Friday, July 6, 2012
Oh, Canada - APR #16
Jenn at Just Add Water, Silly, is hosting the Artist's Play Room again this week! Jenn is Canadian and in honor of Canada's birthday - this week's theme is All Things Canadian. Those of us here in the USofA could do a USA theme if we wanted to. I grew up in Newfoundland, and for many years had dual citizenship. I decided to go Canadian for this challenge. My drawing is above. Here's a break-down.
Depending on where you live, Canada has huge deer, caribou, moose - I went with the deer. I never saw any caribou in the part of the country I lived in, but I saw lots of moose and deer.
To represent the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, I added a totem pole, some flower fields, and some water. Drawing these two pages and picking just the right tangles to fill the areas was a challenge all by itself.
Then I used Pitt Artist's Markers and my Derwent Inktense Pencils and watercolored my picture. I love the way this looks like a snowy, wintery dawn.
Butchart Gardens - ta-da!
Tangles used: feagle, pais, sproing, papyrus, fractal tree, buttercup, flutter, sag, angel fish, keeko, pokeleaf, hibred, florz, rags, and printemps.
You can check out everyone's contribution here. You still have time to join us!