Maybe instead of beautiful I should say "interesting." To me they're one and the same anyway.
This drawing is not complete, but I have been so busy with other activities that I just haven't worked on it for a few days. I thought you might be interested in how my drawings grow, so I decided to reveal a little bit of my "process."
I will be adding more shadow and contrast, doing something with the background, and improving the focus. The drawings I feel are most successful are the ones that have a single striking feature. You may remember this lady with the huge floral hat, which carries the whole picture I think:
Now, on to some fuzzy photographs - fuzzy because I'm not much of a photographer, and some of them were taken from a moving car.
|A Giant Snowman|
|Tunnel of Lights and Giant Seahorses|
Of course, today, we got liquid snow, which added some challenge to the outdoor lights project. About an hour before dusk, the rain slowed to a drizzle, and there I was draping lights over the bushes. We decided against trying to put them on the house, due to the challenges of height, age and fitness levels, not to mention the shaky condition of the gutters this year (we must replace - soon!).
Anyway, I hope my fuzzy photos give you the idea:
But at least we put up our lights. Now the neighbors won't gossip about us....!
I think I'm progressing nicely through Christmas this year. I've left the "I'll never be ready" stage and am now approaching the "enough already!" stage.
How about you?
P.S. My Christmas Cards from KBArtDesigns.com have arrived, and I will be sending them out on Monday. Kathy has created some beautiful all occasion and Christmas designs - check them out on her website. The link is to the right of this post, under "My Favorite Artists."