Sunday, 20 March 2011

Not sure where I'm going

Really wasn't quite sure where I was going with this little baby. I made the initial sketch earlier in the week with the intention of working it up into some kind of bigger painting but intentions and actual 'happenings' have been slim on the ground this week. The day after I finished my antiobiotics and got rid of the chest infection, I began to come down with another cold which kept me in bed most of yesterday. Add to that the fact that my art studio (aka dining area of the lounge) has been out of action for two weeks while it pays host to half the kitchen, and we have little room or inclination for play!

The reason half my kitchen is sitting in another room is yet another story! I'm waiting for my new flooring to be laid. It did arrive nearly two weeks ago, hence the removal of unfixed furniture, but some mix up meant it was the wrong size... We'd already ripped up the old floor which left a sticky residue underfoot that is now covered with dust, crumbs and cat hair. They promise Tuesday...please!! In the meantime, we continue with disorganised chaos and sticky feet...

Back to the art. So, we had a pencil sketch. I splashed a bit of paint on it, then stuck it in PhotoShop et voila! Original page in sketchbook below.

A Sunday Sketch. Pop along to Blue Chair Diary and view some more. I just realised it also rather fits Illustration's Friday's Cultivate theme too.


38 comments:

  1. She looks sad. :( Must be emotions coming through from having to deal with not feeling well and not having the space to be creative in right now. The colors are really warm and inviting. I think you did a great job with everything you are dealing with.

    Hope you feel better soon and your kitchen gets finished so you have your creative space back.

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  2. LOVE the colors...she's full of emotion coming out of those great eyes, I can see...Those golden colors are AMAZING! nice job. She's jumping right out of the screen!
    feel better, friend! xxoo

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful colors and expressive face!

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  4. I love the darks you added with the photoshop editing. They really make it pop!

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  5. i love the colors on this one! It's a wonderful sketch/painting! xoxo

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  6. I hope you feel better soon, one thing after another is no fun at all!

    Such a cheerful piece, turned out wonderful.

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  7. I love how you boosted her with photoshop! She has great eyes and depth. I am seeing great eyes and lips today! She seems caring and kind! Hope you are better!

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  8. Hi Lisa!!!! I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well....hope you get better really soon......

    I love this fun new piece....so beautiful and like sunshine!!!! wonderful work!

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  9. Hope you feel better soon! I think she's really lovely.

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  10. Sorry to hear you are having a tough time breaking up with the poorlies! No fun being sick and I hope you are on the mend soon.

    I love the original sketch and the faint glimmer of the female figure underneath the sunflower head. It is a neat image and I love how you boosted the color in PS but maintained the raw, natural line art.

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  11. The sketch is lovely and photoshopped it really shines!!

    Cross my fingers your floor gets done soon! I hate living with chaos. Very challenging on creativity unless you can move outside.

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  12. Darnit Lisa! This cold - sickness feeling is holding on way too long! I am so sorry to hear you are still under the weather!
    I agree, this piece is full of emotion, and I get some sadness from her too, but she is very vibrant and beautiful at the same time!
    We still need to chat, I was also under the weather this week, and will be gone on a mini-break next week with my sweetie, so lets try to skype or just phone chat after I get back! Would really love it!

    Boy can I relate to the flooring dilema!!!! We just had ours replaced and it took over a month for the whole process to be 'complete' - and they still need to come and clean up some glue spots! It was so hectic having no floor for so long!

    Warm and healing hugs and smiles sent your way! Wish I could pop over and bring you some soup and tea and just chat for a bit.

    Take care!

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  13. She turned out lovely. Hope you start feeling better soon and that your chaos slows down, I know how distracting that can be.

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  14. She is so beautiful. I can feel the emotion in her face. It is probably the same way you feel. Isn't art a beautiful thing.

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  15. Love this sun flower... she's beautiful and I agree there is real emotion in her face... I hope your feeling better soon and your sticky floor gets fixed... fingers crossed

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  16. very creative, contemporary piece!

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  17. Ooooo I love her...beautiful and rich!!! Hopeing you are feeling better soon...ackk! Nothing worse than a chest cold!! Lots of rest and fluids hon..I know sound like a Mom..sorry!
    Hugs an love, Sarah

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  18. Hope she brings a bit of sunshine to your life, as she did mine. Feel better soon.

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  19. this is beautiful - well done

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  20. I think your sunflower face is showing some of your withdrawing due to health and kitchen chaos. We did that last year - a job that was supposed to be completed in 5-7 days - the guy took 6 weeks - my stove and frig were in the garage... ugh. Deep eyes full of why??? energy emerging is what I see!
    cheers, dana

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  21. Nice! Next time I see an orange colored blanket flower, I will imagine it with a face! :)

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  22. I love how you reworked it. I think it would make a great painting though when you're feeling better and your house is back in order

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  23. It's beautiful and very fitting for the Arizona culture.

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  24. Ahh Lisa, what every you are doing you are doing it right :) It is lookking fantastic!

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  25. i hope she come with sunshine and illness go away! i like this illo.

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  26. I love it (both versions) wherever you are headed!

    I hope you feel better and this is the last of the colds for you!!!

    xo
    Kristin

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  27. What a great way to work on a sketch - I hadn't thought of using Photoshop in this way before. Hope you feel better and the kitchen floor gets done!!!

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  28. hope you feel better soon.
    sweet sketch and I love the vibrant colors it took on in photoshop.

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  29. Your sketch is lovely - and the pumped up version from Photoshop is amazing. The colors so vibrant and alive.
    Hope you start feeling better real soon and your kitchen chaos turns to blessed peace soon.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  30. Very nice. Oy vay... renovations take such time and space don't they?
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  31. Hi Lisa..beautiful and spirited! Wishing you many sparkles...
    HUgs
    Victoria~

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  32. She is quite striking. I love her eyes.

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  33. Lovely Lisa! She is stunning! Hope you are feeling 100 percent by now. God bless!

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  34. Get lost, icky germs !!! Enough already !

    Hope the floor people arrive soon!
    Love your sunshine flower.
    Big Love to you, Lovely Lisa !

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  35. This sunflower is so cheery & cute. I love the effects that the photoshop created. It gives it a look of oils & oil pastels I think.

    Hope you're feeling better soon. Its been a long old run of illness for you. Hopefully it will all be over & you'll be healthily enjoying the spring sunshine very soon.

    Kat X

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