Look7in7: The agony of… well, not defeat, but how about not really trying?

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Alright, so I didn’t finish yesterdays Create7in7 painting. I would like to say that I tried really, really hard and only gave up after hours and hours of painting, but… I didn’t. I started painting at about seven-thirty pm and stopped around nine. However, I am really excited about this painting. I suck at oil painting, straight up. I just don’t understand it or I’m intimidated by it or something. Every time I give oil a shot I end up frustrated and cursing, but this one isn’t sucking that hard. I’m pleasantly surprised. Sure it’s not perfect, and I’m sure I’m doing it all wrong, but hey, I like it. In fact I am going to work on it as soon as I’m finished with this post. Right now. Bye.

‘Food Pyramid’, in progress.

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Hello my fabulous readers and lookers! I love you all (in a platonic, your my followers and I’m your blog writer, kind of way). I wanted to share a painting in progress with you guys and get your opinions. I started this watercolor painting a few weeks ago but haven’t had much time to work on it (stupid school). While still in the drawing process I decided to hand draw the letters but now that Its inked I’m wondering if I should have used a stencil. What do you guys think? Is it distracting that the letters aren’t perfect? Would you have noticed if I hadn’t said any thing? I’m also considering going bigger, this is 11inches x 14 inches, I was thinking of going to 18 inches x 24 inches (which is as large as I can stretch my paper right now), do you guys think it would have more impact it it were larger? I would love to have your thoughts on this, thanks!

Peas in a pod (work in progress)

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Hello friends! Sorry it’s been a while. I decided to do something crazy, I’m going back to school. Yuck. I don’t remember it being so much work! I guess that’s why I didn’t do so well last time. *winkwink* Anyway, I haven’t had much time to work on my paintings *sadface* but I have peen trying to finish the painting from my last post, The Process. I’m about 80% finished with this watercolor piece. Hopefully I can finish it soon.

It’s a wompa!

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Hey guys! I wanted to share what I’m working on. This is a watercolor of a vintage Star Wars figure (a wompa) and a vintage strawberry shortcake butterfly thing (I’m not sure what its called, I could google it but… Eh)
The wompa has a lot of ‘fir’ texture (he is plastic, so no actual fir) that made me hesitant to attempt this painting but its not nearly as daunting as I thought it would be. What I’m really enjoying about this piece is the orange butterfly against the cool wompa. I’m excited for it to be finished!

Just keep going (a work in progress)

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Watercolor on paper, 9×12

Hello, my increasingly attractive readers! This is my newest watercolor endeavor; ‘Just Keep Going’ featuring Dino, C3PO and Han Solo. There is some crazy stuff happening in this one. Poor C3PO! Why won’t Dino stop and help? And here we are just watching it unfold… That just got heavy.

Anyway, it’s about 85% finished. I need to go darker with the whole thing. (Sorry about the dark pic, it’s getting dark really early around here)

McNugget Buddy (a work in progress)

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Watercolor in progress, 9×12. (Sorry about this pic, the colors are right but the resolution sucks.)

Ok awesome readers (you guys are the bestest!) here is my latest painting *slash* super sweet adventure. I don’t know if many of you remember McNugget Buddies. McDonalds put out a line of toys based on chicken mcnuggets. Weird, right? Heck yeah its weird but I loved them. I’m not sure what it was about them but I just thought they where so awesome.

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Frankenstein McNugget Buddy

I wish I had kept them but I foolishly sold my buddies along with most of my other toys when I was 12 (I was so short sighted, geeez I should have know I would need them 17 years later). So imagine my surprise to find an unopened McNugget Buddy! Its a pretty ridiculous toy and the expression on its face is even more ridiculous (I love the blue eye shadow). I thought it would be great if he had defeated somebody super sinister and terrifying like Darth Vader and steal his mask and light saber and RULE THE UNIVERSE. Yeah, that just happened.

I started this painting like I start most of my paintings, with a pretty detailed drawing (sorry no pics). I then transferred the drawing to watercolor paper and then I start the fun part, painting! I usually start with the most interesting part, which is usually the face, and work my way outward. It’s pretty much in the beginning stages right now but I should have it finished in a few days 🙂

Lets play!

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Watercolor on paper 11×14

When we where young we could imagine anything. We could turn a coffee table into a mystical land and have crazy adventures. I miss that. I wish to convey a feeling of childhood, a feeling of infinite possibilities with this painting (I just rolled my eyes at myself). That being said I am about 80% finished with this piece. I am very pleased with the way its coming out. Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow!

Monster Truck

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Watercolor on paper 11×14

Monster Truck is this super sweet graphic novel I found while comic book shopping with my husband (what a nerd). Its way cool. Monster Truck is very reminiscent of a child playing with toys and I love playing with toys (I’m such a weirdo). In fact, that is what most of my paintings are inspired by.

I wasn’t planning on using the book as a background but I just happened to have it on hand and Boom! I love it. Its confusing and layered and can have lots of symbolic meaning (for people that are into that kind of thing). I am very pleased with the way this piece is turning out. Hopefully I wont screw it up but I cant make any promises.