Saturday, 21 January 2012

Butterflies...

I've had a busy week OK, so please bear with me while I combine several art challenges together. You see, the thing is that I want to do EVERYTHING. I want to take EVERY course, join EVERY art challenge, learn EVERY technique... you get my drift...

So, this piece, by the very miracle of multi-tasking will fit nicely into Inspiration Avenue's 'Butterflies'; The Butterly Effect's 'Quotes' and is rather indicative of the mood over in the Facebook group for Hello Soul. Hello Business.

The quote is by an unknown author. Perhaps it was you or I and we just forgot we said it! I would love to be quoted, to appear on those google searches for 'quotes about creativity' or 'inspirational quotes'. I probably will be now I've typed that...

I can also squeeze this in for a Sunday Sketch and share some WIP. I almost always forget to take any progress shots. I'm usually far too immersed in the creative process.

Laying down the skin tones with oil pastels

Deeper colour and detailing with Prismacolors

Background added. Nearly there!

46 comments:

  1. Multitask away! I think it's great that you want to be involved in everything and learn everything! Your artwork is beautiful, I enjoyed seeing the progress shots too. Happy blog parties.

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  2. this is gorgeous and I love the quote!!

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  3. Hi Lisa, love that quote, have used it myself...gorgeous sketch...

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  4. Your process leads you to such beautiful results; this sketch is no exception! Beautiful and perfect with the quote! xxoo

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  5. She is so beautiful and I love that quote. Love to see your WIP pics.
    x

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  6. Wonderful! I always enjoy your portraits, Lisa! :) And to top it off a great quote as well. :)

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  7. Perfect quote, and she is perfectly fitting for it--loved you showing your process too!

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  8. Always beautiful pieces to see!!

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  9. Great quote ~ great art and love the process photos! ~ namaste,carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  10. I love the way you combined all the elements of this into one beautiful piece. And that's one of my favorite quotes!

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  11. This is so beautiful and I am once again reminded of how talented you are...just lovely!!
    xx

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  12. Oh wow, I am loving this one! I am like you . . . an everything girl when it comes to art! ;) Its always fun to see your process! And the quote is so fitting. :)

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  13. Wow..all stunning pieces!! Your butterfly one..is magnificent! and your pastels (we are on the same wavelength again today) is woah..super amazing..wow! You are awesomely talented Lisa! Just beautifully inspiring! magical!
    Victoria

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  14. This MADE my day....
    the colors
    the butterflies
    the pose!
    all GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am in love with this piece...butterflies have special meaning to me, too! my mom always refers to me as a butterfly...so I just love this...
    THANK YOU for sharing this!
    how did you do the tyype? is is a stamp?

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  15. I love this one! She is stunning with her butterfly.

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  16. Since I've known you you've gone from strength to strength with drawing faces. This is beautiful.

    Hope that although you're busy you're happy & well. Seems ages since we've been in contact. Hope 2012 is treating you well so far.

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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  17. Beautiful! I didn't know prismacolors would work over oil pastels.

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  18. oh i love this, really speaks to me this week - such wonderful colour, expression and the prose are perfect! Oh, and the lilies are not my daughters talent, but a sketch to water colour painted by the daughter of the friend we lost.. I bought it from her entry into an auction and thought it appropriate to post but its also the birthday of my daughter, so plenty to celebrate too!

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  19. wonderful to see this piece unfold!! She is beautiful and such an awesome quote/message!

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  20. So ultra-feminine, soft and dreamy.
    LOVE her! ♥♥♥

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  21. love her pose and the colors you choose here. They make such a gorgeours light!

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  22. beautiful image, and thanks for sharing your process with us. It's great to see how artists get from point A to Z

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  23. Wow beautiful. I'm a big fan of WIP posts and I love how yours is transforming. The girl looks lovely.

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  24. Gosh she is absolutely beautiful, Lisa. And kudos to you for pushing through things and keeping up with your multiple challanges. I'm hoping to make some significant changes in my life over the next few months that will allow me to do more art in the process.

    Happy SS!

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  25. This piece is gorgeous, Lisa! The oil pastels and Prismacolors work great together...of course, it's mainly because you work your magic through them.

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  26. Beautiful girl and words - hope you fly through your week with butterfly wings.

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  27. I love the colors your create! Her gaze is captivating and the wispy hair wonderful. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  28. It was wonderful to see your talent unfold as you took us through the process in creating your piece. The quote is a good one and oh so true!

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  29. great quote. I like seeing the steps. it's always interesting to see the beginning to end.

    have a sweet day.

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  30. Loving the quote & seeing your gorgeous artwork evolve before my eyes, really awesome :)

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  31. She's such a pretty muse, Lisa! I love how delicate and soft the colors are.

    Sometimes multitasking is the only way to go...trust me, I do it everyday! (^_^)

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  32. lisa, you are a crack-up! you at least accomplish great art with all the classes you join! great job, i love love love the butterfly and quote!
    xo

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  33. Sorry I'm so late getting here this week. I think you multi-task very well. The painting is incredibly beautiful. The butterfly is the perfect addition to her hair, and the saying says it all.

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  34. This is lovely, you work keeps getting better and better.

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  35. Sooooo gorgeous Lisa... totally love her... and fab quote too...

    Jenny x

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  36. i love seeing the evolution of these pieces. I love your whimsical, wistful girl. She's beautiful!

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  37. Such a beautiful piece and thanks for sharing how you did it, really interesting. I learn heaps from these sorts of things.
    Von :)

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  38. Wow, this beautiful! Love seeing the process! I think it's my favorite piece of yours!

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  39. Hooray for multitasking! I hear it is one of the things that sets us apart from men...
    ...I'm afraid to mention why here...haha...

    I love this quote...and the swirl of her hair. She is lovely, Lisa....multitasking at its best :)

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  40. Lisa!!!!! this is gorgeous!!!! what a wonderful new piece and the butterfly!!!! love it!!!!!

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  41. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE seeing your process, thank you! I would have never known that you started with oil pastels - she is really so pretty and my new favorite, xoxo

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  42. Lisa, I have to say this is my absolute favorite piece of yours right now. The butterflies, the hair, her skin, the color palette...just...ALL of it is wonderful!

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  43. Lisa, I have to say this is my absolute favorite piece of yours right now. The butterflies, the hair, her skin, the color palette...just...ALL of it is wonderful!

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  44. very beautiful, i love the butterfly in her hair!

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  45. I'm just like you Wendy! A permastudent! I want to take every class!! Learn every technique. Your faces are beautiful. I have one bookmarked for inspiration already!

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