Hey are ya'll with me still? Hello? Oh hey! Okay now I have your attention. I just want to say thanks for reading my blog. I guess that means that you are some what interested in what is going on in The Life and Times of Liz Craft.
Okay so, moving on. I finished my editorial watercolor project, Sleep Trouble! I think that the piece was a success. The whole project really boosted up my confidence in watercolor. And so did my green self-portrait. The challenging part of this painting was trying to get the nails to look like nails. One of my professors said it looked like CDs or bristles of a toothbrush...which it kind of does. So I think I'm going to try and fix it.. But since watercolor is difficult to make corrections sometimes I think I might try to put it in photoshop and figure something out. I would try to paint into it with gouache or acrylic but I'm scared I will ruin it...
You can see the whole process here. I think that this was pretty good illustration. He looks uncomfortable on that bed of nails. Stiff as a board. He is not sleeping a wink. And the lighting of the moonlight through the window works pretty well. This photo is really dark so it's kind of difficult to notice that. (maybe I should take a better photo) Tell me what you think!
Also, six elephant practice paintings later I finally finish the first illustration of my Camp Memories series! This photo is also kind of dark. It much lighter in person. (again I need to take better photos!) But I think that this turned out well! The elephant looks so excited to jump in that lake with his little water wings and goggles. And his little buddy looks like he is in the wrong place at the wrong time. haha I love it! What do you think? Doesn't it make you wish it was summer again?
I am an artist who enjoys the outdoors and living in Michigan where I can live in all four seasons in one day. I love cake or anything that is sweet!