Arty Advent Day 13: Half Way Through

For December 1st-24th (and possibly a Christmas day bonus), I’ll be posting an art-related blog post every day.  If you visit my blog during this time, let me reassure you that I’m not just an art blog.  I do all the crafts.  You can look through my archives, or stay tuned for future posts, to see the other crafty things I get up to. 

It’s December 13th, which means we’re half way through this Arty Advent challenge I’ve set myself.  In honour of being half way, I thought I’d show you some of the half finished art pieces I have that I mentioned in my Art Resolutions post the other day.

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First up is this beautiful little fairy.  She’s finished, but I really want to give her a background of some sort.

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This one is for Copic colours of the month.  Copic posts every month a specific set of 3 colours and challenges people to make a piece of art using only them.  I’m not using Copics, because I don’t have too many of them, so I worked out which of my markers most match and used them.  Until one ran out while I was testing how they blended.  So that particular merman is on hold.

These two are Zentangle-style pieces started over a year ago.  I had the idea, started drawing, then got distracted and never got around to finishing them.  But I’d really like to because I think they’re going to look awesome.

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This is the piece I started with the contents of the Scrawlr Box I got a month or so ago.  I could only afford the one off box for now, and I wanted to test it out.  I really liked it, and when I can afford it I want a full subscription.

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Some food inspired creatures from a night with my friends months ago.

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A middle-of-the-night doodle with the pens in my bedside cabinet that I’d like to make into a full piece.

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A self-portrait of myself as a monster.

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Squirtle is finished, but I’d like to do more Pokemon.  The starters at least.  And Pikachu of course.

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Some sketches from when I was experimenting with sketching in colour.  They’re really cute and I want to finish them off.

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And a random doodle that turned out really cute and deserves to be a fully fledged monster.

At least a few of these will be making reappearances on the blog as full posts when I’ve finished them.  So maybe next month, maybe next years (which is the same thing, but you know what I mean).



Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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