Thanks for popping in. Been drawing today. A Groovi Paisley Sampler plate for Paul to use in the Groovi Tuesday SHAC SHAC soon. I always think sampler plates are super for learning techniques. They’re bite-size pieces of art, big enough to make lovely artwork with, small enough to manage easily. We’ve already got a few. Linda’s Heart Sampler,
So how about a Paisley and Leaves Sampler? Looked up what Paisley symbolises. Apparently, it represents The Tree of Life. Nice.
I think a Paisley and Petals Sampler will be lovely too. And a Paisley and Plaid. One at a time though..
Here’s the rough draft for the first one with leaves.
I’ve cleared a little drawing space by a window in the SHAC. It’s such a lovely spot. Been there all day, drawing and thinking along Groovi lines. It’s a specific line art that’s needed, and one has to consider the parching techniques that will be applied. Whitework, picot cutting, colouring.
There be lots of mileage in that thar plate-a-nine-designs! I look forward to using it!
Yep. So this draft will be refined and redrawn until it is Groovi plate worthy. Lucy or Lisa will redraw it in Illustrator – depends who’s got more time. It isn’t finished by any means yet! All takes time. I shall start on the Paisley & Petals at the weekend. Who knows! I may even manage the Paisley & Plaid! I don’t consider drawing to be work. Happy to do it at the weekend, when I have more free time.
Now to go find those two little Vikings Ragnar and Erik. They were both sitting outside the back door earlier, waiting for me. I cannot put into words how much I love these little fellas. Always had cats in the home, but the kids were closer to them than me. This time it’s different.
Check out the brilliant painting of them that very talented Greg Lashmar gave me as a gift. Absolutely perfect. Isn’t that special?
Love and Hugs