Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Working on my calendar ....

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my calendar girls! It's even more fun to do when other people like it ☺

Finished two more last night but didn't get around to posting them. So here they are:



And I even made a one-liner!


That's something to keep in mind when making art ... ☺. I remember finding this quote just when I'd been struggling for hours painting a face. I just couldn't get it right and started over so many times, got really frustrated in the end, and to top it all off I didn't like the end result at all. So when I found this quote, I wrote it all around her head, because, even though it wasn't how I wanted it, I learned how NOT to do it. In the end, it all comes down to practice, practice, practice. And just trying out things. And most importantly: never giving up!

Well, that's it for now. I'll be back on Wednesday with another inspiring artist post. Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having a lovely day!

9 comments:

  1. Once again, a splendid job. I especially love the girl's hair with the Rudyard Kipling quote. He actually visited the city that I live nearest to. There is a Kipling Street and the band called "Big Sugar" wrote a song about his writings about the city. The song is called,"All Hell For a Basement". It is about the city that I grew up in in Alberta, Canada. Thanks for the inspirational words and tips to keep on trying! I look forward to seeing your art each time I notice that you have posted!

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  2. Beautiful Denthe.... loving your Calendar Girls... the hair on the second one is amazing... and sweet One Liner... the words are perfect... and something I must remember too...

    Jenny ♥

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  3. Je blijft me verbazen en wat is dit weer mooi Denthe.
    Ik ben begonnen met oefenen om portretten te schilderen en te tekenen.
    Is nog niet af.
    lieve groetjes
    \Marja

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  4. Your calendar is rocking! :) Love the quote!

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  5. Brilliant idea to paint & draw a series of calendar girls!! My fav is the curly haired girl with a beautiful smile, LOVE the quote too. Amazing detail :).

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  6. I love these girls!! The quote on your last piece is so perfect. I feel so much better after reading it. ;) I need to add that to my favorite, inspiring quotes. Thank you so much for your sweet comment regarding my shop. It means THE world to me. Have a happy, creative week!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing your two new girls, but especially your one liner and that great quote. I'm putting that one in my back pocket for sure. I know I will be recalling that again and again.

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  8. Your blog is delightful! Love your calendar girls. I'm your newest follower!
    Cindy

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  9. What a smart idea to make a calender with portraits! =) and HOW they are beautifully drawn! I like your way to draw so much and I have a lots to learn here.. The hair on the first one here is so beautiful, so real! =)

    and I like no 2 also! :) so free!

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