Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Mixed Media Monday 'Seeing Red'


Well I have been productive this weekend!! This afternoon I sat down in front of the tele to write up a list of things that I would like to do creatively, like turning some of my artwork into bookmarks and wearable art etc, I guess it was like a 'To Do' list as I've got so many ideas bouncing around in my head. I did write a list but then whilst watching a movie I seemed to start drawing this vampire girl. I drew her with a blue ball point pen and when she revealed herself to me with those droplets of blood I decided to colour them red so they would stand out. I just used one of my fine liners, I also used a brown one just to give the hair some extra oomf!!!

Anyway here she is I'm off to read my book about vampires heheheh (The short second life of Bree Tanner, in the Twilight series). I started this one on the plane but never got to finish it!

28 comments:

Heather said...

She's one good Vampire lady.... GREAT. I like how you colored just the red pops of blood...I enjoyed the Twilight series of books, too.
btw, I LOVE the artwork you used for your new banner, too - it's really simple and beautiful.

Jessie said...

Hi Nicola, thanks for popping in to see me! :) I hope your trip went well. I too have been away a lot and still don't have the time I'd like, to get back in the flow of blogging but I'm so looking forward to it when I can! I did a simialr picture recently where I had droplets falling on the girl and for some reason I painted (some of)them red...hmmm...maybe it means something? ;o) xx

Marlene said...

Great Vampire, the pop of red is perfect. I also love the artwork in your banner.

Debbie said...

Your banner is wonderful! Love the vampire girl too.

EVA said...

The vampire girl is great, the red really enhances it well and leaves no doubt as to what she is!

I LOVE your new banner/header - that is absolutely gorgeous!

Is it going in your etsy shop?

Fair Rosamund said...

Love your vampire girl, she is wonderful! The red really does stand out :) Your new banner looks great too!! :) ~Lauren

Julie said...

Oh my gosh...the look of your blog is just striking. I love your paintings and all of your new pendants! I have missed seeing your lovely creations! Thank you so much for you kind visit! : )

Julia Christie said...

Great vampira - she looks hungry! I love your new banner too. Thanks for your visits and sweet comments - love to hear from other talented artists like you!

Smiles and have a wonderful Sunday

Shirley said...

Oh Nina! Welcome home! I'm so happy to see your sweet visit at my blog..I've been out of town til this morning, so what a treat!! I'm just going "ooooh and aahhhh" at your recent posts - your travels, your wonderful photos of your family...great shot of you at the Eiffel Tower! And a great one of the family in Wales...wonderful! And Japan?!!! Fabulous...the paper you brought home looks amazing..and you've already created some beautiful pieces of jewelry! I've missed my friend but I am so happy to see how energized you are and that the trip was so rewarding! OH, and I love the atmosphere and stargazing pieces...yes, I agree, those charming balconies are so amazing. And your new avatar and blog header are super! Always great to see your visit, Nicola!!!!

Ces said...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my place. Oy! Look at her. She sure gave my heart a thump when I saw the blood! But I think that was the intended effect! Have a great week! Nice meeting you!

steve said...

Very charming gal here - she looks cute but deadly - very cool!

Tammie said...

she is wildly wonderful. I love how these characters come to us to be drawn into art!

Sophia said...

What a freaky but totally wild vamp! VERY creative! :) And love your list...hmm...maybe I should make one!! haha Thanks for participating. It's nice to have your inspiration back on SS!

mixedmediamonday said...

Nicola, I love your vampire! Fabulous! By the way, your messages on MMM went into spam for no logical reason, but I've freed one now for you! Diane

Rosie said...

Very vampish Nicola! Love your ballpoint girl... so creative!

vintage wil said...

Beautiful vampire!!

NatashaMay said...

Vampires never get old for me. :) How's the book? I haven't read this one yet.

WrightStuff said...

Nice to see you back - full of inspiration from your holidays. You didn't go to Transylvania too did you? Funnily enough, after I painted my vampire lady I picked up a vampire book to read. It's called The Historian... already very spooky although nothing more sinister than someone disappearing leaving has happened!

joanna said...

Love your vampire girl!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Great vampire girl Nicola!! I look like that sometimes after eating spaghetti :) hehe

I love your idea of writing down your 'wants' or goals. I need to do that. I'm seriously trying to put the practice of positive thinking and putting my desires out there for the universe to handle. It's kind of difficult sometimes though because my mind wanders! LOL

Lori Saul said...

The red says it all here- creative and expressive piece!

Kelly said...

great drawing!

Taluula said...

Great fun.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful drawing!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great take on this theme.

haendi said...

Lovely and deadly. Delightful vampire.

Kristin said...

Hello friend! She is beautiful - in a spooky kind of way - lol! I love the drops of red and those eyes are just stunning!
Thank you too for your encouragement - I have been studying your tooth fairy with so much more interest and appreciation since starting faces myself - you are truly and inspiration, Kristin xo

Grannie Annie said...

Love the big beautiful eyes...and the small touches of red are more effective then a whole bunch of red.

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