Watercolor Fairy Complete

Last week, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and paint something completely different. So I picked up a copy of Linda Ravenscroft’s book, “How to Draw and Paint Fairyland: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating the World of Fairies,” got down to work, and this is the end result. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

4 Comments on Watercolor Fairy Complete

  1. Gjk
    July 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Very cute and a real stretch for you, but I’m still a flower person. For me, it can’t beat your tulips and peonies. The flowers are all so cheerful.

  2. afternoonartist
    July 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm (6 years ago)

    I like her, too, for a change. I found the small facial details particularly challenging to paint, but I’m pleased with the results. Greta suggested a combination of fairies and flowers might be fun. I may give that a try.

  3. Beth Parker
    August 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I love your little fairy! I’m following your blog now, too. I’ll look forward to seeing more.

    • afternoonartist
      August 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Beth. She was a real departure for me. Much more detailed and close work than I normally do. Made me realize that I really need to get some bifocals, as I couldn’t work on this painting at night due to glare from the artificial light and my aging eyes!


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