Monday, September 19, 2011

Dear Santa

Or should that be deer Santa? :p

I did this on watercolour paper with coloured pencil, and I really like how the pencils run over the grooves in the paper. For awhile, this looked like it was actually done with watercolours, but after I added a few darker colours, it started to look more like a pencil piece.

I am going to have to try with the paper and pencils again, I liked the look and as long as I keep the colours light, it will look like watercolours. The technique might work really well with small landscapes or if I can't find any water around to use with my paint. 

Months in advance and I get a Xmas picture done. Surprise even myself sometimes :p

11 comments:

2paw said...

It doesn't look like coloured pencil at all, it is so cute!!!! I like to think there are icicles on the dragon???

Vic said...

Love this Jennifer and just in time for Xmas !

Cindy Lane said...

Gawd how organised you are! I always tell myself I'll send out Chrissy cards of my own design each year, but end up in a mad panic on Dec 21st, writing, sticking on stamps, addressing envelopes all in an afternoon of frenzied craziness.

Anyone that can guilt me about Christmas in September is a true inspiration.

Michelle Basic Hendry said...

If you are using watercolour pencils, you can have the best of both worlds!

It looks fantastic - I love it!

Michelle Basic Hendry said...

If you are using watercolour pencils you can have the best of both worlds!

Looks fantastic! :-)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love it, Jenniter!
Hugs

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks everyone :)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Lovely. I don't want winter though.

Serena said...

Lovely work! My hat is off to you too....I never get around to doing any Christmas art because I always leave it way too late.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Very cute love it.

Chrissy said...

Blinking heck girl. Well done to you....I never get Christmas on time. Cute work :D