Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My First Watercolored Piece~Fox

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing something different, my first two sketches and my first watercolor piece.  I've been loving playing with watercolors with my cardmaking, and now I decided to try them on their own.  I don't know if it is really art, I still have no idea what I'm doing...or if I did anything right.  I'm having so much fun, I really don't care.  Lol  I've become sightly obsessed with watercolors since this summer, and selling many items in my craft room to allow me to buy all the watercolors.  Here is the fox painting I shared in my recent art haul video.  I haven't sketched since I was in high school, but I pulled up a few pics off Google to sketch the mountain lion and the fox.  Then I used my new BrightPad (that I love!) to watercolor the fox, with no worry of pencil lines.  Here is what I've been playing with in my studio:

Thanks for joining me!

---------Products Shown in Haul------------

~~~~Daniel Smith watercolors purchased from~~~~
Purchased from The Merri Artist:  http://www.merriartist.com/Daniel_Smith_Watercolor_s/904.htm

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Burnt UmberDaniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Burnt Sienna
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Manganese Blue Hue
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Phthalo Green (BS)
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Quinacridone Coral
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Quinacridone Deep Gold
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Quinacricone Gold (PO49)
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Rose of Ultramarine
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Sap Green
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor~Sepia

~~~~Amazon Haul~~~~~

*Color Wheel 9-1/4":  http://amzn.to/2hWfrIS

*Grafix 4-1/2-Ounce Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket:  http://amzn.to/2hUCILn

*Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count:  

Palette shown~

*DOWAN 12.6-inch Porcelain Deviled Egg Dish/Egg Platter with 25-Compartment:  http://amzn.to/2zt4pSL

*DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Primary Watercolor Set, 3 Tubes, 15ml:  http://amzn.to/2zt4fe7

*Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 10x14:  http://amzn.to/2AaNYNZ

~~~~~Jackson's Art Supply Haul~~~~~

Schmincke : Horadam Watercolour : 12 Colour Dot Card : 1 Per Customer:  https://www.jacksonsart.com/schmincke-horadam-watercolour-12-colour-dot-card

Schmincke : Horadam Watercolour Paint : Half Pan : Sap Green:  https://www.jacksonsart.com/schmincke-horadam-watercolour-half-pan-sap-green

Sennelier : Watercolour Paint : Full Pan : Opera Rose:

Sennelier : Watercolour Paint : 10ml :Indian Yellow:

Sennelier : Watercolour Paint : Classic Metal Tin Set Of 12 x 10ml Tubes:


  1. First, this is most definitely art! Second, you did an amazing job!! Both sketches are beautiful, and so lovingly done. Bravo!

    1. Ah, thanks so much Marcia!!! I really enjoyed drawing as well as watercoloring. I've definitely found a new hobby to pursue! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! Hugs

  2. OMG Stephanie, both sketches are gorgeous, I'd be lucky if I could draw a 3D house, I am challenged when it comes to drawing seriously. The fox has been painted beautifully, showing every piece of hair, exquisite! Just a bit of trivia for you - I live on Vancouver Island, as far west as you can go in Canada. We have the biggest population of mountain lions (or cougars as we call them)in the world. We had a young cougar right in the centre of down town last year. They float around the more populated areas like Victoria as well which is a pretty big city! I just hope I never run into one, there havebeen quite a few attacks on Vancouver Island! T

    1. Ah, thank you so much! I was surprised since it has been over twenty years since I have draw, lol! Thank you, I enjoyed drawing and painting so much! Wow, you are so lucky to be able to see such beautiful animals!!! I just love animals, there is nothing like seeing them in the wild...but yes, they can be dangerous. I hope you don't meet one either, just get a glimse from a safe distance for both of you! Thanks so much for your comment!