Anyway, in a Blog a few months a go I wrote about starting a mixed media mermaid class that was taking me ages to do because i never had enough time (there's that phrase again) to do it. I finally decided to dedicate a fixed day and time slot to art and I'm so glad I did! I finally managed to finish her!
I didn't actually have all the right tools or colours but I just went for it anyway and despite the fact the paper is curling up like crazy (pretty sure I shouldn't have used cold pressed paper) and I went crazy with the spray ink at the end and covered her face in a light mist of blue, I'm very happy with the result!!
This is where I last took photos, i forgot to take photos as I was going though DUR!
Adding colour to the background
I probably should have left it at this point but I decided to add more colour!
I don't know if you can tell from here but her face is now darker where I tried to get rid of the blue spray :-P
Here is the finished painting. It's terrible lighting so I will try and take a better one at some point!
I'm going to be starting a new class this week but I will most definitely be going back to the mermaid at some point, with better paper and different colours! At least I can finally say I finished it though which is the main thing as I never seem to finish any of these personal projects at the moment! So I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that!!
I've also been trying to teach myself crochet and that's going very well indeed! I'm trying to come up with cute amigurumi animals that i could maybe sell one day (looking in to CE testing has scared me slightly though :-P).
Here is what I have so far! You can't really tell in these pictures but the one on the top has come out a lot bigger because his body is fatter! I really like the big head of the bear though! I'm planning to use the same body and head so they all look similar even when they are different animals. Which combo do you guys like best? Ah decisions decisions!