Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Drawing.....More Spring things :0)

Hello Lovelies,
The cold weather and lucking germs may have put paid to lots of outdoor things I had in mind for last week, but staying warm and cosy at home is no real hardship is it.
In fact it gave me lots of blogging and drawing time. 



As you can see I've been drawing spring things again......what better to do on a cold dark February day than transport your imagination to Spring and sunshine.

 Days when the trees are a mass of fluffy pink blossom and new born lambs are in the fields.......

My little version of Tom Tit may not be as true to life as Molly's but I think he's pretty cute and somehow, accidentally he's ended up as a sort of Mascot :0)


There's a light breeze, perfect for drying washing on the line or ploughing a straight furrows..........


Hens are searching for a tasty worm or two........



and Daffodils , Primroses and purple Crocuses are at their beautiful best..........




I had so much fun  with this picture....can you tell ? :0)



Every work day I drive past a farm gate where they sell eggs from a little table. There is an honesty box for you to pay and you can see the hens close by enjoying the fresh air. I sometimes stop and buy some. They are tasty and very local !

who knew egg boxes are so tricky to draw :0)

I didn't take a photo of the scene before I drew this  picture. It's similar to this but I didn't try and make it accurate...rather just an inspiration .
Mum gave me some tips, like giving things a shadow......" anchors them to the ground, otherwise they can look like they are floating in mid air " thanks Mum.
There are bits of it I'm happier with than others , but all in all I still love it and loved drawing it.That's  what a hobby is all about, right ?
Jacquie x

39 comments:

  1. Jacquie, I'm really enjoying your sketching and drawing journey. I had to laugh at your Mum's advice to give things shadows to anchor them. It reminded me of the first oil painting I did which was of Scottish scenery. There were some delightful outcrops of white rocks in the field and they floated beautifully until my teacher showed me what to do anchor them. It's all those little tips that help make our art work how we want it to look. Keep going, keep on having fun.
    Anne xx

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  2. What fun you're having with your drawings and I love the happy atmosphere they evoke! How nice that your mum is giving you some good tips too! It almost makes me want to take up drawing again...! I always get encouraged when I read about that wonderful artist who was called Grandma Moses. This wonderful lady turned to painting in her seventies and became famous in her eighties! So I still have a little time! Maybe I need to retire first though to have more time!

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  3. Hello Jaquie I love your drawings they are so full of life and happiness.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Hi Jacquie, I love your Spring drawings and can see the pleasure that they are giving you. I am planning to write a blog tomorrow thanking you for your inspiration... I have 'used' your drawing as a base for my 'Autumn' one and am hoping you don't mind. I badly needed to be inspired and just wasn't getting anywhere so am very grateful. Happy painting! Mrs A

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  5. I love your pictures, they are soothing, just like children's storybooks. I love all the detail in your farm pic, the way the washing is blowing and the cheeky hen on the gate. The red tractor and the way the path to the table is worn from all the customer's feet. Those egg boxes are very cute too. :) xx

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  6. Beautiful drawing, I like it, nice details and colors! My daughter (12 years old) often makes drawings and since some weeks paintings too, in my last blog I showed her first painting. I want I should be able to make things like you or her! :-)

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  7. I noticed the use of shadows immediately. :) For instance - the washing looks very real. Is the hen hiding in a dog's house?

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  8. I'm loving watching you experiment with your pencils and produce such beautiful pictures. I want to live at Home Farm lol, it looks so lovely.

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  9. Another lovely drawing Jacquie, I can see how much you are enjoying it!
    Angie x

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  10. Just love the washing line part, it has real feeling and movement. Well done you! Jo x

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  11. Lovely picture ... it just says 'Easter' to me!

    Love Claire xx

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  12. Your drawings would make a really cute children's book!

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  13. These are just lovely Jacquie! I love the way you've done the fences and you can tell Spring is coming to your part of the world. Derwent pencils were my absolute favourite pencils growing up. And yes I agree, this is what hobbies are all about - the simple enjoyment of doing them :-)

    Mel x

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  14. These are fabulous, so detailed and they do put a smile on my face ... artistic licence enables you to make a scene as you like it!! x

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  15. I came across your blog through looking crochet inspirations. You are a true inspiration:) your pictures are loveley.my name is yetta, very nice to meet you.

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  16. I've just finished your owl and he's soooooo cute that I wanted to say thank you!
    I was supposed to be doing the ironing incidentally but the lure of the crochet was too much!!

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  17. Good on you for posting your progress on your new hobby! I loved the little clothesline with mama's dress blowing in the breeze. Keep it up, we'll cheer you on!

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  18. I love the simplicity of your pictures even though I know they aren't easy to draw! :) x

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  19. me encanta tu dibujo y tu blog,:)

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  20. I think you have a distinct style that is coming out in these picture. The enjoyment you got from creating them comes across so much, they are so joyful.

    Gillian x

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  21. I think it is lovely, I want to climb right into the paper and spend sometime in this lovely place.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  22. I LOVE your delightful drawing! So happy and colorful, and just right! I also greatly admire your funtabulous crocheted goodies!!
    Yeah! from a new fan! :)))

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  23. Loving your pictures and how your hobby is developing, x

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  24. So sweet, your picture would look fab printed on a tea towel!
    Now there's a thought
    Thea x

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  25. Your drawings are so lovely and detailed...gorgeous. Also popped by to say hello...Karen :)

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  26. It's really fun to watch your drawing talents blossom, Jacquie. You're doing a great job with this!

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  27. Lovely picture, I especially like the washing line and the hen who looks like she's on a camping trip!

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  28. It's so pretty :-) I love the egg boxes on the table and the washing on the line. Your drawing talents are getting better and better.

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  29. Love your drawings...n drawing and painting used to be one of my favorite things ... Now I "draw" with yarn :)

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous, Jacquie! Wish I had half your talent. My bag is patchwork and toy making. Enjoy! :)

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  31. This is really beautiful! I think with a bit of practice you could do a nice illustrator for kids' books :) This scenery is so cheerful! Keep up your hobby :)
    Anna

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  32. Loving your drawings, keep going...I agree with Hindustanka.
    xx Sandi

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  33. Hey Jacquie, it's great to see you enjoying your drawing so much.........I love this picture.
    You'll be surprised how quickly your style develops when you stick to it.

    Hope you are getting lovely days like your picture.

    Claire x

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  34. Your pictures are amazing - I love them! You capture things perfectly - I love the little hens, they look just like my real ones!

    Nikki x

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