Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesday

That's right, I'm making up my own weekly meme so I can keep myself on task with my creating. Give me some time and I'll make a fancy button to go with this but in the meantime, feel free to join me and share what you've been up to on Wednesdays. It doesn't have to just be art either, it can be anything! Decorating, Home Renovations, New Recipes, Fiber Spinning, Weight Loss... skies the limit.

I'm happy to report that I finally finished my goblin painting about an hour ago. He's dry and ready for you all to gaze upon his handsome green face:




This has been my most labor intensive watercolor to date, coming in at just around 7 hours. This is also the first time I've worked on a background and been pleased as can be with the results, normally I loathe backgrounds that I've created or I just work on the figure and block in background colors. If anyone is interested, Goblin Prints are in my shop, just waiting to be adopted!

I've also sketched out my next painting. Another watercolor, possibly with some colored pencil. We'll see how it goes. My scanner loathes, hates and despises scanning pencil sketches so I'm sorry about the shoddy quality of this. You can get teh basic feel of the painting though:





Other than these, I really haven't been up to terribly too much. Coffeebucks has me working a mix of evenings and 5:30am shifts that has completely screwed up my sleep cycle, so I've been doing a lot of cleaning and reading in between painting and working to stave off the urge to nap and exacerbate things. I'm a terrible sleeper. I have difficulty falling asleep unless conditions are absolutely perfect - pillow must be just so, it has to be cool, dark and quiet and for the love of the Goddess Joe can't be having a bought of restless leg twitches. Once I manage to fall asleep, I'm generally ok. Unless I wake up during the night and happen to see a clock when I know I have to be up before the Sun. Then I panic about having to be up soon and end up being completely unable to go back to sleep.

I'm hoping my schedule settles down or Hypnos takes pity on me and pays extra attention to me soon.

11 comments:

  1. I love him!! He turned out really good. The new one looks like it will be beautiful as well.

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  2. Your goblin is great! The new one looks beautiful..look forward to seeing her painted :)

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  3. The goblin is great and that lady looks paisible...erm...peaceful in english I guess?

    I'm gonna follow your meme as soon as my energy level gets better!

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  4. Great Goblin! He is very handsome.

    Sorry to hear about your sleep woes. Being a fitful sleeper myself, I understand. Hope your schedule evens out soon so you can get a regular routine going.

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  5. I LOVE the goblin! Especially his multicolored eyes and that expression on his face!

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  6. Your goblin looks great! He looks like he's been upto something...and I want to know what! lol

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  7. I adore Your goblin! Handsome little fella:)

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  8. He's wonderful! He looks like a particulaly wise ole goblin too. Anyway, just thought I’d let your know there’s a wee award waiting for you on my blog if you fancy it. If awards aren’t really your thing then worry not, it’s just a bit of fun and to let you know how wonderful I think you are. Hope you're having a nice day,
    Roisin x

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  9. Danni...he turned out even more gorgeous in colour!
    I knew he would :0)
    I hope your routine gets a little easier for you too sweetheart...sleep deprivation's no fun...

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  10. COunmt me in for this meme, Danni! I have tons of works in progress lately! lol And it's a great way to help us to keep focused on our stuf indeed, and get feedback from friends on what we're doing, just cool! :o)

    Loved yor goblin, there are beautiful details in this painting, you should definitely always work on backgrounds, they bring such richness to the eye!

    Can't wait to see how this lovely goddess will be in the end!

    Now go create a button for your meme so I can grab it!

    Kisses and love from us.

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