First things first – Happy New Year!
I am back from China (even though I never wrote I went). This blog has been suffering a lot from being abandoned.
This blog was probably my first proper one. I started it when I was 11. I am now 14 and I think I’ll start a new blog to suit me now. When I’ve created it I will post the link here.
Flightsongmagic (not the blog, the word) used to be a sort of personal thing for me. It was like my personal magic, keeping me safe. But now I’m all right and I think I’m ready to move on. So I will let you know as soon as I’ve made it.
Remember THIS post? Well, IT’S FINISHED! I’m really sorry if you’ve been waiting a long time for it… School has started and everything’s gotten kinda really busy. Also, I did finish it on the 16th of September, but couldn’t blog about it until the 21st anyway because I decided to make it a surprise birthday present for one of my best friends (and boy did I love her reaction!).
Glitter!! Yes, yes I did.
It took MANY hours, but I had the most fun! My painting skills have definitely improved quite a bit… We’ll see what I come up with next! I’m considering a post on my past paintings… The improvement is so drastic, you wouldn’t believe…
I haven’t been able to stop! My brother finally convinced me with a very good point about the paint colours looking different under artificial light.
My favourite artists are Josephine Wall and Brian Froud. I always find inspiration and can always learn and improve my techniques by looking at paintings by artists who can actually paint (unlike drongo little me). I have been using Josephine Wall’s art work for inspiration in particular, as I just love the way she uses light to illuminate her paintings.
Sorry for the awful lighting, but it’s late and the sky’s already dark.
Josephine Wall cards clipped to the top of my easel
My copy of Josephine Wall’s Spirit of Flight – this book is pocket sized and full of her paintings and motivational messages (all based around the themes of flight and faerie)
This photo is proof of how much my photos depend on good lighting… Anyway, this is the inside of my Spirit of Flight. As you can see, it is signed. My friend Jade and I went to see her shop. We’ve been twice now, and met her at her Winter Exhibition. SO grateful to Jade and her wonderful parents for taking me. I suppose I add comedy value when I get offered the kids’ menu at restaurants. Link to Jade’s blog up there – just click on her name.
Sneak peak at a painting which is mainly work in progress…
As you can tell… FAR from finished. I repainted the background 4 times and am now finally happy with it. I will have to make adjustments on the drawings (I mean, look at that chin, and I wanted her face to be tilted upwards too), not to mention finish painting, add way more flowers and tidy everything up (I got a bit untidy with the yellow paint).
Hopefully it should be finished in a couple of days.