Tuesday, 12 March 2013

This weeks drawing....A Little House

Hello Lovelies,
 Last year we visited a local scarecrow weekend. I think these are quite common nowadays so hopefully you know what I'm talking about . You buy a form and wander around guessing who the scarecrows are meant to look like, and it all raises money for a good cause.
I do like have a bit of fun guessing the scarecrows but the fact that they are situated in a wonderfully pretty village is the main attraction for me. 
Just look at this cottage with it's pretty windows, cute little door and beautiful garden....for me it's just about perfect..........



So I thought I would have a go at drawing it, taking the mugs I shared in THIS post as my main inspiration.

And this is how it turned out......



Eeek, I LOVE it You can click on the picture to make it bigger

 I think the reason I'm so pleased with this picture is that I took the plunge and used a pen to draw over the pencil sketch before adding the colour. It was a bit scary to begin with ( I like to be able to rub out mistakes)   and it meant it took much longer before I could get out the colours ( My favourite bit ). In fact this is an erasable pen so I was still playing safe .........


 But I really love the result. It's much easier  to add lots of little details , and I'm thinking little details are my thing .......



There's  tiny Tom Tit on the chimney pot .........




And the wisteria is in flower.....


Once again I've changed things a bit to ( hopefully ) make it especially attractive, and add interest. Like the curtains...loved doing those .....and all the different flowers..........



Mum's tips I employed in this picture were to add a bit more colour to the top of the sky and to have the garden gate open , to make it look more welcoming and not create a barrier in the picture.
I am ridiculously pleased with this drawing....It's my favourite so far and I will be using the combination of pen and pencil again.
When I had finished this drawing I looked at it and thought....did I do that ?

I'm so glad I bought those thrifted mugs, the artist who designed them was Sue Scullard....sorry should have included that fact in my original post.
Hope your week is a pleasant one and thank you again  for all your wonderful comments.
Jacquie x

59 comments:

  1. Wow! That is lovely. Well done :-) I'd love to be able to draw. I really enjoy your blog.

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  2. Wow.. these drawings are getting spectacular! I love the detail! Amazing. x

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  3. OMG! That looks great! :) I love it too! May I say you ARE getting better and better at it. It shows straight away that you're "braver" and "more adventurous" with your drawing. Keep it up!
    Pozdrawiam!

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  4. It 's very nice, where did you learn to draw so well?
    I also use the pen but for fabrics not know you could also use on paper, but then the gates and how?

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  5. I think little details are definitely your thing! This picture is just wonderful.

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  6. You are on a roll...love your style! :) x

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  7. Love this picture, it looks really good. Put it up on the wall and be proud. Wish I could draw!
    Catherine

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  8. Wow - that's really lovely! Almost like my house - oh except it's covered in snow today!

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  9. I don't know how much you've used the Frixion pens but one tip: DONT FORGET THEY USE HEAT TO ERASE.

    I got into a bad habit of leaving notes on the fireplace and they ended up nearly illegible if i'd had the fire on for too long! also they erase if you microwave the paper for a couple of seconds (so don't microwave your picture)!

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  10. This is a fabulous picture! Congrats! You get better and better. Will you frame this one?

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  11. I love it! And great photo...to see all the tiny details.

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  12. Wonderful little house! I love the chimney pots, and the little bird.... :))))

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  13. Beautiful, such talent, and getting better all the time!
    Angie x

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  14. This is so beautiful. Your drawings really inspire me to get my sketch book out and start drawing again. Fiona x

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  15. Dearest Jacquie
    This is too gorgeous, the detail is immense. I am sure you enjoyed getting "lost" in drawing this and its always pleasing to see something you have created once it is complete xox Thanks for sharing your joy.

