This was a quick art journal page for Art Every Day Month but it turned into a technical adventure. WordPress has some little critters in it messing up my html code. I am not a programmer but I managed to diagnose the problem and solve it. Along the way there was a scare that I would have to reinstall wordpress in a way that would delete every previous post – basically start from scratch. That had me in a panic! Luckily, it was an easy fix – it just took me 2 days to find it.
As I have been visiting artists’ posts through AEDM my mind has been returning to several posts that were sketches or all black and white. So I thought I’d try it.
I just couldn’t leave it black and white. I just couldn’t.
Thought the raindrops needed something so I outlined them.
Next I wanted some sparkle so I put glitter over each raindrop. It muted the brightness of the colors some and I must admit – I wasn’t happy with that. So I added the blue & yellow watercolor.
I can’t leave anything black and white either 🙂 Very cute art page!
I love the rain(bow)drops!
I love that your “technical difficulties” resulted in such a lovely page! I can almost smell the rain and hear the drops on the umbrella!
Glad you got your Blog sorted out! Love your raindrops, too! Valerie
what fun. sometimes i adore B&W. other times, only colour will do!
trying again (83.02 gnfoar – word verification. omg, that’s horrid! do you find you get tons of spam without this verification?)
Yes, I did. I would have spam on every other post. Sorry it such a pest – I wish I didn’t need it.
Good work Carolyn, love the page and I’m very impressed that you sorted out techy problems, give yourself a pat on the back.
Rain can be so beautiful and welcome…and in your world it is also colourful!!! :))
This is so cute, and I love your explanation of the process!
I´ve spent a lovely time browing your blog. So colourful and vibrant! There are many things here I want to try out. Thanks for the inspiration!
love the line work in the umbrella and so glad the tech gremlins let you post it because i wouldn’t have liked to miss out on this one xx
Umbrella rocks! 🙂 I know what you mean about not being able to resist adding color, it’s so hard for me to leave a sketch as a sketch!
Glad you were able to sort out the glitches. Computers overwhelm me.
I love the progression on this sketch–and that you kept adding because I love the end result! So cute! The colored raindrops–love them!! 🙂
If only raindrops were always so colorful… wouldnt that be great?
I like your blog… off to explore more of it
Such fun colors – I have never associated cheerfulness with rain, but I can now!
These are really pretty. I like the colorful raindrops.