Birthday Girls Commission

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 | 8 comments

I just recently finished a commission for a fellow homeschooling mom who is just the best! She has the wittiest sense of humour and her kiddoes are so sweet. I am thankful that I was able to create a piece for each of her girls for their birthdays based on their own unique personalities.

For both of these pieces I used watercolours, pencil and of course, my dear Posca Pen. Look at those little fingers and toes!! I love the way a .03 lead can create the tiniest of details so wonderfully whether it be fingers and toes or flower stems and little buds! And I will certainly be adding flowers more often in my work. I just love the way they turned out, but then again, there is so much about this piece that I love. Truthfully, it was a little tough to hand this one over! This is a short video I mad to show me adding some pencil detail. I tend to jump all over the place when adding pencil details, depending on my mood. I make sure I have a cloth under my hand so I don’t smudge any graphite marks! And who can resist a little bit of this song? Just try not to dance. I dare ya. ❤

The main element that brings a piece together for my work, or at least for my watercolours, are all of the little details. Once I begin adding in the pencil lines in varying weights, the piece really starts to come alive. All of those little, and sometimes subtle, marks make such a difference. I can create fine, thin lines that turn into thicker and heavier lines so easily with a .03 lead. Oftentimes for shading, I use the same mechanical pencil so that you see consecutive fine lines built up for deeper shadows that flow into lighter markings for more subtle shadow areas.
It was a delight to add spiders and other little critters to this piece for a little girl in love with them all! All those wee legs and fine wings. I just love this little beetle. So lovely! Yes, this one was a toughie to part with as well. 

Although I just delight in these creations, please take note that I will no longer be accepting commissions. I have one more piece for finish and that will be my last. As much as I love creating art that is made for someone special, life is quite full at the moment and is becoming busier for me so I have had to be truthful to myself and my need to focus on other things. I have appreciated every amazing person out there who has asked me to make something for them, and all those for whom I have created something special, whether it be for them personally or as a gift. Thank you for thinking of me and including my art in your life. It means the world. ❤

Moongirl ❤ ❤

8 Comments

  1. There is only one word……AWESOME!!!The one with the ‘bugs’ is my favorite! 😀

    • Thank you, Robin! 🙂 I had a lot of fun with that one! Who doesn’t like bugs!! 😉

  2. They are both so AMAZING

    • Thank you, Theresa! 🙂

  3. These are so adorable! Gorgeous pieces! Love all those details.

    • Aw Melanie! Thanks!! I do love me some details. 😉 ❤

  4. Such a fabulous piece!
    I love every thing about it.

    • Thank you so very much, Tammy! ❤

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