Days 15-17

November 22, 2011

Trying my best to get caught up here. :)

Day 15's challenge was Draw a Family Picture.

I attempted to draw miniature portraits of everyone in my family, putting each portrait in a frame that somewhat "matches" each person's personality. If you'll recall how my previous miniature drawing went... you'll understand why I gave up. It's a project to come back to when I have the patience.

(How is it that my stick figure drawings are worse than most people's? I don't get it.)

Day 16: Inspiration

This one was a no-brainer! Of course The Lord of the Rings is one of my biggest inspirations!

However, I'm wondering what made me think that I could paint a four-inch hand. I can barely draw a hand (particularly foreshortened ones like this)-- and I'm just learning how to paint. For what it's worth, though, I'm stubborn and spent a couple hours on this and I think that the final painting at least passes for a hand with a Ring of Power on it. :)

Day 17: Favorite Plant

"Should I draw a rose? Maybe those flowers by the side of the house? Perhaps athelas or mallorn or the Two Trees of the Sillmarillion? The Party tree? The lantern-tree that grew from Janis' peice of a street lamp? What about a fairy's mushroom? Or some of the strange-looking trees in the Japanese gardens?"

I couldn't decide so I drew the plant from Wall-E.
Of course, afterwards, I realized that I should have drawn the pizza plant!

 30 Day Drawing Challenge at Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Please go ahead and use a seperate link for each day's drawings. :)

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  1. Hahaha, I love your stick family! I'm not sure why, but my sisters can both draw the most amazing stick figures, while I can't draw them at all... :P

    & that picture of the ring is amazing!! ^^

  2. It's great to see you posting again! I love your ring! I really like the dramatic shade/lighting. Very epic!

  3. Forgot to say the portraits are really clever as well - they'll be really awesome when you get to finish someday. And your plant is cute to boot! :-)

  4. Miniatures are quite tricky. I find I need a really good reference photo, a magnifying glass, and a lot of patience. They're really fun to do once you get the hang of them though! I especially love the one you did with the floral border. (I feel I have it easy with the family portrait challenge – only three people in my family =P) I love the different borders, too. =)


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