Ballerina Challenge 7/10

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Number seven appears as a black swan, gracing Illustration Avenue with her mysterious presence.

Just kidding. I’m no poet.

Sometimes, though, when I paint, I get teensy glimpses of how I’m improving. Like this one. I painted this without using pencil. And I let the watercolor do its own work in her leotard and tutu. *baby steps*

I could’ve risked it even more and painted her face, but sometimes I’m just not brave enough. So I’ll settle for how it is.

 

2017

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2017 seems to be off to a good start! Having a Monday off work really sets it off with a bang for me 🙂

I did not make any new year’s resolutions. They never work for me. I think I need a slow transition into any change. If I try to ban myself from some *not so good* parts of my lifestyle (candy, hello?), I end up failing, then I feel kind of depressed by my lack of will power. Stupid.

Baby steps, right?

One thing I’d love to start fresh with is being more organized. My filing system here at home is a nightmare. I have so many illustrations lying around that need to be put away. I did come up with several ideas, but I still haven’t executed any of them. Ugh 😉

Okay I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. I have several good things going for me right now. Good job + good art supplies + free time + good friends + lots of inspiration + lots of ideas.

Now, about those ideas…I need to start writing them down! They escape way too easily.

Good luck to y’all on your new year’s resolutions! I admire you for your motivation.

Best,

Caroline

Back Again


Hello Folks!

I realize how long it has been since I’ve posted anything. I’m finally back!

I had two weeks of spring break, which was fantastic. Now I am back to the daily grind.

This illustration is, in part, paying homage to my slight obsession with Parisian fashion and stylish stuff. This is the result of many hours slaving away for the perfect reference picture on Pinterest. Lots of fun.

As always, I love to talk about the weather! It’s supposed to be 82 on Thursday! Quite the time to sunbathe if you ask me.

Talk to me and leave me some comments!

Caroline