After having so much fun adding vibrant colors to Valraven, I was a little reluctant to bring it back down to grayscale. I had to do it for the book though, and I couldn’t wait to see which colors other artists might choose for it. It took its place as
The sketch was originally intended to stand alone and I called it something generic like “Pony in Motion.” Later I grew bored with the plain graphite image. I wanted a more dramatic background, some color, and I wanted to play with acrylics. After some collage work, I mixed up a
Not long ago while on vacation, I was riding in our van with my sketch pad in my lap. I was working on the horse in Valraven, a mixed media painting. Wearing motion sickness wristbands, trying to convince myself they were working, I scribbled, erased, scribbled, erased. The guys were
I know there is a problem with my English because my youngest son is hearing different messages than what I believe to be issuing from my lips. Early this morning, while trying to get out the door to go to work, after directing him to wash his face, brush his
In the wee hours of the night, The Muse came calling. She looked like a mermaid, scales shimmering in the moonlight. I followed her lead, an earth type seeking relief from the unaccustomed heat in the chill waters of the sea.
The oil change turned out to be a bust. I was only waiting for ten minutes and a German lady with a little black poodle wanted to talk about the woods fire that was happening right down the road. I conversed just to hear her accent, in between five fire
There are many good things about drawing, but right now the best thing is that it’s portable. I can take my sketch pad anywhere and get in a few lines here and a few lines there. Started this image for the next coloring book of horses at my sons’ music
I’m flattered to have received such a wonderful review for Fancy Prancers by Mary Winters-Meyer at Coloring Books for Adults. She has other reviews, interviews, and ideas regarding coloring for adults – definitely worth a visit for coloring enthusiasts! http://adultcoloringbooks.com/2015/06/24/fancy-prancers-by-deanna-l-kraft/#more-637