Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Sketches (A Woodland Birthday Celebration)

With Michael's birthday trip being this past week, not much work was done in the studio. Which, to me, was fine knowing I need that occasional break due to my head injury. Some days I'm feeling so great, I get carried away with my work forgetting I must take breaks. Otherwise, I'm down several days in a row with intense head pain and eyes hurting, from hitting my head multiple times in my previous car accident. It's frustrating but a part of life I've learned to adjust to.

Above is a sketch I doodled out this past week while staying in the mountains for a few days. I'm sharing with you the finished illustration and a photo of it being painted. I must admit, I'm falling in love with painting woodland illustrations of sorts. What do you think? To me, I feel I've found my "calling" within my work.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
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  1. I was going to comment last week how you really have found your individual expression! So indeed you have found your calling. Your illustration brings to memory the Watership Down story.

    I know it must be hard to take breaks when you feel enthusiastic about what you're doing.

  2. so glad you've found your calling, and a sweet sketch!

  3. I love nature and I love the way you sketch and paint. SO, keep doing it :)
    It is beautiful and hopeful so we need it these days.

  4. Thank you for the possibility for me to join your blog.

    I always have so much pleasure when I see your drawings and watercolors. Love it.

    Have a nice Sunday. Greetings from Geri.

  5. I think you are right about the woodland illustrations being your calling. You manage to capture so much in one drawing that sets the imagination going. These kinds of illustrations were always my favorite.

  6. Yes, indeed, I agree, too. These snowy woods landscapes and cute creatures are totally YOU.

  7. Hi Kindred, this is very beautiful, heartwarming and magical! I am so thrilled for you that you found this calling, yay! Yes, it feels authentically-you! Gorgeous work, I love the tiny rabbits frollicking about, so charming!
    HUgs and hang in there, I know it can be hard coping with an injury that effects your life..hope things get easier, gets some rest and tlc! Hugs!!
    have a magical 2017!

  8. word to Paula Langford.
    Your links only go to GOOGLE+ and I don´t have it. Sorry I can´t visit your work :(

  9. Oh your woodland illustrations are so adorable and so well done ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

  10. To Paula Langford: Beautiful art, loved visiting, sorry I don`t have google+ and cannot leave a comment! Thanks for visiting me!

  11. Gorgeous illustration Alexandra... you certain look at home with your woodland creatures. They are all so cute. Remember to rest up now :D
    Have a great week and thanks for hosting SS once again.

  12. its a very cute sketch :)

    and breaks are always a good idea, saying that tho, I don't get time for breaks lol

  13. Oh how I love this piece, it is so sweet and beautiful. I am glad you have found a direction you've been looking for, I love your art! I hope you will feel better.

  14. I am thoroughly enjoying your woodland series!!

  15. I truly love your woodland creations! I love this direction you are going in! I am so sorry about the head injury you occurred in the car accident!!! Sending you big hugs!!


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