Whew….I can see the finish line!

sharing-apples-fbI’ve completed 31 images so far and have about 10 more till I’m done.

What a project! The next chapter is the climax of the book and I am so excited to be at this point.

Keeping my head down and fun in my art.
My deadline of having it all done by July may even happen! Stay tuned!

I can do this, I can do this, …….

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Making progress!

cloverwp     It seems to be taking forever to finish the artwork on Hideaway Hilda. I’m halfway through now, chapter 6. I’m sure I’ll be going back over these later and adding a few more things here and there but for now, I’m OK with the artwork.

What I’m finding is the more I press to get these done the more I am learning along the way. I can see a very big improvement in my work just since last year. I’ve never taken a project this far (I’m on book two) so that I can see what a difference practice, practice, practice, makes. And I feel I can take it a whole lot farther. Maybe by book 3 I’ll feel better about the work.

My goal is to get the book done by June 1st. I’ll post when I can since each of these little digital paintings are taking all day to do. Not easy to do when you work full time.

Keeping my head down and enjoying the artwork.

Ann

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Avery and Sadie final

Avery-and-Sadiewp2Well this took me just a little longer than I thought. But I think it was worth the extra effort. This week I heard another artist say that most of us say done way too fast.  I think they were right.

     Now off to chapter 4 before my motivation runs out.
     Have fun with your art.
     Ann

 

Chapter 3 Avery and Sadie

Avery-and-SadiewpAvery loves to make new friends. Today she met Sadie the ladybug.

This is just the beginning of this image. I’ve blocked in the colors using the gradient tool. Now I’ll go back and attack each portion of the image making changes and detail as I go.

P.S. I’ve stumbled upon a website that had so many wonderful things for all you artist out there. Check it out!  www.paperwingspodcast.com  Chris Oatley also has some great lesson if you’re looking to enhance your digital fun at www.chrisOatley.com.  Very talented guy!

Have an Art full day!

Ann

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It’s getting there.

chapter 3, The Enchanted Door, book 2 image

    chapter 3, The Enchanted Door, book 2 image

For this weeks update, I’ve finished Fielder and the path, laid in the start of the grass and some of the basic shapes of the wild flowers. This week I’ll work on Avery on the path in the back and the stump.

Have an imaginary day!

Until next week,

I’m off to watch Adobe TV. So many really cool artful things to do, I don’t know that I’ll ever have enough time to play with them all.

P.S……Don’t forget to visit the website to download some free coloring pages for the kids.

Ann

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Introducing Dawson

Dawsonwp     I believe this has been the hardest image I’ve ever had to do. You see, Dawson is my grandson and he is only 5 and if I don’t get his approval, I dare say I may forever damage the kids ego and become the worst grandma ever. You talk about pressure! Anyways, after days and days of changes, I’m pretty much done. His eyes will have to stay a little bigger than normal since all things are not quite as they are in the fairy world. I’ll let you know if I get his OK or not.

Fielder is teaching Dawson how to shoot his sling shot. It takes a lot of rocks and a lot of practice.

I really liked how the smudge tool is working on the skin. Only I can see I’ll have to go back over it with a little bit of the grain filter to tone down the smudginess just a little bit. I’ll leave the highlights and deep shadows for last. Then add the grain.

This week I’ll be working on Fielder, our little Elf.

 

Put that imagination to work!

Dawsonbeforewp     Ann

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