Valentine

14 February 12


I don't really do Valentine's Day (other than having some quite festive raspberry cheesecake today actually), but I had this little lady waiting to be scanned since last month and today seemed like the perfect day. Watercolour and gouache on A3 paper, nice and simple.

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Wow, she’s SO pretty! I’ve been painting watercolor Valentine cards all day, and my friends were very pleased to receive them – but your illustration is simply perfect.

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair replied about 8 years ago.

all kinds of adorableness! I, too, don’t “do” Valentines but I did buy myself cheesecake & some pretty things today!

caren replied about 8 years ago.

All Valentine’s should be that nice. I “did” Valentine’s alone, since the bf lives in England. He sent me choccies, so I basically devoured all but one :) (I was eating for the two of us? Haha.)

Vanessa replied about 8 years ago.

Just perfect. You are supertalented.

Sofia replied about 8 years ago.

Ohhh she is super sweet! :) loving the colours and stripes. Fxx

Fanni replied about 8 years ago.

Wouah ! Just Wonderfull !

Stephanie replied about 8 years ago.

So beautiful – that’s for sure!

Jennifer Nilsson replied about 8 years ago.

Like all your works, this one is lovely! Congratulations!

amets replied about 8 years ago.

She’s like one of those chewy lip-shaped lollipops.

Jacqueline J. replied about 8 years ago.

This is positively charming! I love the assortment of textures throughout.
xo.

K replied about 8 years ago.

Ahh this is S T U N N I N G – I can’t get over how gorgeous the color scheme is _

Kailey replied about 8 years ago.

So cute! I love this style :)
xoxo.

Jessica replied almost 8 years ago.

Those soft fresh colours, magnificant.. Unique new style for me.. Think I copy one to my blog, will give you the credits of course!

Emilie replied almost 8 years ago.

I have an art question…how do you get your watercolors from paper to computer so bright with bright white background? Any help?

Autumn

Autumn replied almost 8 years ago.

Hi Autumn,

If you’re using a textured watercolour paper it’s pretty impossible to get the paper white without blowing out all the colours in the paint. So what I do is scan it in and adjust the brightness/colour/levels/curves or whatever in photoshop, until the painted areas look good. Then I select the background and just delete it.

Hope that helps!
Kris x

kris atomic replied almost 8 years ago.

Oh! I love her! <3

Essi replied almost 8 years ago.

love her!!!!!

Marisa replied about 7 years ago.

please reopen your shop. okay thanks bye!

oni replied about 7 years ago.

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