Friday, July 18, 2014

a very little Lettering Tutorial


I put a post on FB in the ICAD community and I was asked how I did the lettering on this recent card:

( it's been awhile since I've updated this blog so I'm a little behind on my ICAD pics :) ) this one above is #42 I think....anyway here is how I did the lettering-
First write with pencil-
Then write it again...
Outline with 01 pen...
Fill in with 05 pen...
Add curly q's and stuff, then erase the pencil lines. Done��
 
Thanks to both Collette and Karla on Facebook for asking!! That prompted me to post this:)))  have a great night people! ...... PS here are some other pics of lettered art I've done recently---



 
 


Bye xxoo and remember:



Saturday, June 21, 2014

ICAD update! June 4th thru 19th

I'm still hanging in there with the ICADs. Some days I want to give up but I'm trying to keep on going. It keeping me committed. Below are more ICADS dating from Jun4 to the 19th. I still have yesterdays and todays to do . I just was so busy with work that I wasn't able to make something yesterday but its Saturday so I take do both today.
I didn't follow the prompts so much early on but I started to pay more attention after the Beatles card (bottom right)
I really like the top left card. Well actually I like them all:)

Father's Day was stuck in there and that one was fun to do, particularly the watercolor background. I got a lot of good response on IG and FB for the Toy Camera card, it struck a chord with a lot of people. that was a surprise.

The orange flowers were tricky. I wanted to move away from my micron markers and try some india ink. The paper of the index card is a disaster to work with but I am going to keep trying. Maybe I need to gesso the card. not sure, I've got to test that out.
http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/icad
 
I hope you like having a look and I'm having a good time doing these. Making art everyday is the cure for a lot of things! Most importantly it get me out of my head.
Happy Saturday!
FranT
 



 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ICAD 3 LIFE is NOW

Here is ICAD 3.  Today is the day!https://www.flickr.com/photos/39168366@N00/14155171077/in/photostream/
 
My friend has a nice garden so every time
I visit she gives me this amazing mint.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/39168366@N00/14155129220/in/photostream/
I put a leaf in my water every morning, along with a slice of lemon.
It's so delicious and refreshing.
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/39168366@N00/14155129470/in/photostream/
We have petunias on the porch. I could not resist painting them in my art journal.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39168366@N00/14155129690/in/photostream/
I gave this to my mother-in-law for one of her birthday gifts this weekend.
Happy Birthday Julia!

Have a great day everyone!
FranT
https://www.flickr.com/photos/39168366@N00/14287757834/in/photostream/
 

It's June, ICAD is back!

I'm participating in ICAD this year again. I'm going to try to keep posting to Instagram and linking to DaisyYellow Art.  I highly recommend joining in, it keeps you drawing the month long! Check out Tammy's blog for more info. Here are my first two for June below:


ICAD1, such a true quote


ICAD2, sarcastic and grumpy Monday



I'll post again tomorrow. Have a good night!
Fran T