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  1. Springtime is a drawing I created in my A2 sketch pad on acid free paper, using a mechanical pencil and one of those erasers that look like blue putty…handy things they are :)
  1. After I drew Springtime, I took a photo of this little girl, and uploaded her to my computer. Once she was there, I saved the file and began working to colour her in layers using a software program called Photoshop CS4. I used both a mouse, and a pen tablet (Wacom Intuos4) which makes things a lot easier when you’re painting digitally…but sometimes a mouse is good to work with too. It’s nice to interchange them and it gives the arm a little rest. These images take quite a few hours to paint.
  1. At one stage I cried, pulled my hair, spat the dummy, despaired and thought my art career was over with, as it’s been too long since i drew and painted, and it can take a while to get back into the swing of things. But after a good night’s sleep I was able to come back to it with a better attitude and found a way to make it look how i wanted….sleeping on it gave me a better perspective. Something for me to remember next time I get this frustrated again.
  1. I’m extremely happy with this now, and from the way I was behaving yesterday, you’d have a hard time believing that…i thought I was at the end of the road…I guess many artists can relate to having moments like these LOL

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Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Karin this is very beautiful work (gorgeous eyes!!! and amazing soft rosey tones) and I love to read your notes with it. I love how our work takes on a form and destiny of its own, and along the way we discover a little bit more about ourselves too. xxx

  • Rosie, aw …thank you….yes, the tones ended up feeling dewy and rosey, i hadn’t realised that, but you’re right….I was trying to get that soft fresh springtime feeling into it…but at first it was blaring hot summer and wasn’t working for me lol…it needed a lot of toning down :) and too true about the self discovery, it’s a relief to know one can walk away for a while, come back, and still do something with what one thinks is a complete and utter disaster :) xxxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

    She’s a sweetheart….“spat the dummy?” never heard that one before….

  • thank you so much dear Janis, lol… spit the dummy I didn’t realise it was an Australian term only…meaning to have a bit of a childish tantrum :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Love it!
    The texturing is quite a nice touch.
    I hope you left yourself some hair, but this was definitely worth it.
    Beautiful as always!

  • thank you so much dear Corri…I’m so glad you like it with the addition of some texturing, which really helped to balance the image…I so appreciate your support and encouragement! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Those eyes are dreamy. Another great creative work Karin.

  • thank you incredibly much Michael, that is such a lovely response, my favourite bits are her eyes and her lips…so I’m stoked ! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszabout 4 years ago

    nice to hear I’m not the only one that has those “moments” :)
    she’s lovely Karin..very dreamy.
    Love the palette, love the textures….one of your best.

  • thank you so much dear Adam….hehe….well, i am glad to know you do have these kind of days too….i feel a bit silly now, but I guess I had to have the dummy spit or I wouldn’t have ‘overcome’ and gotten over it to this point. lol, thanx sooo very much too for your honesty!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 4 years ago

    Aww so sweet

  • thank you beautiful Angel! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 4 years ago

    she is gorgeous!
    looking forward to more of your blooming art dear Karin

  • thank you so much dear Vesna, that’s so so special to me ;) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding, very beautiful work with gorgeous colors and details

  • thank you so much dear Thea, so glad you like her and her soft colours :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Brad McEvoy
    Brad McEvoyabout 4 years ago

    Great image, fantastic work.

  • Heya Brad!! thank you so much mate…so pleased you liked it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago

    LOVELY WORK KARIN…:)

  • thank you so very much dear Tammera!! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

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