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Sweetbearies Art Projects is a website that is dedicated to sharing my art inspiration, and the projects I am working on. All of the artwork and photography on this site is the copyright of @sweetbeariesart.com 2012-2014.
Sep 262014
 

My latest colored pencil drawing is of Lucky dog and his little girl. The photographs below illustrate the progress on this illustration from start to finish.

Drawing an outline of Lucky dog and his little girl.

Drawing an outline of Lucky dog and his little girl on rough draft paper.

More details were added to the outline sketch.

More details were added to the outline sketch.

Tracing paper was used to trace the outline drawing.

Tracing paper was used to trace the outline drawing.

The tracing paper was flipped over to trace the drawing of Lucky dog and his little girl on the backside of the paper, which is needed for transferring the image.

The tracing paper was flipped over to trace the drawing of Lucky dog and his little girl on the backside of the paper, which is needed for transferring the image.

Here the drawing has been transferred onto the heavy duty drawing paper.

Here the drawing has been transferred onto the heavy duty drawing paper.

Here the hair has been  added to the little girl.

Here the hair has been added to the little girl.

A peach colored pencil was used to color in the skin tone on  the little girl, and highlights were created with the cream colored pencil.

A peach colored pencil was used to color in the skin tone on the little girl, and highlights were created with the cream colored pencil.

The hair and the shirt on the little girl were colored in.

The hair and the shirt on the little girl were colored in.

Lucky's face and collar has been colored in here.

Lucky’s face and collar has been colored in here.

Drawing Lucky Dog And His Little Girl

Here is Lucky’s front leg was colored i.

Here Lucky dog and the girl have been colored in, and it is time to add the background color.

Here Lucky dog and the girl have been colored in, and it is time to add the background color.

Here is the completed drawing of Lucky dog and his little girl.

Here is the completed drawing of Lucky dog and his little girl.

Aug 272014
 

People often lament they can only hang art on the walls of their home once they can afford to buy a few pieces that they like, but I have never felt limited in this manner.  I love to draw and paint, so I create images for the walls of my home which I hang up myself.  Creating your own art work is a budget friendly and fun way to add a bit of color to an otherwise boring space.  However, I tend to love color, so people who prefer more monochromatic tones would probably prefer to create illustrations in those shades.

Jul 172014
 


Buying shoes with artwork on these can be quite expensive, so why not make your own pair? Anyone who knows me will recall my affinity for palm trees, so yesterday I decided to draw a picture of palm trees on my canvas shoes. I went to Target to pick up a pair of white canvas shoes, and then I primed my fabric markers for action.  The great thing about this craft is that it cost me last than twenty dollars for both the canvas shoes and fabric markers, which I think is a pretty good deal when it comes to fashion.

Drawing A  Palm Tree On The Vamp of The Shoe

I drew a palm tree on the vamp part of the canvas shoe.

I used the brown and green fabric markers to draw a palm tree on the side of the shoe.

I used the brown and green fabric markers to draw a palm tree on the side of the shoe.

Drawing Palm Trees On The Back of Shoe

Three small palm trees were drawn on the heel counter of the canvas shoe.

I drew another palm tree on the other side of the shoe.

I drew another palm tree on the other side of the shoe.

I drew another palm tree on the other shoe.  This palm tree is facing the opposite direction of the first.

I drew another palm tree on the vamp of the  other shoe. This palm tree is facing the opposite direction as the palm tree  I drew on the vamp of the first shoe.

Palm tree drawn on the side of this shoe.

A palm tree was drawn on the side of this shoe.

Three small palm trees of the canvas shoe.

Three small palm trees of the canvas shoe.

Here I drew a palm tree on the other side of the shoe, and used the blue marker to begin filling in the sky around all of the palms.

Here I drew a palm tree on the other side of the shoe, and used the blue marker to begin filling in the sky around all of the palms.

Here is what one shoe looked like after I finished adding shading in all of the sky around the palms.

Here is what one shoe looked like after I finished  shading in the sky all around the palm trees.

Below are several pictures I took of the shoes after I had finished adding all the palm trees and blue sky.

After the shoes sat for a few hours, and I relaced the pair and wore these out and about. I think the shoes actually look much better in the light of day then these did the night before.  Creating designs on canvas shoes with markers is a lot easier, and less messy than fabric paint.  However, fabric paint would also be a fun medium to use on canvas shoes since it would create textures that fabric markers cannot.  Make sure to follow all the directions on the box of your fabric markers before adding designs to a pair of shoes.