Friday, April 4, 2014

A New Work in Progress

Finally getting around to a request from a dear friend that I've been wanting to get to for weeks.  I was asked to do an angel with roses and pearls.  I had a definite image come to me the other day when I was in the middle of something, and of course, I just grabbed a small piece of paper that happened to be near by..




Pencil scribble was done on a piece about 5" x 7" and needless to say, it was too small for me to give her the glorious wings she deserved to have.  But I really liked her gentle expression and the pose with the little bird on her hand. :D


Several days later, I was finally able to transfer her to a much better paper (my usual Strathmore bristol vellum 140 lb. that is great for my kind of ink & watercolor mixed media) today and get her inked. :D  After doing a lot of small scale pieces (ACEOs at 2.5" x 3.5"), A4, which is about 8.27"x 11.69" (I trimmed my 9" x 12" paper with the paper cutter - A4 was marked on the board to make my job easy!).  Plenty large enough for me to comfortably put in details where it's called for and leave plenty of breathing room for the image. :D  Kind of refreshing!

I didn't realize while I was drawing her, but this is actually my first angel. :D  I don't have anything against angels, ... the thought of drawing one didn't occur to me until now.  Well, everything in its due time.  This is a very special piece for a special friend, so I wanted to take some extra time and make sure I did my personal best.  I'm really happy with the way she came out so far.  I'll be coloring her in the next day or two. :D *excited*

12 comments:

  1. Wow Mitzi, this is gorgeous! You really have an awesome talent!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you, and you, too, Leanne! :D

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  2. OMG ! Totally awesome Mitzi ! You are such an amazing artist ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Catherine! You, too, have a wonderful weekend. hugs Mitzi

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  3. She is magnificent! Mitzi, you are sorceress. Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, Helena

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    1. Thank you, Helena. :D And I wish you a wonderful weekend, also!

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  4. This is beyond gorgeous! You really captured her gentle nature Mitzi.
    Hugs,
    Helen

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  5. Oh my word Mitzi this is truly breathtakingly...I can't thank you enough for creating this beautiful Angel for me.
    Huge Hugz and lots of love, Lorraine xXx

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    1. Thank you for bringing the angel energy into my life by asking me, Lorraine. It's been a most wonderful experience. Huge hugs Mitzi

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  6. Wow She is looking Exquisite already! Loving what you do ! Enjoy the rest of your Weekend!

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