Category Archives: Watercolor

Blue horse

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Hi there! The snow has been gone for some days now and the signs of spring are getting more and more obvious. I have a light and colorful watercolor painting I made that has a spring feeling to it.  The painting is a somewhat different take on the traditional Swedish Dala horse (a wooden horse figurine from the province Dalarna,traditionally red) I usually take photos of my work process and it’s no different this time.

For this painting i used:

A pencil, for sketching

Eraser

Ink pen, for the outlines

Maskingfluid, to cover the parts I didnt want to be blue

Watercolor paint, winsor and Newton, schmincke

Watercolor Paper, The Langton Prestige

Watercolor paintbrush

I wish you all a good evening, night, morning, afternoon or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

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Spring in snow

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Spring in snow

Hello there!

It’s been talked about that spring was on its way and flowers such as snowdrops have been blooming. Some day ago ice cold winds and snow appeared.

I maybe have mentioned this before, but i have a Watercolor sketchbook where I do smaller drawings and illustrations. The cold weather made me think that it could be nice to see some signs of spring and summer, which I have created in my Watercolor book. I like to have small projects or do a little drawing a day. I love to depict Nature and especially flowers, so that is What I mostly paint.

We had some very beautiful red tulips at home some week ago and so I couldn’t resist to paint one of them as a fast drawing.

I wish you all a good day, evening, night, morning or afternoon wherever you may be on this planet.

CraftGirlsWorld

New year New projects

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New year New projects

Hello everybody!

This is my third post during 2018 and I would like to share my current and coming art projects with you. I have started my craft year with a big watercolor project, that I will work on from time to time. I got the idea from a present I gave my mother for Christmas. It was a very lovely and colorful puzzle. When we assembled it, I thought that it would be fun to try to make my own image for a puzzle and so the project began. I have also been thinking about creating my own calendar with hand painted pictures for each month of the year.

Here are some photos of my project and how it’s coming along so far.

I hope you all had a nice time in this post. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning, afternoon or day wherever you may be in this world.

CraftGirlsWorld

A bright Christmas and New Year greeting

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Hello there everybody!

In this post I thought it was time to show you this year’s Christmas card. For this year I chose to only do one motive instead of three, like the previous year. The motive has a lot of bright colors rather than the traditional red color tones, it’s different but it still has a Christmas feeling to it. That’s one of the reasons I like it so much.  It’s made with Van gogh and Schmincke watercolors, Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner pencils and Langton Prestige paper.

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I wish you all a late and continued happy holidays! I hope you all have a nice evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

Apples in watercolor and ink

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Apples in watercolor and ink

Hello there!

This post is going to be focusing around a watercolor project I did some week ago, for my grandfather’s birthday. I don’t know if you remember but last year I decorated a box with clay for him and so I thought that he could get a painting this year instead. His birthday is in September and during this time it’s the biggest apple season where we live. Apples were therefore a suiting motive for this painting. So, I searched in my computer for photos of the fruit from my grandparent’s garden and I found a very pretty one. I took photos of the projects different steps so you all can see the rough sketch to a finished painting. I used Winsor & Newton, Schmincke and Van Gogh watercolors for the painting and paper from Cartiera Magnani. The outlines are made with Pigma Micron Fineliner, in different sizes.

I hope you all have a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

 

 

 

A weeks drawing with WorldWatercolorGroup Challange part 2

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Hello everybody!

This is the third post in 2017 and it’s going to revolve around the World Watercolor Group Challenge. I will show you all my drawings from last week and I will also talk a little bit about what I chose to depict. It will probably take a little time before I post the drawing from this week. (Note: I have noticed that some of my spelling is incorrect in my drawings.)

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Day 8: French Fries

I chose to draw Fish n Chips that was and still is one of my favorite foods. I really liked eating this when we were at markets or festivals as a child. That’s why I painted my favorite dish and not only French Fries by themselves.

Day 9: Cooking Toy/ Food Toy

I altered it to a food toy because did not have any cooking toy as a child, at least not what I could think of.  I remember that I had a toy register and plastic food that I played food store with. I tried to remember what type of plastic food that I had to play with and I know that the once you see here, I had them. The one that is stuck in my memory is the green peas for what reason I don’t know, they just are.

