Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July Paper Doll - Set 1

I finally got started on July! Don't expect daily posts like this - I got lucky this weekend.  My husband took over pretty much all of my tasks on Sunday which allowed me 4 uninterrupted hours of drawing! I should say, too, that each of these sheets takes me about 8 hours to pull together between the drawing, inking, coloring, and composition!!

First up, the themes for this month.

I'm working from the July prompts from @ellolovey ( Instagram and Facebook).  This is the whole list if you'd like to follow along.

I try to read through the whole list before I select colors.  For this month, I knew I wanted red, white, and blue for the 4th of July here in the US. I also needed green for watermelon and yellow for lemonade.  So I settled on two blues, a green, a yellow, and a red, along with black & white.

I'm not entirely happy with how the text looks but I can live with it.  Overall, though, I'm happy with this set! First up is "desert scene" on a maxi skirt.  Next, "hot dog".  And then "watermelon" is a fun dress with red shoes.  "Fireworks" is supposed to be a sparkly dress but I'm not sure if it reads.  "Splash" is a vintage bathing suit and sun hat.  And "chocolate" is a graphic t with smores on it.  Finally, "firefly" is another long skirt.  And then a pair of jeans for mixing.

I'm hoping to get another post up this week since I'm finally a tiny bit ahead!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

June Paper Doll - Set 5

Look, I realize it's the second week of July and I'm JUST now finishing the June paper doll series!! Ah! I refuse to give up and have an incomplete month.  I WILL be posting July pretty much ASAP.

For now, though, let's wrap up July.

The themes for this set were: mermaid, lemon, roar, cool, succulent, and tropical.  The mermaid one is dull in black and white but very vibrant in color! Lemon is straightforward.  For "roar" I used a lion graphic and a fun font.  Succulent is another obvious one - I used the same pattern from one of the January sets.  Cool was difficult and I went a bit boring - those are linen capris to mix & match.  Tropical is a bright leafy patterned dress.  And I threw in a mix & match skirt.

I'm moving along on July.  Hoping to actually get ahead in July since we have an awesome vacation scheduled in August!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

June Paper Doll - Set 4

Quick post today! I have a TON of stuff to do!! I know it's July but I am determined to finish this ENTIRE project up so no skipping around.  Today is the fourth sheet in the June set. One more then on to July.

The themes are: yoga, sunglasses, summer, bee, pink, and window.  The romper is one of my favorites - I tried to make some interesting shoes for once!

One more June set to go.... Gotta get to that! I'll take the 4th off and a happy 4th of July to all of those celebrating!