Sunday, 17 January 2016

Quirky Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there and keeping safe in the snow. I've not had any yet where I live and in a way I can't say I'm sorry about that!

Lately I've been trying to get to grips with water colours as we've always had a rocky relationship. Now I think I know why as I don't think I ever added enough water....yes a pretty basic thing but I suppose working with acrylics so much its not something I'm used to doing. I think I'm slowly getting there but any tips gratefully received ;)

A sketch for you today, linking up with Sunday Sketches as it's Sunday of course. The girl has turned into a bit of a wood nymph but that's the way they emerge from your pencil I suppose, how they want not how you want!










Windsor and Newton water colours, Distress Ink, Bockingford water colour paper, Donna Downey stencil and just take a look at this stamp given to me by my best crafty pal Amanda......my most favourite stamp ever!!


Hope you like it
Donna x

17 comments:

  1. Love this Donna and what a fab sentiment.xxx

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  2. What a beautiful wispy woodnymph Donna x
    #sundaysketchea

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  3. What a beautiful wispy woodnymph Donna x
    #sundaysketchea

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  4. What a lovely sketch - it has a real energy about it.
    Happy SS x

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  5. This is lovely, have fun with your watercolours!

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  6. Looking good, it's good to play with different stuff as this shows.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  7. love the style and wispy look ~



    Wishing you a Happy Week ^_^

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  8. This is gorgeous Donna and just love the quirky style and that wispy floating hair.
    Fliss xx

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  9. Love the sentiment and can see how it fits the image beautifully.

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  10. Just fab! That's beautiful.. the girl - the stencil and the stamp go together perfect!
    Happy new week dear Donna!

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  11. Oh Donna what a gorgeous drawing and the sentiment is a perfect match with her.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  12. This is quite lovely. Yes, watercolors can be tricky but once you figure it out, it's smooth sailing. I love the fluidity and flexibility watercolors give me...almost as if my creative soul can just "wander" wherever it wants on paper. hee :)

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  13. I love watercoloring and think you did well, the face especially, subtle and lovely!

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  14. A great sketch, Donna, and very artistically (not to mention perfectly) colored! Although the hair is definitely longer than artist Jessica Sporn, this reminds me so much of her--even down to that blue-ish hair! ;-) Love it!

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  15. Brilliant piece Donna - She's fabulous - love her hair! And what a great and apt quote :)
    Hope your week going well.......Gill xx

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  16. It looks great Donna and love her hair. They can be tricky watercolours some time like you say not enough water or too much!!!!!! Great stencil and a good quote too!
    x catherine

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  17. Could have sworn I'd commented on this charming wood nymph - there's such a serene elegance about her.
    Alison xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment,it's really appreciated.

Donna.x