Saturday, 4 May 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter A

Evening all,

I hope everyone is enjoying the much needed sunshine? Glorious or what!!

Here is my entry for the fab Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn, if you fancy having a go please pop on over HERE for all the details, and please pop on over HERE for a peek at all the A entries so far.

I got my 'big girl knickers' on again and drew this one!!  The only A in my dictionary that fit my theme (Mythology) and inspired me was AMAZON - nothing like a strong woman hey!!

I'll fess up!! I totally chickened out of doing a full body picture!! I stuck with a portrait style (comfort zone ish lol) with lots of leonine inspired hair.  Here you go........





I started by sketching her with a mechanical pencil (only way I have found to maintain a decent soft point to work with!) and outlined her with a permanent marker.  I coloured her with pro-markers and finished off with a gold gel pen - seemples. 

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and input really does mean a lot to me.

Huge hugs 

Dawn x 



17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful pages, love the colours, and the contrast between her eyes and hair. I still don't know which word to choose! Valerie

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh give me that hair. Great Amazonian goddess!! Xox

Denise H said...

I love your amazon - and I'm totally intrigued by the Alpha challenge. (Hmmm - maybe I need to jump in). Thanks so much for sharing!

Annie said...

WOW!...and I can't get past that word! LOL This looks absolutely amazing!!! Beautifully done!

Scrapmate said...

She has a touch of Wonder Woman about her. A beautifully strong face and those hair colours are my faves.

BJ said...

I just clocked your page and went OH WOW out loud. This is truely stunning, your drawing is superb. BJ

Claire said...

I really like your page - your Amazon woman stood out for me amongst all the thumbnails! Great drawing - you should be really pleased with her, Claire x

Traceyr said...

Dawn that is brilliant. She does indeed look very strong and you have got her features just right to portray an athetic woman. I can never seem to get the ears right on my faces.

:)

Karen Gist said...

I know its another WOW but...WOW!!!! You have certainly captured her strength sweetie! Fantastic drawing and that hair is amazing!!!! HUGS xxx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful amazon! Love the colours!

Elaine said...

Wow - brilliant drawing. She's certainly got a strong face and that hair is awesome!!

coco said...

Hi Dawn, I really LOVE your page (and by the way, ALL of your previous posts...!). Many thanks also for you comment on my Alpha page too, since I miss time to have a look on all A entries, your comment is a good occasion for me to admire other works ! And tonight, I really don't regret seeing your artworks ! (hope my english is not too bad...). No way to subscribe to your posts by newsletter ?? (as Google Reader should be removed very soon). Coco x

Bonnie Irvine said...

She is gorgeous. I love the cheekbones and her lovely features. That hair is amazing...so cool that you can see the text through it. What a fabulous way to illustrate your word...very cool.

Chris R said...

Wow! What a strong drawing...what a stron amazon!!

Lesley said...

Great drawing Dawn, I love all the colours in her hair! xx

Sylv said...

Fantastic drawing, fab colours and choice of word.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

Great page! well done
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy