Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sea Star - Process

I've been working on this little painting of a girl looking at a sea star, and decided to turn it into a pattern. It's still a work in progress, but here's my process so far.

I drew a sketch of a little girl sitting in an ocean shallow. I wanted to have more color and interest though, so I started adding tide pool rocks and critters.

Then I got to roughing things in and thought that this might make a fun pattern. I haven't made a complex repeating pattern before, so this is a learning process for me. First I needed to make my core image.

I began drawing some simplification studies from reference photos. I try to work from reference as often as possible. Sometimes I will pose for my own paintings if I can't find the pose I am looking for.

Now I am creating a line drawing from the original image. I want to include the water shine as well, but for now I am drawing the tide pools. Once I get this image to where I want it, I will split it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you all got chocolates that you would share with no one.

♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hourly Comic Day

Hey Chickadees!

So this year I participated in Hourly Comic Day and drew an ink drawing for each hour that I was awake. It was a day.









♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Is Here! Bring In the New Year!

Welcome 2017! I'm looking forward to see how much I accomplish this year! I did so much in 2016!!

One of the things I did, but hadn't gotten the chance to share was a children's book that was published by Leap Frog in Fall 2016. Cook it Up! is an educational children's book based around math. It's really exciting to see my work in print. Go pick up your copy!

Here are some of the pages:

Let me know if you get a copy -- I would love to hear your thoughts! I know a few people who already did ;)

♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