June 19, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

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Some people come into your life……And your never the same!!!

Fathers teach their daughters that they are lovable and they teach their sons to be men!

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My daughter took this picture a few years ago. I am always amazed at the eye she has for composition. Since this is one of my favorite pictures I thought I’d try drawing it. What a learning curve this was, whew!

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Every year……gotta have my Beach time!! This is when I get to have some really good talks with my Dad! I’m pretty happy with the drawing here…..I know it’s not exactly what the picture shows, but it works…enough! I used watercolor pencils for everything but the outlines. Unfortunately at the time I didn’t have a good blue watercolor pencil, so I used markers on the sky. The thing about markers vs. watercolor pencils is there is not as much color flexibility to the markers. The highlighting and shading are much more difficult unless you have a huge color-variety stash and knowledge of such things.

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I am NOT HAPPY, with this part of the drawing! I used the Faber-Castell pitt brush pen and had no idea it would show these streaks! Next time, I’ll have to use a marker that’s more opaque. Like the Copic Markers! Or a similar off-brand.

And Another big Happy Father’s Day to my main man! He’s my rock! Love this man!!

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5 comments:

daisydolls said...

This is so special, I think it came out beautifully!!

Janet said...

I think your picture came out great!! I'm sure the photo holds special memories and now you have re-created them.

Eileen Bergen said...

I love your drawing/watercolor. It has such a soft pretty look.

gypsy said...

Eden, This is incredible. I love your work in watercolor!!! If you dislike the sky, you could crop this into a wide rectangle, which would echo the expanse of the beach. Although I must say, I like it as you've created it.

Liberty said...

I LOVE that drawing/painting Eden!
I think it's wonderful.

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