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!


  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!

  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 ♥

  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

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

  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 :).

  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!

  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.

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

  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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