This is Maureen. She is best friends with a starfish named Dinky. This is my favorite ATC to date. I don’t know what happened, it just flowed. :)
Then, another fish. Emilio wanted to be a seahorse when he grew up. Once he learned it was never going to happen, his expression turned into a scowl which has been with him ever since. Much too heavy-handed compared to the first one. Must stick to the tiniest nibs. Arrrgh! But still happy with him.
Then, after Maureen and Emilio, I did several new cards that I was not happy with. I panicked a bit. Have you ever done something you really liked and then worried you would never do anything good again? Well, I did that. I mentioned it to Leigh of Colorfulleigh and she said the same thing happens to her. So, I guess it’s a thing that happens but we keep pushing forward. ;)
I seem to be doing lots of sheep. Here is another.
Grant the blue sheep was born in Hawaii. But he is allergic to macadamia nuts. Speaking of nuts, I’ve gone a bit nutty with the white gel pen! I think it’s an interesting effect for this sheep, and I think it also repaired a few ugly spots, but I probably need to lay off the gel pen a bit. Or just practice more. I thought it would be cool to see all the sheep together:
Thanks for visiting! I totally skipped an Illustration Friday but plan to do “Freeze” this week. Probably!
These are Wonderful, Cindy! I was in the mall in Muskogee yesterday and they have an aquarium. It made me think about doing some more fish paintings. I couldn’t do them this beautifully though. I love that 1st one especially!
Excellent, Cindy, just excellent! Love ’em all!
Awesome! I really enjoy your unique and solid style. Have a wonderful creative weekend.
Wow, I love the goldfish! the colors and patterns are great. What about an octopus or a squid?
Well, I think they just keep getting better and better! Yay!!
Love your goldfish with all their colours and detail. You are really on a roll with your ATC’s and I love the names you give your animals.
I too suffer with those moments when you paint or draw something you really like and then wonder if you can ever produce something as good again. I call them “I think I am a fraud” moments, luckily they soon pass.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the fish, Cindy!! Especially the top guy!! Goldfish really ARE beautiful when you look closely, & I loved your creative take on them!
These just keep getting better and better! Your fav. is also mine, but a close call, because the other two are wonderful as well!
Your sheep line-up is really cool…and those goldfish are amazing! Looking forward to your IF “freeze.”
Hi!! Your talents are endless!! The goldfish are super & all the colors are A plus-& you know I love your 5 sheep!!*blanks are the norm every so often with the smartest of us”-Not to worry! Love, Mom PS Stanley thought the Gold fish were cool!
These are awesome! I adore the goldfish, they both have attitude. And the sheep series is just lovely….I do like the white gel accents. They are just the right touch of highlights.
Beautiful! I especially like Maureen.
Poor Emilio. He shouldn’t be that angry, he’s a beautiful fish :)
I’ve done drawings I really like when I first finish them but it doesn’t last long… after a while I start seeing things I could have done better or just different…then I don’t want to see them anymore because that makes me a bit crazy.
I love your sheep ♥
Maureen IS truly beautiful. I really loved your original pencil line drawing, but the copics – in your expert hands – make for a magical transformation to a fish of rare poise and majesty (who knew goldfish had the potential for such greatness?!). Brilliant. I think the ATC format works fantastically well for showcasing your creatures, but am also looking forwards to the next larger piece (OK, that is quite greedy – I just can’t get enough!) x.
These are beautiful… And you have such great stories to accompany your illustrations!
I love the fish and also seeing the layers in slideshow format–very cool!
Egads! Your goldfish are amazing!!!! LOVE THEM!!!
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Maureen is truly magically majestic, enrobed in her scaly coat of many golds. Emilio may be heavier in character, but I believe it is only due to his rather melodramatic nature and in fact he would make a fine model for a serious stained glass artist…in fact that may be his true calling. Not all Fancy Goldfish may have such a fortunate destiny!
Your sheep are quite impressive! They share a certain wise demeanor and might well serve as revered council to your local sheep commune. Or perhaps they just have good poker faces and would be formidable foes in a Saturday night round or two. Unless they get tipsy. Which sheep may tend to do. ;)
Your illustrations are amazing Cindy!:D