Thursday, December 3, 2009

New snowman design


This is the little guy I sketched in the weeeeeeee hours of the morning. I know it's a meno thing, but I wake up at odd hours and can't get back to sleep. Of course about 1 pm my neck can barely hold my tired head up but I muddle through. haha

My hope is to try shrink this down and make small prints onto fabric, stuff and embellish a little to make ornaments. I'm hoping to personalize them for some of the little ones this year.

Off to bed.....4:15 comes too early. I pray I can hold off until 5:15 tomorrow. That extra hour will help :)

G'nite,
Darla

23 comments:

Mary said...

Darla this is amazing! It almost looks like 3D or something, not like a painting. Even his buttons and the ornament he is holding are shiny.

I hope you are able to sleep through the night. I'm off to bed myself.

luthien said...

awwww... what a sweetie :) love that face and the color palette is so pretty!! you work till dawn too ... hahaha ... glad i'm not alone :))

Micki said...

Wow Darla this guy is stunning! it should be on a range of Christmas cards, I can imagine sending one of these out to all my friends!

Micki x

In My Sepia Studio said...

I was beginning to wonder if you ever sleep? Lol

Your snowmans is adorable!!! Well worht the neck ache, yes?

SugarberrySensations said...

Gooooood morning Darla!!!!!!
I sure hope you slept last night???

This snowman is AMAZING!!!!
Just like Mary said - it does not look like a regular painting - it looks 3D!!!! It is ADORABLE!!!!

I can't wait to see the ornaments you make with this design!

Love,
L

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Darla - love how this little snowman sparkles! So sweet.

Renee said...

That is the most adorable snowman I have ever seen.

Love Renee xoxo

Deb Reynolds said...

He is stunning! Your so very talented!

Georgina said...

Darla, he's adorable...your idea about using him on other surfaces is fabulous...just love him!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Georgina

Kelly Lish said...

So sweet! Snowmen are just smile makers! Cant wait to see how your idea for the fabric turns out! Really cute!

Jasmine said...

So cute. Your idea sounds very clever. I wouldn't know where start with a project like that.

Mundo Mundaca said...

So cut and sweet!
big hugs!
Yasmin

Nicola said...

Awww he's so lovely!! You have such crips lines and your colours are so vibrant! Lovely work Darla I can't wait to see what you do with him! Hope you got some sleep. I struggle with insnomnia from time to time it's very frustrating. :0(

Martha Lever said...

WOW Darla!! I want to come to YOUR studio and watch you!!!!

Magpie said...

Darla, I just love your whimsical characters!

I wish I could stay up at night ~ I'd get so much done! I need more hours in the day, and that's a way to get some... hmmm...

lee said...

love the snowman, I have the same problem, I dont draw I read, trying to tire myself out.

Serena said...

OH, I adore snowmen and the snowman in your painting is soooooo adorable! Lovely work, Darla!

I only wish I could stay up until the wee hours.....but, alas, my body clock seems set on early nights and early wake-ups.

Diane said...

Amazing! The shading is absolutely wonderful. If I could do anything half this well I wouldn't minde being up at "all hours"!

Diane in GF

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Another very cute snowman! Love em!
Going to have a look in your esty shop now!
Have a great weekend.
You always design and creat so much happiness and beauty!

Hugz!

Julie

Michelle Eaton said...

I love this little snowman. He is so cute!

Utah Grammie said...

I love snowmen - I relate to their shape :-) And he's adorable...

Don;t forget the "pause" in menopause..get some REST woman!!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Darla he is cute!!! Is it watercolor?

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thank you all so much! I appreciate your comments more than you know♥

Keni, I used acrylics but in some areas (background) just very watered down and I pre-wet the paper first also. Use a watercolor technique of applying salt while the paint was damp :)