June 19, 2014

Cherokee Chief


Keeping with my recent colorful drawings, It was time to whimsey-fy a guy. 

I just purchased some HOT PRESS watercolor paper (very smooth) because I’ve been unhappy with my sketching  when using COLD PRESS paper.  Cold Press paper is not smooth, it’s toothy, and the unevenness of the paper becomes very apparent when I sketch on it.


Since I was drawing a dude, I had to bring in some color to make this worth my while.  What is more colorful than an Indian Headdress?  Ahh, and the possibilities to add colorful variety are endless!!

After the beading portion of the headdress, I did my form of the feather look, starting with blue.


Then yellow…..not much creativity going on here other than lots of stripes.


Pretty colorful now! …..the plan


Here are the two Indians that I mixed together. 
Found on Pinterest.

Finished and Fun Smile


I seem to be getting a little less reserved as I progress with these color-sketch-marker combo drawings! Haha


Victoria Gwen said...

And again, you have outdone yourself Eden. Keep letting loose all those colours and ideas floating around in your imagination. We love them!

Gwen (in Victoria, BC)

Janet said...

Another fantastic picture from the Queen of Color!!

Eden said...

Gwen and Janet...You guys are so sweet!! I appreciate your kind comments :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning, I'm glad to have found your blog, what a treat!

Eden said...

Hi Dropstitchknitter, Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you like my blog :)

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