Saturday, September 3, 2011

Orchid Faery - Pink Saturday


I once visited a greenhouse where rare orchids grew. That is where I met this little Orchid Faery, wearing these exotic blooms in her hair.  The orchids she wears are one of a kind, tended lovingly by a master gardener.
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I started with a pencil sketch, which I inked in with various sized indelible ink Staedtler pens. After inking, I erased the pencil lines, then added vibrant color with my beloved Prismacolor pencils.

To make sure the outside edges remained crisp and clear, I re-inked some of the more prominent lines. This must be done with care, gently rolling the ink pen tips periodically, because bees wax from the Prismacolor pencils can clog the flow of the ink.

Since I can't bear to part with the original drawing, you can purchase a limited edition, signed, numbered print at my Etsy shop, BethLeda Artworx.

For more fabulous pink stuff, join Bev at How Sweet the Sound!

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8 comments:

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful!!
Happy pink saturday!

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...
your pinks are so pretty...
God Bless You...
Kandy

Michele said...

truly gorgeous! HPS! xo

Jenny's Heart said...

So lovely! I am gonna save some pennies to gt a print :)

KleinsteMotte said...

Orchid fairy. I just love it and I continue to enjoy your colour palette.

Megan Coyle said...

Just lovely :) lovely colors, and I love how mischievous she looks

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!
What a sweet fairy, she is gorgeous ;:OD)

aimee said...

i love the sassy look on her face!