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Week 19 Animal Art Series: Peacock

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I’m getting a little more caught up lately, so I finished another sketchbook page last week for my week 19 illustration, which was a Peacock. I continued to do a similar process with this illustration: light pencil sketch, base color, details with my beloved tiny paintbrushes and a watercolor wash for the background.

week 19 sketchbook page peacock

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Week 17: Backyard Birds

Click here to see Week 18: Flamingos

My Holiday Ornament Plans

I was inspired by this post from Adorn magazine’s blog to take stock in the ornaments I have made in the past couple years, and to decide which ones I have time for this year. Of course, I want to make ten of ALL of them. My first and foremost deadline is for the Holiday Ornament Swap 2007, which is due December 15. I haven’t been able to begin many projects until the last class of my semester, which was last Tuesday, Dec. 4 – yippee!

Rustic Felt Ornaments from Rustic Winter by Marilyn Gash and Indygo Junction

Rustic winter ornaments

I ordered the wool and thread for these gorgeous stars, which I absolutely adore! Molly’s Wool Felt Stars from The Purl Bee

Molly’s wool felt stars

Wool felt mittens from disdressed blog

disdressed blog mittens on the line

I have made many of these over the years for other ornament exchanges and gifts for my family. Knitted sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Sweater ornament
Knitted stocking from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
sweater & stocking ornament

mini stockings

Knitted mittens from (Creative Knitting November 2004 issue)

mittens ornament

Wool Felt Snowmen from Liberty Rose

wool felt snowmen ornaments

Here are some of my own ideas:

Folk Art Soft birds – in progress

soft bird ornaments in progress more soft bird ornaments

Felt gingerbread men (cookie cutter shape, tan felt, brown embroidery thread, black embroidery thread, tiny red heart buttons)

gingerbread ornament in progress

Felt cardinal (cookie cutter shape, red felt, yellow felt, red embroidery thread, black embroider thread)

cardinal ornament

Think I’ll enough time to do everything? Probably not, but that’s part of the fun. I hope you are finding ways to be creative during the holiday season!