Sunday, 5 June 2011

Creative Tuesdays - Store Front

This challenge (store front) from Mr Toast really was a challenge for me.  It was not so much with the drawing, although I did try some perspective,  but the painting aspect.  As this drawing is 6.5 x 5 inches and quite detailed, I thought I would go with watercolours.  Now watercolours are not my usual form of medium and I am also nervous with lots of colour, but I thought no I will give it a go.  I am not entirely happy with the outcome, but in the spirit of the challenge have still entered it.  I think I ended up with too much brown. Any constructive criticism would be more than helpful.

I wanted to depict a Victorian toy shop which was warm and inviting with lots of goodies inside.
 

On Tuesday why not hop over to Mr T's blog to see what others have done.


18 comments:

  1. That is really adorable! It looks like it is straight from the pages of Dickens! :)

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  2. Wow that's a lot of beautiful detail on such a tiny painting! Amazing and aorable! Jessi xox

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  3. aw, it's really adorable, definitely looks like it should be in a children's story. you have a lot of detail in the window, and i like that!

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  4. How very quaint. Toy stores just aren't the same anymore are they? I remember the fun of going into the shop just looking and wishing. It seemed so personal then. Lovely! Cathy

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  5. Perfect. Now my watercolors were more pastel and I darkened it with Picknik now I wish I hadn't. I cannot draw people for sure. You did a great job.
    QMM

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  6. this is really good, love the colours and the details.

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  7. Ooooh, this reminds me of Madeline! i think it's the yellow hat. How fun!

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  8. Linda, I think this is brilliant, actually. WOW. Yes, so detailed. I love the story behind it and all the toys, etc. Nice to see people too--you were brave1 :) As for the brown, you could "replace colour" in photoshop now that it's done to give it a slightly more warm glow to it if you wanted, but really, I think it is fine as is. It must have taken you ages.

    I was going to do my drawing on watercolour about the same size and then watercolour paints but felt too tired and weak to do it. Glad you did though.

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  9. I think you've done a really good job just as it is. It really is warm and inviting and I think all the colours work well :)

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  10. That is amazing!! WOW! You did the inside of the window, added people, awesome!! Really, perfect amount of color!
    xxDaniella

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  11. This is just fantastic! I love all the detail and the colors! :-)

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  12. This is just fabulous. I feel like I could just walk into that toy store and raom around looking at all the detailed toys... Love that you put people in the picture... It just makes it come alive!

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  13. I love that you have so much content in your painting,, thankyou for visiting me today,, I did this water color out on the balcony and I really didn't draw much of out,, just painted it with a quick sketch for a guide,, I real change from my usual work and I like that,,

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  14. I love your wonderful Victorian toy shop. So colorful and cheery. Not too much brown for me. I like it just as it is.

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  15. Love your toy shoppe....well done with the watercolours..great job....

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  16. This is lovely, love the giant doll house inside!

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  17. why do I think of christmas time when I see this? perhaps it's all the bright colors. lovely creation.

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  18. Love the wonderful toys in the window and the puppet theatre inside. I think it is very inviting!

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