Monday, April 16, 2007

Deck of Me- Week 14: Birds- Continued:)

Last week for the card art challenge the theme was "Birds". I chose to do a painting about 4 little curious finches, but deep down wanted to do a rooster as well. I began this drawing last night while I waited to find out what our next challenge was for this coming week (which I just saw is "Parents"- so that will have to get done a little later). I've used up all of my little sheets of 4 by 6 watercolor postcards that I've been using for this art challenge, but discovered a fun piece of dark cardboard at the back of them all. I almost threw it away, but thought how fun it would be to make a little rooster drawing on it with colored pencils.

I haven't played around with colored pencils for about 8 years. It was so fun and exciting to remember how much I like using that medium. You can really make things rich and bright and dark and pick up on lots of detail when you use them on a dark piece of cardstock (or in this case cardboard) that you just can't get with watercolor. It's fun to do both for their own unique attributes. :)

I wanted to draw a rooster for no particular reason. I just think they make fun decorations. As far as this week's challenge goes I might just try scrapbooking for the first time. I really don't have any supplies, but I'll see what I can do. I ordered more watercolor postcards and paints, etc. last week when I ran out. They wont be here for at least another week. I'm kind of excited and nervous to try this scrapbooking stuff out that you all do. It'll be interesting to say the least. :)

13 comments:

Kristen said...

well that's the prettiest darn rooster I've ever seen! You fabulous girl!

Melissa said...

Very beautiful rooster. I love what you do with colors. This is definately a prize winning rooster!

Lis said...

This is just stunning!!

Jenny said...

Look at you! Another fabu card. You are a true artist!

happydays525 said...

Beautiful rooster! All that detail is amazing!

Je@net said...

AWESOME!!!!!!

Kathy O said...

That rooster is just too cute. You will no doubt achieve beautiful results with scrapbooking as well as you are such a creative person.

Aimee said...

Wowsers,,,scrapbooking will be a breeze for you...look what you can do with colored pencils...amazing...i aspire to have talent like yours, but alas, not my gift.
f.y.i. you were featured on my friend's blog.www.susanpjg.blogspot.com
happy tuesday

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! WOW!!!!

jess said...

so pretty!

valerie said...

another stunning card look forward to seeing wat you scrap

suebaru said...

Beautiful card, love your painting!

Heather said...

Stunning! The colors are so beautiful. I love colored pencils but always get a stiff neck when I use them!