Day 10: Outdoor Game

I did not have such a hard time finding out what to draw this week. The objects I wanted to paint just kind of came to me by just looking at the titles of the day. The outdoor game I picked for this task is called ‘’Kubb’’ and is a very usual outdoor game where I come from. We used to and of course still do, play it during the summers with family and friends. We have actually even played it in school.

Day 11: Frozen Treats

This was an ice cream that I loved as a child but then all of a sudden they stopped selling it. So, I had a very hard time remembering its name and that’s why I had to draw it from my memory. Each time I when to the public swimming pool my grandmother bought me this delicious ice cream.

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Day 12: Rubber Duckie

I am not hundred percent sure if I had a rubber duck but I have a vaguely memory of one. If my memory does not fail me I think that quite similar to my drawing.

Day 13: Pet

I had several animals during my childhood but I chose to paint my latest rodent that was a Siberian hamster. She was such a cute little girl and she was super fast. I remember that she sat in the palm of my hand and still she did not cover half of my hand.

Day 14: Visual Toy

I did not own this toy myself, it was my brothers. But I used to play with it from time to time. The one you see here is what I believe the exact same type that my brother had.  I noticed that the color of this drawing did not turned out as it is in real life when I scanned it into the computer.

Day 15: Television Character

This was a very popular TV show several years ago where I come from. I think that they aired it each evening during many years. It was about a bear that lived in a storehouse with his snail friend. They usually got visitors that they did some kind of adventure with. That is at least what I can remember about the TV show.

I hope you all had a very nice time in this post.

I wish you all a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

A weeks drawing with WorldWatercolorGroup Challenge

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Hi there!
I had been thinking a long time about participating in some sort of art challenge and the World Watercolor Group hosted by Doodlewash caught my eyes. So, I started the first of January with this and so far it has been very fun and educational for me. I really enjoy that the theme is about Childhood Memories because that makes me remember things I haven’t thought about in a long time. It’s fun to go through memories in your brain and pick out one that you would like to draw and bring to life once again. I am very pleased with myself that I finally gave this a try because I absolutely love it.
I go after the list ‘’31 things to paint in January!’’ to get suggestions for what to draw every day and this far I have followed it. However, I know that I will not do some of the day’s suggestions because they are nothing that I can associate with and therefore I will alter it a little or change it according to me.

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Day 1: Board Game
I had a hard time to decide which game a wanted to paint so I choose to do two. One of the games is ‘’Cluedo’’ and I used to play it with my whole family including uncle and cousins. The second game is a chess board that also becomes a box that my dad had in one of the high bookshelves when I was small. It was not only a chess game but also contained another game if you turned the board upside down.

Day 2: Zoo Animal
For this task, I had to search through my mind to find a very old memory, of maybe my first time to the zoo. I choose to depict a lynx and it’s an animal that I never have drawn before.

Day 3: Educational Toy
I think that I had to search through my mind a little bit for every task and this one was no different. The toy I choose to draw has been with me and probably my sibling all out lives and I think that it’s a very clever educational toy for small children. The educational part with this toy was that you could learn how to count with the different colored beads and also learn and understand the clock.

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Day 4: Stuffed Animal
The stuffed animal was a clear choice for me. I tried to make it resemble my first and still ‘’living’’ teddy bear. He has a dark brown fur and around his neck sits a light brown ribbon with a small bowl.

Day 5: Movie Character
As a child, I loved everything that had to do with ‘’My Little Pony’’. I had several of the little horses as toys and I watched the movies over and over again. That’s why I thought it suiting to picture this character.

Day 6: Electronic Game
I was not that into electronic games when I was little so that’s why I had a hard time figuring out what to make for day 6. The Tamagotchi became popular once again when I was younger. Tamagotchi was a little electronic animal that you were supposed to take care of or it died. My brother had one that I kind of inherited from him. However, I did not use it very much but it was the only electronic game that I could think of.

Day 7: Balloons
Balloons were always, at least in my case, present at birthdays and other types of celebrations. I do remember that I got a big balloon shaped as a cellphone. So, that is what you can see in the seventh drawing and some other usual balloons.

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I hope that you had a fun time in this post because I really had a good time creating these little drawings.
I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld