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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Feeling inspired !

Hellooooooooo :) Yep I'm still here ! As you know I've been having a hard time with my desire to be creative so I thought It was perhaps time I stretched myself and explore the limits of my artistic nature. Now It's a Loooooooong time since I've picked up a pencil and drawn anything and as for painting well past attempts have been a complete disaster !

I recently bought this beautiful book by Kelly Rae Roberts, just what i needed to give me the kick up the derriere, lol. It's jam packed with Ideas, beautiful to look at and inspirational to read.


So very nervously I'm sharing a peek of my first attempt at trying to create something in this style. I'm working on a flat canvas, about 6 x 10 inches, even though It's relatively small It's quite daunting for me. I decided to try oil pastels rather than attempting to paint with acrylics and use a brush, with the pastel crayons you can blend with your fingers and I thought I would find this a little easier to control.


It's far from finished, I still have colour to add here on her face and her hair and
hopefully If I dont completely ruin it, lol, I'll show you the completed canvas soon :)

Have a lovely weekend xx

11 comments :

  1. Hi Katy!I've lost my mojo too :( I could cry lol it's frustrating when you want to play and there's nothing there!Arrrggghhh
    Fab drawing though! my bf keeps telling me to have a go at drawing again as ive not done it for years!
    hope you're enjoying your weekend?
    hugs amanda x

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  2. Hi Katy, I love your drawing, I have to say it looks great as it is to me but look forward to seeing it again when you consider it "finished". This is very inspirational, I never thought of using oil pastels on canvas. I have some that I bought when I did a textiles course years ago. I don't draw but I'm gonna find a way to cheat so watch this space lol.

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  3. This is wonderful ( i know its not finished as you say) but i would be over the moon with this creation as it stands. You are a dark horse, never knew you could draw too...Enjoy the rest of your creating x

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  4. Wow, fab fab creation. I can feel for you, I noticed I often stop breathing when I try to add more colors on a nearly finised piece. Best wishes from me. Love to see the finial master piece! Hugs, Lily

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  5. Hi Katy I love your canvas I would like to try something like that myself but have not got up the courage yet! Perhaps I will order a copy of the book it looks as if it will be a good read x

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  6. Oh wow Katy this is so stunning!
    You are amazingly talented it is beautiful!
    hugs
    kim x

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  7. What a talent you are, I wish I could do something like that, I am not to bad at colouring but I am a terrible drawing...

    Wonderful work as it is
    x
    Vicky

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  8. Wow! That looks great :-) Looks like your mojo has well and truly returned!

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  9. Brilliant Katy, I had an idea that your own artwork would be good but this is amazing, I so wish I could create something as individual. Can't wait to see it finished and in real life. Hope all is ok, have missed you.
    x Michelle

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  10. This amazin darling, its truely is stunning i cant wait to see it finished. i was looking at this book and wondered if anyone had read it, hmmm maybe i will have to get it afterall hahahaha i love drawing but im not good at all but enjoy it all the same, would love to be able to create something this beautiful xxxx

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  11. Wow Katy, wonderful make, so inspiring, I just love it and want to see more :)

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