Monday, October 3, 2011

The Donald

I finally got around to painting this piece I'd come up with a few weeks ago.  Even though Michael's is literally within walking distance of my house, I just couldn't seem to get there to buy a canvas until this past Friday (Ok, I was waiting out for a better coupon....Saved $15, score!).

I'd come up with this idea while I was doodling one night. Once I got the sketch to my liking, I made a bunch of copies of it and made them my own little coloring pages. Then, I brought out the colored pencils, flipped on Modern Family, and came up with a color scheme.

Next, I sketched it out on canvas. I hate this part the most. I always get nervous before sketching on canvas. What if I just don't have it today? I don't know why I work myself up about it. So what if I mess up a canvas? They're not that expensive. Maybe it's because they're so big and seem so official that I hate to ruin one. This time it wasn't one of my best days, so I had to drag out the dreaded eraser. Will they ever make an eraser that actually erases instead of smears? I've tried them all, and still I prefer a good old pencil eraser to the "artist erasers"...too bad they only last about 10 swipes before they're down to the knub. Ugh.
I usually get more on me

Before paint, it is never a pretty sight
With a simple concept like this one is, once its sketched out its basically just coloring it in with paint.

And then, ta da!

Deco Donald

This one was pretty easy to do, so it didn't take me much time at all.  Whenever I do the sketching and coloring on paper first, I'm usually so sick of it that by the time I get to painting I just want to get it over with. I don't want to have to look at it anymore! But I'm pretty happy with this one and now I have another original piece to bug Disney with :)


  1. Thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find you! Wow you are amazingly talented--I am so loving the Deco Donald and on some level wanting to run the Disney half to get that Donald medal.
    Sorry about your injury. Sucks for sure. We are similar in that I wore Brooks as well until finding Mizunos. Sending many speedy healing thoughts your way!

  2. Thank you! You should definitely run the Disney! I'm doing it for the 2nd time this Jan. Its the most amazing experience ever!

  3. I like the final Donald results a lot!!!!!!!!