January 29, 2013

Mandela Mania

I think it’s good for me to keep up with my markers.  When I do, I am better at color selection… that’s for sure.

Needing “something to do with my hands”, I grabbed the ‘ole compass and circled up the page.

I’ve misplaced a few of my stencils so I had to ad-lib a bunch here.

Every now and then, I get into a drawing….I choose a color… then I go “Ugh, why did I think that would look good?”  That’s how I felt when I looked at the pink dollie-forms to the right.

Win some…lose some….moved on.

My favorite shot in this series….Right here.  You can see a bit of the detail starting to be developed.

Just a fun, colorful piece.   As you can see….I colored over that yucky pink with olive.  Can’t ever give up on a piece…cuz a little color change here or there can redeem itself.


jinxxxygirl said...

Amazing!!! I just love it when you decide its 'Marker Time'! Hugs! deb

Mary said...

So very pretty...makes me want to pull out my markers!

Eden said...

@Deb- "marker time"...you crack me up!!
@Thanks Mary :D

Gwen said...

Hi Eden: I LOVE what you do with colour! I thought I was the only one craving colour excitement in January but I'm glad to see you and others feel the same way. Keep inspiring us please.

stefanie stark said...

Super-beautiful-great!!! I am so fascinated about your Mandela-Mania! Please continue with this fantastic art work!

Anonymous said...

Your work simply amazes me. You make doodling into the most beautiful works of art.

Anonymous said...

I also love it when you work with your markers & make mandelas! Gorgeous colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Eden said...

@Gwen @Stefanie @Boo @Nancy....Wow!! Thanks so much for your encouraging words!! Markers R Fun :D

Sandrine said...

So gorgeous as usual. I love to see how you add dots on colors

Ildiko said...

very hypnotic! i mean wonderful :)!
those colors are so bright!is it some special marker?

Eden said...

@Sandrine @IIdiko...thanks for your colorful and kind comments :D

cyndee said...

beautiful, and so colorful.

Samantha W said...

(pupils dialate)

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