Monday, May 27, 2013

Anoeschka and Ullah finally finished

You may remember that my online friend Anoeschka asked me to draw her and her horse Ullah. To get into things, especially the horse daunted me,  I did some try out sketches of both of them separately. You can see the sketches of Anoeschka here and those of Ullah here.

But sooner or later I would of course have to leave my sketchbook and do the actual assignment. I took a watercolour book and sketched the both of them in pencil (I didn't take a picture of that) and then outlined them with a brush marker. Then the picture looked like this.

 

I have to admit I was quite pleased with it. It's not a very elaborate drawing, but I don't think it needs to be. Getting lost in too much detail is not my thing anyway and I really admire people who can draw meticulously.

I decided to colour the drawing in with watercolour paint. I also decided to add some lettering on the left side and a very simple background. The end result can be seen in the following pictures, with some detail shots as well.






Anoeschka has seen the picture, but not the original yet which I still have to send to her. But she seemed very pleased with the result and that in turn of course makes me happy.

I found this request quite challenging, but I'm glad I went and did it. It taught me again I can do more than I sometimes think and that's it's good to stretch your comfort zone a little. I hope you enjoyed following the process and that you like how it turned out.


Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy week!

10 comments:

  1. Amazing and great! I love the lined version, and the coulored version is also great, and i love the background plus reading.
    You are so right, getting out of your comfortzone makes one grow!

    Groet, Wanda

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  2. Congratulations on a job well done and for working out of your comfort zone! The picture looks terrific.

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  3. She must be delighted! You did a wonderful job.

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    1. She's very happy with it and she will frame it and put it on her wall. So I couldn't be more pleased. :-)

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  4. love this and your blog is great ..

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Bev!

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  5. I think this looks great. Hmmm...might be fun to have a portrait of me with my cat....Still taking commissions??

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    1. Seriously? I do like a challenge! Mail me privately and we'll talk.

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