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  16. I almost got a need to draw to.This house are so wonderfu. Clever you.
    Tuesday hug for you

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  17. You see Tom Tit has become a bit of a star in himself - before I even read your post I scoured the drawing for him - and sure enough there he was atop the pot! Another tippety top picture - well done x Jane

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  18. thats beautiful ~ wouldnt it make great cards for Easter x...where i worked in suffolk a while back they did scarecrow dress ups and all the village got involved and we made one for the hard ware shop i worked in x

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  19. Gosh, that's fantastic, Lucey x

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  20. Wow that's brilliant it's your best yet. Are you going to frame it? Sue x

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  21. OOhhhhhh eeeeeeeeee! It's a smasher! I think the little cats are becoming a feature of your drawings too - so sweet! And I love hunting out Tom Tit :)
    Jones x

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  22. A beautiful and stunning drawing Jacquie, I love the little
    details you add.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  23. Wow! Jacquie you have really found your own style, it is fabulous. Jo xx

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Love it! So bright and cheerful - well done :-)

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  25. Incredible! You really do have a talent for this. Keep them coming. :)

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  26. How lovely! I especially like the ornamental brickwork around the top, both in the photo and in your picture. The photo is gorgeous but your picture has more warmth and atmosphere.

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  27. that is an amazing drawing. I am so impressed, I can't draw for toffee! I agree with Anne, your drawing brings 'home' to the house.

    Nikki x

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  28. This one is fantastic Jacquie - keep it up you should be really proud of this one.

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  29. Seriously they were all nice but this is the best one yet. This does not look like someone messing around but definitely someone with artistic talent. Great Job!!

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  30. I love your drawing!!! Very beautiful :)

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  31. looooooooooooooooooooooooooove

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  32. Fantastic, really love it, clever girl ☺

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  33. Quite a lovely little house sketch ...and I love the Wisteria.

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  34. Wow, Jacquie, definitely seeing your own style coming to the forefront in this one......love the roof tiles and brickwork.
    The pen definitely makes a difference....
    Think you might have to start a game with your drawings .......Where's Tom Tit?...... like Where's Wally?

    Claire x

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  35. The drawing is so beautiful! You made that house look neater actually :) And I love those two cats roaming around - so cute! You have such a talent, keep it up! Also you found perfect way to get inspired from surroundings!

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  36. I think you've found a hidden talent in drawing and colouring! This is a lovely portrayal of the house and it makes life look very idyllic - and out come little hidden dreams of wanting to live in a house like that! I love the cats and your mum was right about the open gate!

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  37. I love your drawing and adore your embellishments : especially the cats! You're really getting a taste for this artwork and it is just so lovely. Well done and keep them coming.
    Like you, I'm a sucker for a gorgeous cottage! :)

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  38. sizi eskiden beri takip ediyorum. Görsellerinizi ve güzel duygularınızi çok seviyorum.

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  39. Love all your drawings Jacquie!

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  40. Hola,Jacquie me gusta mucho tu blog y este dibujo me encanto.
    Un saludo. Carmen....

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  41. I love the tiny little details in your pictures. I would not have thought of leaving the gate open but your Mum is roght - it does make it look more inviting. What will you do next?

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  42. That's such a sweet drawing. I think you've inherited some of your mum's talent!

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  43. Really lovely picture!!

    I keep meaning to do a pic like this of our house. I did a quick sketch last year, but i need to do the real one xx

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  44. I'm thinking illustrated children's book! Sweet and tender, very lovely. Keep going, what's next! :)

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  45. Really really lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us, xx

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  46. I love this, and the little kitties are so cute!

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  47. Love everything about this, would love to live in a home like this.
    xx Sandi

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  48. The pen really adds something, you are right. The subtle outline give the picture nice clarity and definition. And your details are just lovely.

    Gillian x

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  49. Look at your images it looks as if spring is almost there! There is nothing like the heat on the sun on your back. Your picture of the house is an inspiration, I have some spare time in a couple of weeks time and I am going to attempt a picture.
    Thanks.
    Sarah x

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  50. I´m impressed with your "new" talent, Jacquie! Lovely drawing!! and I love the "pen thing"! I´d love to draw like this too. :)

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  51. Wow, what a treat to the eyes!!

    Lovely drawing, exact replica of the actual one.

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  52. I'm not really into art/drawing/painting etc. but this is beautiful! So much detail. I love it xx

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  53. I'm really enjoying your drawings Jacquie, they are bursting with happy details! I know your enjoying them too. So nice to have found a new expression, another string to your bow! They would make lovely postcards or cards, Heather x

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  54. Loving this! I am a sucker for houses, windows, trees, gates... Love the details in your picture. Makes it so alive. You have a true artist inside... Well done!
    Annette
    My Rose Valley

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