Friday, 2 March 2018

A little freehand sketching- Robin!

Hello to all!   
I have not drawn any freehand art for quite a while.  
This is my first attempt at sketching and colouring a Robin.  
The CAS card has been created for my husband.

Materials are:
Stamping card
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
White gel pen
Black Matt cardstock for base.

Here he is as a work in progress. 
 You can see the details of my sketch lines. 
 I added a little more depth and colour to his red breast!

Challenges entered: - added to single layer card so that the image is the focus.

We have robins in the garden all year round. 
They are particularly attached to my husband, who looks after them very well. 
We also have an array of blackbirds etc. Last summer we had 4 huge blackbird chicks in the rose bush. They were massive and reluctant to go forth and fend for themselves. 
I think a couple of them have returned for the winter.  
We have a huge dominant male blackbird, he is beautiful! We call him Larryson, as we think he is the son of Larry, the blackbird we fed previously.
 Enough of my waffle, this has been made for my husband. Hope he likes it!

Happy crafting fun to all!

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Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Laine this is a stunning card you have made. The robin is amazing you are very talented. I hope you are staying safe and warm. Take care. Hugs Jackie

aussie aNNie said...

AMAZING, you are one amazing person. Have a lovely weekend.x[aNNie' blog] 🐇

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Laine
Gr Karin

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

wow, your drawing is as beautiful as your coloring!

Katie Lamb said...

your work is amazing

Adele said...

I love robins and this is a fab card. Very inspirational, thank you. xx

Terri Snode said...

You are a very talented artist. Amazing drawing of the robin and beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Kathy said...

Your little robin is adorable!

Gina Knott said...

You are so talented Laine! The robin looks amazing and coloured as beautifully as ever. I am sure your husband will love it.
Gina xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Laine, I do love robins, we have two who come and visit us everyday.
Linda xxx

Sarah said...

This is outstanding Laine, so perfect. I love robins and we are lucky enough to have a family in our garden. xx

Shabneez said...

Love your freehand work Laine - adorable robin. Shabneez x

Andree said...

This is wonderful Laine. Your robin looks amazing, the shading and pencil strokes are perfect xx

Karen Whittaker said...

Wow amazing drawing my lovely. Beautiful colouring too xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning sketch Laine. I do love robins, they seem to have such character, and you have captured that so well. Cathy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your sketching of this gorgeous Robin is amazing Laine. The colouring is awesome. Your husband will adore it. If he doesn't appreciate it you can send it on to me. Lol!!!

Brawny said...

Your post made me are as bad as me and Trevor. For months I told Trevor the robin in the garden knew me and came to see me when I was in the garden. He didn't believe me until I had the robin eating mealworms off my hands as the robin was feeding babies at the time. Now Trevor is there every morning waiting for HIS friend to come (my robin). The robin has paired up now and they are the most spoilt robins in the neighbour hood. If I've got my back to the robin in the garden he sings to me to tell me he's there! When the snow was on the ground when I was inside the dining room by the back door he was fluttering his wings outside to attract my attention. I love them. We too have now got blackbirds I call braveheart coz he's followed the robins example and now comes to the door for food. Your sketch is absolutely are very talented Laine. X

Terri Snode said...

You are a very talented artist. Beautiful coloring on the robin also. Thanks for joining the CWAA challenge.

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, you should definitely draw more often, this is amazing!!! I can hardly draw a straight line let alone an animal, your detail is incredible and you capture the texture of the feathers perfectly. Its fantastic for our 'Bold' theme and I bet your husband loved it. Thank you so much for joining us at TIME OUT!

Nonni said...

Laine, this is beautiful! You are a very talented artist and I'd love to see more of your hand-drawn images in your cards! Beautiful. Great that you kept this so CAS too. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hun, really like this and I bet hubby did too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx PS. Hope we'll see some more of your sketches soon!

Brenda said...

Wonderful coloring, perfect for a one layer card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight!

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