and Sketches


hi everyone. In my last post I mentioned needing to work on lots more original folk art girls, so here is the first one, called Bunny Love. I used the sketch I created on my Easter post, and had fun with the background. This took many hours to complete. Originally I used blues, especially on the border, and I felt it just didn't look right, so I scraped on some gesso for texture, and re-did it. I'm much happier with the pink and creme as the main colors.  She is now in my Etsy shop.
Tonight I will be working on something for mother's day.

For this weeks Sunday Sketch, I drew another big-eyed girl, are you all surprised, lol? This is my 5th week doing these sketches, thanks to Blue Chair Diary. Since I committed to join in, it has kept me on track.

A Page from My Sketchbook

Continuing my own little show and tell, here is a page from my sketchbook.  
It's nice to see other artists starting to show pages from their sketchbook. Feel free to join it, it would be fun to see the sketches behind the art.

18 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

LOVE bunny love!! So pretty!

Marlene said...

Bunny Love is so cute. I also think your sketches are very good, your big eyed girls are always fun to see.

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic painting and fantastic sketch!!!!i love her hair!

Julia Christie said...

So so cute - I love your big eyed girls. Love the new piece for your shop too.

Great job!

Dessa Rae said...

Bunny Love is so adorable!!
I love your Big Eyed girls!

slommler said...

Your Bunny love is fabulous. And I love all of your sketches. They are so expressive!! Wonderful!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lenora said...

Bunny Girl is so fun! Makes me smile - sketches are fun too, always love art with big eyes.

Prim's by Kim said...

Perfect is all I have to say =)

Heather said...

oh, I love the bunny girl. It's real neat, and I love all of the different textures/images in the backround.
love the sketch book idea, too!!!

EVA said...

She is adorable! And you sketch of the girl with the heart is lovely too!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty Bunny Love! Really fun to see your sketches, too =)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I really like to see other artists sketches as well. I am very interested in people's thought process.

Bunny love is now so you! So pink! ;) love her!

smooches

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh, this is so precious!

Tammie said...

your sketch is wonderful, those eyes just make me want to keep looking at her. Your painting is wonderful as well. It really is fun to see your sketch pages. It is odd, but I almost feel as though I have to keep drawing and learning how to shade and highlight and proportion things before I can sketch. Seems it might be the other way around.

Sophia said...

Hi Betty,
I'm sorry that I am just getting around to visit. Ugh. I am still not 100% but doing some better.

I love your bunny girls. And I really love the sketch with the girl holding the heart. Totally something I would do. :)

Thank you for still participating although I was unable to this week.

Taluula said...

Lovely sketching and painting.

lissa said...

adorable final painting, I do like the light pink background

& I like the big-eyed girl look, I think it's your style, no? anyhow it's a cute sketch

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Beautiful art!