12.06.2011

Creative Tuesday: Mistletoe (#48)

It's Creative Tuesday; and I admit that it felt so nice to reconnect with my silliness today! 

Wondering what a Creative Tuesday is?  Every two weeks we grab our pads and something to color with to create for the theme over at Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment -- neat, no?

This week's theme is Mistletoe.  I have to admit that it's the first time in a long time that I went with the first image that popped in my head.  Let's have a look-see!


Any surprise that it's one of my goldens?  This this Katie -- our older one and who we claim is the fastest tongue in the east.  She is notorious for meeting someone new and trying to sneak in a kiss. 

Who wants a smooch??

I sketched and doodled this idea out several times over the week so that when I sat to do it for real... it was pretty natural.  Next, I went over the lines that I wanted to keep with a ball point pen.


Then I got to work erasing the pencil lines, adding a few more details, adding a greeting, and adding color with color pencils and markers. 

And, you can see here, that yes, I am working on the back of a used envelope.  I love the charm of working on reclaimed paper!


Here is a close up photo of my final version.


And the scanned version with minor touch ups in GIMP.
I think I may have to make a second version of this with Sammy, the puppy, in it and use it for a Christmas mailing.  Maybe I could put her under the tree with a bow on?  Wouldn't that be fun!! 

 
I hope you consider joining in this or the next assignment (really hope you do) and please take a look other artists in the community here.

15 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Super CUTE!!! I'll give you a GOLDEN SMOOCHes!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Too stinking cute!! We'll give you some sugar any day!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Wendy said...

SO cute!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Christie this is darling! I love it! I need a "black" version. :) Cute face on that drawing. It would make a great Christmas mailing. Duke always gives a hand kiss just to remind me he loves me. So sweet!

Kiera said...

That is just so adorable!

Christine said...

Christie this is delightful! And your reclaimed idea is really good for the environment!

Betsy said...

That's really cute, Christie! I'd take a smooch from Katie any day! :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is adorable!!!

Dina Thanki said...

Awww your puppy is so cute!!!

MMm.. said...

LO, like you need any excuse to kiss Katie already! Very adorable, mind you and i love the text embellishment too. A Very Christie Happy pic here! TY soooo much and how great it was the first on e that came to mind. I love when you talk about connecting with your creativity and looking forward to the CT. :)

Wanda said...

Oh this is too cute...What an inspiration... I must put some Mistletoe on my little Shih Tzu, Molly!!

Love how it starts as a sktetch, and then you let us seen the process and final outcome!

Very nice.

Terrie said...

Another lighthearted and totally fun drawing - very nicely done!

1000 Goldens said...

Adorable - good job :)

My Sweet Prairie said...

Beautiful!
YOU ROCK.
: )
I'll have to join in to these... Carpal tunnel surgery on Monday for my left hand. I'll be sketching for a month until I can fully use my hand again.

~Monika

Sheila said...

I love it , that is so sweet and would be really nice on a Christmas card . Great job!

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