March 22, 2017

The fairy and the midnight guest

 The fairy and the midnight guest
 The fairy and the midnight guest (click on image for a larger view)
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This week's Scribble Picnic theme is fairies. This is the color version from last week's post For more takes on the Scribble Picnic theme of fairies, go here.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely to see this all coloured in Lissa, it's a magical piece.

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    1. I've tried not to use too many colors since I often used too much but now I notice I seem to have used a lot of blues & greens but it looks good.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  2. Lissa you are the master of fairies....I think that maybe you are one...and just haven't told us. Your details so fascinate me. I such a fast and furious, as art takes up a small portion of my life. How I wish I could slow down and really thank about the theme. I am trying to already think about "boats". HaHa. If you have a magic fairy dust...will you send some my way!!!

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    1. Wow, Wanda, your comment is so sweet here and how true@ :)

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    2. Wanda....you are so sweet!! But yes, I agree with you....Lissa knows the meaning of "MAGICAL"....I want to visit her and "study" art with her a few days or so. :)

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    3. Wanda, you always said the sweetest, wonderful things, thank you! if I have any magic fairy dust at all, I would send some to you and the rest to the rest of the world.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  3. Lovely to see your art from last week in colour...beautiful work, Lissa! Your attention to detail is amazing.

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    1. I do like showing the uncolored and then the color, it sort of shows the process but not quite.

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  4. OMG - everything is so fantastic Lissa! The finished piece used for the 'lantern' theme is even lovelier than ever. Your collage with such amazing details such as braided hair, gossamer wings, and twirling vines is sooooooo beautiful. Do you live among the fairies by chance?
    Fabulous!

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    1. Lovely comment. She must!

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    2. Mary, thank you for your kind words. as you may not have noticed, I draw a lot of braided hair girls, I like them a lot.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  5. I love that you continued on with last weeks piece to include this weeks theme. It is wonderful! I do click on them to take to heart the details. I find the leaf hammocks wonderful and clever. The purple braids a little bit messy, so true to form. Seeing the little ones sleeping on the shelves makes me smile and smile. Your often used vines are magic in this as is the light from the lantern.

    I feel enchanted by this. Plus the human, she almost feels invisible with her eyes closed. The opposite of how fairies are invisible to most people. Love that, not sure if you even meant that?

    Bravo!

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    1. yep, vines and trees seems to be my constant habit, in fact, I have a few pieces with vines and trees that are still unfinished.

      the human girl is somewhat invisible because she is quiet and sleeping like the little fairies. that is the idea - that she just enters this little home of fairies and fell asleep. perhaps she was once a fairy? there are little things to tie her to them - the leaves in her pocket, the sun/star necklace that matches the clock and the picture, the colors of her clothes, her red hair - but it's all speculation and since this is a fictional, anything is possible.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  6. Lissa, I really enjoyed reading the well deserved lovely comments your incredible piece elicits. If there was anyone I was thinking of for this theme, it was surely you, then Andrea with Falling Ladies. You love drawing fairies so I'm so glad you took to it and ran with it as you have here. I love that you even drew a tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum fairy twins and all the other ones too, not just the main lantern carrying one.

    I love the hammock, the fairy whose back faces us, cluthcing her toy and my fave has to be the funny looking pale one with green hair. So fun. Utterly magical and utterly perfect for the theme! Thank you.

    I really do think you doing both themes into one so you have time to draw all your details then colour the following week is perfect for you. I will try to ensure that the theme after "Boats" works for you with that one too. Thanks again, Lissa. You are a total gem to to do that. I can safely say you have inspired us all...again! :)

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    1. I actually have a finished piece that I was going to use if I didn't finish this piece. funny, I don't really draw all that many fairies, just magical creatures that might be fairies

      the hammock is needed. I didn't want the fairies to be sleeping in any ordinary beds. that green-hair boy fairy inspired the others to exist, there was going to be just the two but somehow the others showed up.

      I do like combining themes but it's not always possible. haven't really work on boats yet.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me....and I must say this every time I leave a comment! haha Your work is amazing!! There's like a half a dozen stories inside your MAIN story with every illustration you do. I'd LOVE to know what goes through your mind....and what on earth inspires you to create such BEAUTIFUL pieces!

    I adore the little fairies tucked in their own little, comfy beds, the hanging lanterns and LOVE the moon peeking in the top window. :)

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    1. I don't know remember what I was thinking while working on these but I can tell you, there was not much thinking going on.

      the moon was sort of removed and then added back because I realized there should have been more than one window here even though it is one view of the home, but then I sort of like the idea of a midnight guest under a moon so it was added back on.

      thank you for coming by, have a lovely day.

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  8. Delightful! One never thinks about fairies needing to sleep, but of course they would, especially the young ones! I do hope Teddy doesn't drop the book he fell asleep reading!

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    1. the names aren't easily read especially 'Teddy' which is really 'Toddy' but now I think I like 'Teddy' better. the others are Sunny - the blue fairy, Anne, the purple one with the long braids, and the twins are Bee and Jee. now that I think about it, the names just came up...

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  9. Love Wanda's post! I often wonder if fairies are among us...watching, and waiting to assist. Great artwork, Lissa! Hugs...

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    1. I like think all things are possible especially little magical creatures...

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  10. I think this young lady happened upon the fairy nursery, the one with the lantern being the night watch. The way you tie together the human and the fairies is very clever. I would love to see this work of art given to a classroom of children and having them write what the story is behind the picture. I know I have a few thoughts of my own.

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