Freehand Friday: Year of the Pig

March 9, 2019 § 7 Comments

I finally snail-mailed my annual Lunar New Year card!PigCard1I sketch an idea on any old scrap paper then start refining it using pencil on tracing paper. When I have a drawing I like I ink over it using a narrow Micron pen. The reason I use tracing paper is you can see through it, and at some point I might want to change the composition by flipping the image… Easy as pie! Don’t even have to redraw it.PigCard2Here are the pens used for this project. Berol Prismacolor art markers have a wide chisel tip and a narrow tip in one marker. Great for quick strokes of color. The Pigma Graphic, by Sakura, is permanent ink, too. It comes in many different widths. I used it for the Squiggle girl’s hair and facial features.PigCard3If the final paper is too thick to see the drawing through it to trace via a light table, or up against a window, I use graphite paper instead to transfer the image. First the paper, then the graphite paper – graphite side down – then the drawing on top of that, and ‘trace’ over the lines with a hard sharp pencil (2 H or 4 H):PigCard6-pierrmorganNext I paint over the graphite lines in single brush strokes of gouache (goo-wash, an opaque watercolor), changing the color a bit every stroke or so for fun. My two favorite brands of gouache are Winsor & Newton (England) and Royal Talens (Holland). PigCard4-pierrmorganI have favorite brushes too. Of course the primo brush is Winsor & Newton “Series 7” sable. But they’re very expensive and gouache is particularly hard on fine haired brushes, wearing down their tips pretty quickly. Recently I discovered the “Umbria” series by Princeton Art & Brush Co, made especially for gouache, and gave it a whirl. It’s a new fav! PigCard5-pierrmorganFinally I add my signature “chop” – which says the sound of my first name in two ancient Chinese pictograms side by side – ‘P’ + ‘eer’, carved for me years ago by a Beijing artist, “A National Treasure,” visiting Seattle. PigCard7-pierrmorganMy Year of the Monkey post, 2016 – click HERE – gives a different step-by-step of the process. All my New Year cards feature this imaginative “Squiggle Girl,” from the picture book, The Squiggle, by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by moi – Pierr !PigCard1-pierrmorganPigCard8-pierrmorganHere’s to a creative year! ~ xo Pierr

 

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Thank You!

February 14, 2019 § 2 Comments

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For all your follows and all your likes – your Elevated Hearts – THANK YOU!! May you lavish your Self this special day…all year long! ~ xo Pierr

Happy Birthday to US

July 3, 2018 § 4 Comments

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

February 22, 2018 § 7 Comments

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Get out there among the masses this week! Be A FACE IN THE CROWD

 

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright!

December 25, 2017 § 13 Comments

Filled with laughter and good times with those near and dear, and far asphere… wpc-its-not-this-time-of-year-pierrmorganIMG_1059

Merry Christmas, Sweets!!! Love you like 10 million clown balloons.

XO Pierr Mom Nana

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December 2, 2017 § 4 Comments

Here we go! Into the gift-giving holiday season. I make unique fabric jewelry stands – there is no other jewelry stand like this one. Always Free Gift Wrap, too! Go to my site Shop: pierrmorgan.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

November 22, 2017 § 9 Comments

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ONE BITE of Pecan Pie…my annual tried and true no-bake recipe.

Definitely TRANSFORMATION  of the out-of-this-world kind. XO Pierr

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