Sunday, June 19, 2011

Faber- Castell on Sunday

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 It is a dark and dreary Sunday here. Been like this all week and the forecast for next week looks about the same.  Got some non-kids colour pencils (although my monsters strongly disagree) and boy what a joy they are, how they slide across the paper and how easy the colour is transferred. These mermaid sketches were done with Faber-Castell pencils. The pink haired one is on "artist" sketch paper and the green one on my regular dime a dozen paper. Why mermaids - well a bloggie friend asked for some and I got a manuscript (sounds fancy eh :D) with some mermaids in it, so they were on mind.
Hope you are having a sunnier Sunday than I and pop on by to  Sophia's Sunday Sketches to see some fab art!
Cheers.
p.s yes scanned and adjusted by my Epson and the colours are very close to the original

24 comments:

m7 said...

wow! seems like there's some really exquisite art work on display this Sunday at the Blue Chair Diary. lovely. :)

WrightStuff said...

I've rediscovered coloured pencils too. I love my prismacolours - so waxy and lush!

Very cute mermaids - I'm sure they've got lots of lovely stories to share.

Nicola said...

Sooo beautiful, I love your mermaids, cute and petite lovely work!! your art is so fun and colourful!! Lovely :0)

toadinaboat.com said...

Aw, they are sooo sweet!

linda said...

These are so cute! I love the fact that one is sitting on a turtle.

art2cee2 said...

Just beautiful pencil sketches! I love colored pencil and you have done wonderful things with them today! :-)

Missy said...

These both are lovely! wonderful work!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

I just love these.. especially the blue in the hair to add depth!

Christine said...

your mermaids are a beautiful fantasy.

- hey bro! - said...

Gorgeous work! They look adorable, and the coloring is beautiful~

Tammie said...

they are so sweet!
I loved reading about the materials you used and how you liked them.

Joni Nickrent said...

Love mermaids and your are amazing and fun! Beautiful colors!

Chelsea said...

These are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

your mermaids are lovely!

My Style Canvas said...

I've had mermaids on the brain too lately. Love these especially the green-haired one. I like how she's riding a turtle. How cute!

Heather said...

oooh, i love the first one! her face has such a sweet expression! very nice! i do love mermaids, too! nice job - sorry to hear about the weather!

Julia Christie said...

These two are so magical!!! - I love the tail and how you rendered the underwater parts - great job! The hair is so pretty too! Don't you just love those pencils! some of my favorites!

Smiles
xo

Sophia said...

Your mermaids are quite amazing. I really like the one on the left - and the hair on both are amazing. And let's not forget their eyes. Wow...so tiny and yet so powerful. Perfect for these gals. :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Thanks for you wonderful comments. Yup the green one is prettier. The pink one got sort of beadie eyes like alien lol not friendly looking.

Shayla said...

THIS is my absolute favorite from you. I love mermaids and the bright colors they usually come with. You have capture so much beauty in this!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Jehanne, these are just gorgeous!!!!

Catherine... said...

Jehanne, these mermaids are gorgeous...love the colours. Hope the weather has improved...

Diana Evans said...

these look wonderful with the colours you chose!!! beautiful work Jehanne!!!!

laurie said...

as you can see I'm still here reading past posts,, I'm now follower 33,, love your work!