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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Seashell Dolphin

I have finally finished the Seashell dolphin. It goes up for auction on Saturday for charity, so I'm not sure where it's final home in Virginia Beach is. Once I find out who the high bidder was, I'll post it on the blog so you all know where his new home will be. These are all the photos of the process.

Step 1: First I have to prime the Dolphin.

Step2: I painted it blue and then I marked off with tape the seashells I wanted to draw. I then cut out the area I wanted to paint and then painted the basic coats of the seashells.

Step3: I painted more detail on the shells and then removed the painters tape. I did the whole thing on the other side of the dolphin as well.

Step4:I painted a bluish border around the seashells.

Step 5:I took the dolphin outside and flung paint all over it. That was lots of fun!

Step 6: I added some artsy squiggles and put a couple coats of Clear coat on it to protect it from the weather. And that's it! The finished Dolphin!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bear family

Well, Allen and I just found out that his cousin and girlfriend are havin a baby. How exciting for them! They just got a new place, and now they are having a baby. It was wonderful news and she is so excited. So here is a mommy bear and baby drawn in colored pencil.
I'm still working on the dolphin. It will be done this week, and I'll post the pictures of some of the steps on here this weekend. Have a wonderful Presidents Day! (yeah, I know, not the most exciting holiday, but a holiday just the same).

Monday, February 5, 2007

New Dolphin

Well, I'm going to be painting another dolphin. I'm not sure where it is going to be placed in Virginia Beach this time. A charity is going to auction it off the end of the month, then I'll know where its going. So for now, here is a rough sketch of what I am going to paint it like. I should be getting the dolphin delivered today and then I can start painting it. I made it simple since they only gave me practicly 2 weeks to paint it (not much time for painting and letting it dry when its below freezing out). So I probably won't be adding another sketch for awhile since I have this dolphin to paint and a thesis to write. So until then, I'll try to post updated photos of the dolphin as I paint it.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Finished Turtle! Finally!

So I finally finished the turtle...hooray!! Here he is!