Friday, 26 December 2014

I can finally post a picture :)

Well I can finally post a picture of a Christmas gift I made.
It was part of my boyfriend's gift this year.
I know he likes dragons, so I decided to get ambitious and sketch out the head of a medieval dragon.

Because I've never drawn a dragon, I decided to Youtube a 5 minute time-lapse video of someone sketching a dragon head.  I used the video for reference as I went along.  I used a variety of H and B sketching pencils as well as several tortillons (smudge sticks).  I did end up spraying it with a fixative to prevent it from smudging.  I would never use hairspray because overtime that would just yellow the picture, and I want it to be preserved well.  I have since matted and framed it (black mat, white frame).

And here is the final result (which both he & his family LOVED!)!
In fact, he's already hung it up in his room.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays!


Friday, 12 December 2014

A little Christmas post...

I decided I wanted to put together some type of ornament for my boyfriend for our first Christmas together.

So I started looking for ideas.  I found an idea I really liked on Pinterest.  The only problem was, it was created from fabric.  So...I went looking at Michaels for fabric mittens, but had no luck.  So I thought, why not make them out of wood and I can just paint them up.  Luckily my Dad is very talented with his wood work.  So, I drew out the mittens and Dad cut them out so they looked like this:

Then, I took my paint and got to work:

And then I added the text:

All I needed to do was add some yarn and place them on his tree!

Needless to say both my boyfriend and his family absolutely loved the ornaments!