Sunday, April 29, 2012

This little piggy

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Meet my little piggies and my little birdies!
Before I show you close-ups and explain, let me say that I can not take credit for these ideas. 
My favorite art-journalist is Lori at Elvie Studio. She provided the step-by-step in her post that you can find here. Check out her blog - there is plenty there to get excited about!
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Let's look at my little piggies first. I worked on watercolor paper and I basically just made 5 blobs of color on my page - I opted for yellow, and 2 different shades of pink. Just make blobs - they don't have to resemble anything. One of my better purchases lately has been a heat gun, which I used to quickly dry the watercolor blobs. Then you use a pen and outline your blobs - making them into piggies. I added ears, snout, feet, and curly tails. Slop on some muddy brown color and blue sky and you're all set.
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Then I moved on to the little birdies. Same thing, make random blobs of color on your page.  I used a bit more color for these. Dry them, then use your pen to add beaks, eyes, legs, tail feathers, and wings if you want them. Add some ground - I added bird seed - some sky and then you're done. I tried to tie my "farm" together with the colors and I love the verse that popped to mind, especially as far as the piggies in mud - "People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7


I hope you have enjoyed my little piggies and birdies. And I reiterate - I can not take credit for the idea. Please check out Elvie Studio at www.elviestudio.blogspot.com. You will be glad that you did!

3 comments:

  1. These are so cute! Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

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  2. hi alice! i think your little "paint blob critters" are adorable!! and i love the way you added the verse from 1 Samuel.....it's one of my favorites! you are such a sweetheart for adding the link to my blog in your post.....thank you! i'm so happy you were inspired to create your own little barnyard!! xoxo

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  3. Alice, your piggies and birdies are adorable. I love and follow Lori's blog too. She has such wonderful ideas/inspiration. I have to do this with my granddaughter one day. Thanks for sharing. Linda E.

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