Sunday, March 27, 2016

learning from my mistakes with color...

I loved this girl sketch until I painted it, 
then realized I had chosen way too dark of colors, 
ah well... mistakes to learn from!

 and yet, I like it a bit better in black... 
either way, 
this girl with her skunk is someone I will draw again... 
I really like her and her midnight picnic.

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  1. I like her too! I think it looks great.

  2. She's a cutie. I like the colours, myself!

  3. Oh she's wonderful! I love her and her skunk friend! So cute.

  4. Andrea, she's certainly cute! And you're right, we do learn from mistakes and there's nothing wrong with that as that's how we grow in what we do. So lovely to see you back. You've been missed! :)

  5. only way to grow as an artist is to make mistakes :)
    it is dark but it has a bit of an evil alice in wonderland look to it :)

  6. How did I miss her, she is precious!! Love a midnight picnic...we have had a few of those on the beach over the candle light!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Love this sketch Andrea! Too dark? Well, not to me. I have to say the idea of the midnight picnic is wonderful! That's the storyteller in you that walks hand in hand with the illustrator! :) Honestly, I can't say enough about how perception of everything in life, especially our creative work, is formed by the stories we tell. As a midnight picnic, she is perfect. . . and that phrase alone conjures worlds around her for the viewer to read into because even those of us who LOVE telling and creating our own stories would rather be told one sometimes. :)

  8. i love the idea of a midnight picnic. charming.