Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another Pink Bird

From this:
To this:

So much easier to take care of and it should also mean the vacuum will last longer because its not sucking up giant balls of hair :p Its shorter in the back, looks longer in the photo actually.

I added another project to the monthly sketch blog. I thought there was just too much of a wait between projects and it gives people that might have missed the first project a chance at the second one.

For this project the photo was provided by Chrissy. Decided to use coloured pencils, but its the ones that you can wet after if you like. I love them :) All the look of a watercolour, but half the work. Yes thats being lazy, but why spend lots of time on something if you don't have to?

The pencils dry. Went down smooth, the lighter colours seemed to need a few extra layers to show up, but they all blended well together. (this is a photo)

pink flamingo Copyright Jennifer Rose PhillipCopyright Jennifer Rose Phillip

And the finished scan. Nice bright colours that blended well when wet but were easy to control. Next time I use them though, I need to put down a bit more of the pencils to get a better saturation of colours on the paper.

21 comments:

Leslie Hawes said...

Love, love, love the haircut. Brave of you letting the Skeebie do the styling!
And love the flamingo result!
It's a love fest!

GUGAW said...

nice haircut! looks lovely and shiny too!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hair cut looks lovely.
I like the Flemingo sketch as well. I want so much to start my water colouring but just not finding time.

Chrissy said...

Your hair looks great, really nice cut and well glossy! I do like the flamingo, it is really lovely. makes me laugh, I wasn't very inspired by that one myself, lol. It look really nice and painterly!

Teresa Mallen said...

Love the haircut, it looks fabulous!! Nice choice of colours in the flamingo piece.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

LOVE the haircut!!!
And the flamingo too... :-)

Tweed Delights said...

Hey, that's cheating! LOL!!
Fabulous haircut - looks great :)
Flamingo looks good too!

Serena said...

LOVE your hair! I love the easier care of having shorter hair though, this week, my shorter hair is trying to defy me and take on a life of its own.

The flamingo looks GREAT!

HElen said...

Love the haircut!
Your drawing is really wonderful!

Jennifer Rose said...

*hugs* Leslie. thanks :)

thank you claire :)

Shashi- thanks :) hopefully you find the time to do some painting

chrissy- thanks :) I think the flash made my hair more shiny then it is lol

thanks Teresa :)

thank you Michelle :D

Alison-hehehe :D thanks

Serena- thank you. it is so much easier to take care of its not even funny

thank you helen :)

Linda Fleming said...

I love your hair short! Great cut. I cut mine about chin length about a year ago but it's now below my shoulders and feels so heavy and lifeless.

Great job with the pencils on the flamingo. But then I always love your sketches whatever medium you use. Did you use water color pencils? I love those things.

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks Linda :D they are pencils you can use dry,keep dry or wet them with a brush. so really close to watercolour pencils :)

Debbie said...

Nice and airy quality. I have not tried colored pencils, you make it look easy.

Possum Patty said...

Great job with the watercolor pencils - the colors are fantastic!

Two months ago, I cut my hair from my waist to my shoulders, it felt great - thinking....maybe a little shorter....

Jennifer Rose said...

thank you Debbie :D coloured pencils are easy just a medium that takes a lot of time :)

Patty- thanks :D your head feels much lighter when your hair is short and so much easier to take care of

6p00e5505a687c8833 said...

Great cut! The flamingo is awesome, so soft and colorful!!

Carla said...

Looks like a pretty cut! Love the flamingo.

nuvonova said...

Your haircut looks beautiful, I've always wanted to go short but still haven't got the guts!

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks ffyrebird :)

nuvonova- thank you:) its only hair, it grows back :)

"JeanneG" said...

Love the new cut. Should have shown your face too.

Jennifer Rose said...

i looked like a zombie that day Jeanne ;p