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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

sketchbook ~ livin' on a prayer

hey friends ~

here's a bit of a sketch and a prayer. 
or a prayer and a sketch.

i like that.

or... {if you need further inspiration, you can rock out to bon jovi's song "livin' on a prayer!"} lol

in my recent memory ~ albeit 'sketchy' {forgive the pun?}... i recently saw a geranium somewhere... maybe it was from a stamp in a catalog... regardless, the image stayed with me, and this is what i ended up with:

it's one of my favorite sketches.  and i'm finding that when think about it, and break it down to simple shapes... guess what? it's pretty simple!  

the geranium was sketched out, with pencil, very, very lightly. i began by drawing a very basic, large round shape, added a stem,  & leaves... and then filled in that round "ball" shape with mini flowers and other small petal shapes.  you may notice that some are even heart-shaped, and some are just round circles.  

i began with a light pink wash in places, and then added medium pink, and a bright green, highlighted with black pen and the signo white pen... and just a touch! {of the gelly roll glitter pens!}  the last thing was to apply a light blue wash around the perimeter, and let it dry.  i wrote the prayer, which is accomplished with the uni-ball signo pen.  you can't really see it... but i like that. 

simply yours ~


Maer Hatz... said...

I love this! It makes me excited/antsy for Spring!! Just so beautiful!

Southern Gal said...

I like that you wrote your prayer with a white ink. It's just lovely.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your sketchbook sure is gorgeous there lady. xox

Beverley Baird said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing your process as well.

elle said...

I have 3 geraniums resurrecting on the kitchen window. They should bloom about the same time as my sketching skills! ;)

Deebeern said...

Love, love! Beautiful, Leslie!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

It's beautiful Leslie.. thanks for sharing...

Rike B. said...

I love your drawings and your thoughts! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Simply lovely, Leslie..

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