last weekend was not as hot as I though it would be. so I finally had the courage to try acrylic (not sure though if that has any connection with the temperature) on my pendants. it is so very different from watercolor that I had some time adjusting to its consistency and flow. here are the results:
the effects of the two pendants are very different. I diluted the paint with water for the Madonna and Child, while the unicorn has purer acrylic form.
I am so in love with the textures on my unicorn. too bad I won't be able to keep it.
Day 2 is draw an animal. As I was growing, I have always been fascinated by cetaceans. it started with orcas (killer whales), then dolphins (not the freshwater type, though). so this dolphin was drawn. now I'm thinking of doing orcas, with their beautiful B&W markings
and because I was so happy with my self portrait, I decided to do a fast portrait of my son. don't you just like his chubby cheeks?
I am so behind Aileen's 30 Day Drawing Challenge. it's also been a month since my last post here. huhu! hopefully I'll be able to update my blog more through this challenge. so here's Day1: draw yourself
on another note, I have been tinkering with new materials lately. thank heavens for air-drying clay as I do not have a kiln or an oven to bake normal clay or Sculpey.
it's my first time to work with this medium and i find it interesting. I'm still a bit chicken to paint it though (it's also my first time to use acrylic, any tips?)
since the Mail Swap with Joyce of Monsterella Plush Art, we've been dropping each other emails every now and then. somewhere in our emails we've decided to have another swap, this time with postcards! here's the one I sent her
I added one of my brooches with a hedgie design (of which the photo is missing) since Joyce is into hedgehogs. I'm a newbie with using washi tape and haven't explored its many possibilities yet, so it's a bit conventional. here's Joyce's postcard, among other things (Joyce is one generous person!)
I am looking forward to more mail/postcard swaps in the future, and hopefully with other crafters/kindred spirits.