Come Down!

Come Down! Mixed media drawing on toned ground, from a new point of view.

Come Down! Mixed media drawing on toned ground by Serena Fenton
Come Down! Mixed media drawing on toned ground

Self Portrait: Dancing Fool

I need to do more – or even just some – self portraits.  In an attempt to get some others joining me in the effort, I have started a weekly challenge on Twitter: #MondaySelfPortrait @MonSelfPortrait  This is my first selfie as a dancing queen:

Dancing Fool - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dancing Fool – ink drawing

Cat-mint Conversations

This week’s #Colour_Collective challenge is mint green – a difficult color to blend in water colors.  I did some mixes using cerulean and hooker’s green and came close.  But then I did this quick sketch and decided to dabble in digital colorizing.  Not bad for a baby step.

Cat-mint conversation in ink and digital color by Serena Fenton
Cat-mint conversation in ink and digital color

Polar Bear Goodnight

Last week, working on the #pinchpunchpost challenge (polar bear), I came up with a couple of sketches, but this one just seemed lacking.  Nothing works like a little pressure.  A day after the deadline for this week’s #colour_collective , I realized that what this sketch needed was a lamp black background.  Gotta work more on those backgrounds.

Polar bear goodnight -  ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Polar bear goodnight – ink drawing

Rogue’s Gallery Landscape

And today we have the bottom third of Rogues Gallery Landscape,

Still checking my empty stockings for that wide-format scanner.

Rogues Gallery Landscape - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton
Rogues Gallery Landscape Fenton

Rogues Gallery of Cats

It’s a Rogues Gallery of Cats.  Who knows what they are really up to!  Even though it is June, not December, I am wishing for santa baby to bring me a wide format scanner, as this image is only about 2/3 of the painting.  There is a landscape on the bottom that had to be cropped out.

sigh  To be continued….

Rogues Gallery of Cats - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton
Rogues Gallery of Cats – watercolor and ink

 

Character Study

Consistency is paramount for illustrators, so so I keep reading.  So I am working on an all-round understanding of my characters: front, side and back.  Character 1 (Rowena?)

Character study in pencil by Serena Fenton
  Character study in pencil
Character Study - pencil sketch by Serena Fenton
Character Study – pencil sketch by Serena Fenton