Saturday, 22 June 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter U.......

Afternoon all,

lol hope some of you are having better weather than Cornwall!!?? It is grey and wet here and yesterdays 'longest day' was a total wash-out!!!!!!! Ha ha ha I'm hoping that this means we will have some decent weather for the long school summer holidays!!??

Anyhoo - I bet any of you that have been following The Craft Barn's fab alpha challenge will be able to guess what I have done for the letter U!! It was a bit of a 'no-brainer' for me but it meant me getting those 'pants' on again tee hee, here you go, please meet my UNICORN........




My apologies for the poor pics!! I tried to get a shot with the camera but the light is terrible today so I admit to giving up on that and resorting to the scanner ha ha.

I started by doing a pencil sketch, adjusting until I was happy. This was outlined with a black fine-liner and shaded slightly using a stabilo all black pencil which is easily smudgable and not quite as messy as regular charcoal (says she whose fingers were decidedly black!!). I then added some highlights with white and gold gel pens. A very wise lady (thanx Mrs G x) suggested adding some colour for a little more impact so I went around the unicorn with blue and green inktense pencils, using the side of the pencil to try and avoid harsh lines. The colours were then activated by washing over the whole background with a water-brush.

Many Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, always very much appreciated.

Huge hugs to you all

Dawn x  



12 comments:

carolfromkiwiland said...

Great page Dawn.Fabulous unicorn sketch and I agree the background makes the unicorn pop. Sounds like your summer rain is matching our first real blast of winter with flooding and record snow falls - all of which have by passed my part of the country, thanks goodness.

Traceyr said...

Dawn this is superb and I love your sketching both you and your sister are great at that. Love his/her twisted horn too.
Hope the hands are clean now.
:)

ps the weather North of you is not good either.

Karen Gist said...

You are welcome, see how your unicorn stands out now!!! I must say that he is just fabulous and his horn is gorgeous sweetie xxx

BJ said...

Gorgeous simply gorgeous. Amazing drawing you are super skilled. BJ

Sandy said...

Hey pesky little sister - I do love your work and this is a majestic unicorn. Love it!
sandy

coco said...

I love this simple page with your delicate unicorn... FAB pencil work !! An no, no, here in Brittany we had exactly the same weather as in Cornwal !! Only crafting is possible in such awful conditions ha ha !! Big hugs, Coco xx

Maggie said...

Gorgeous page your Unicorn really pops, hope you get some sunny weather soon, I'm coming to Cornwall in July and it has been a long time, so I'm hoping for some sun....

MaggieH

Gio said...

OMG, Dawn. This is so simple, and yet so striking. Gorgeous interpretation. May I say you're an Artist!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Beautiful unicorn, great sketch!!!! xox

Sylv said...

Back from holiday and catching up with commenting, fabulous unicorn the drawing is amazing. Wonderful U page.

Sylv xx

Terrie Purkey said...

Another great sketch - love it on the book page. Thanks for sharing!

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful page
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy