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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Four Successes and a Failure

None of them starring Hugh Grant (get it?...oh never mind)

I spent most of the long weekend painting and sketching (and erasing) and created four very lovely ACEOs - one of them quite different to my usual style.

There's 'Green Tea' (who sold about 20 minutes after I listed her - man, some people are fast)


Thrive...


Tori's Garden...


and Le Incy Wincy (he's French, you see)


And the 'failure' was this piece which I'm going to redo today.
It started out with promise (as most things do)...



And then it got erased and redrawn so many times, the paper's almost see through.


I like the general idea, but I have no idea where I should put colour and where I shouldn't, whether the background should have a giant threatening tentacle-waving octopus in it etc and so forth.

So I'll be having a good, hard think about it (ouch) and redrawing the whole lot.

I like the pose, I like the way her hair becomes the floor, I looove the shoes! - and I certainly like the idea of rescuing a fish from a restaurant (not that you necessarily can tell that from the image - but I know!).

But I need to learn to solve the problems before I'm working on the finished piece. Just impatient I guess. ;)

xxx scarlett

10 comments:

Paola Zakimi said...

Hey You!, i`m Holli thanks for the critics!, your work its so lovely, i`m very new in these, i hope sell something, jajaja all the figth out there!, i just keep :) !
see youª

Rosebud Collection said...

You really do wonderful work and it is so unique..They are all so pretty, even the spider..Well, he is cute..

Helen said...

I can see why you would sell within minutes of listing... your work is so awesome.

ThePeachTree said...

I was just admiring Le Incy in your shop :) I can't imagine he'll be crawling around there long!

BabyLyons said...

Love the name Le Incy Wincy! So cute! And congrats on the fast sale :) Hope you get your drawing figured out.

Laura said...

oh wow, your creations are just unreal! i never understand how anyone can draw such beautiful things. I just can't draw, but I still keep making my pathetic attemps every now and then *LOL*.

Steph said...

All your girls are amazing I am having a tough time deciding which one I like best.
I really enjoy your website. I just thought I would let you know that I am having a sale in my esty shop SecondOldest.

Paopi said...

hi..i'm new to your blog...and i must say...your works are beautiful! :) congratulation on your sale! and good luck with the drawing...looking forward to seeing it! :)

P.S. i love her shoes too! :D

Suzie said...

Hi I just found your blog through my sister, Melissa (Cherry Fields), although i've seen your work before! I really like Tori's Garden, so pretty :)

AshleySpatula said...

I think you should go with the octopus idea, maybe if she is saving the fish from the restaurant the octopus can be a crazy sushi chef :)

I do love the new drawings!