Art, Doodlewash, Drawings, Illustration, Indie, Life, Sketch Book, Watercolors

Illustration – Friends

Friends
Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today my doodlewash is not about food, but I would like to share an older post and I hope that you enjoy it!
Anyway will be good for #doodlewashaday

Friends and Sennelier…
I wanted to use my new French Sennelier Watercolor! So I needed to create something!

I love and enjoy Illustration, and sometimes I like drawing cute  whimsical characters a little bit out of my ordinary watercolor paintings and sketches. Creativity it is something that there are no words to describe it! Inspiration can come to me  from anything and anytime, everywhere, and often start with something to ends with something totally different from what was at first inside my mind, it is a very fascinating and abstract process, that’s how I call it!

While I was thinking what to begin with to start my drawing, the word “Friends” came up to my mind I don’t know why, at the same time I was on my Pinterest (Follow me) pinning things for my numerous boards.  I came across some very cute little dolls. I was captured by their sweet, nice faces with big eyes and instantly I felt the wish to draw them. I quickly made my sketch, when the word “Friends” came back to mind again and that was it!!! It was perfect for my new illustration. I am going to dedicate this drawing to all the amazing Bloggers Friends and Artists I found here on WP community. 🙂

Friends
Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Some technical details
I quickly sketched first with a pencil #2 HB few light lines just to give me an idea to the two figures and the flower then I painted. For this Illustration I was very excited to use my new French Sennelier watercolors. I use many different brands of watercolors I love  Sennelier their watercolors are beautiful so vibrant, very pigmented, they are rich, luminous and honey-based. I purchased this metal travel box on Amazon it is small and easy to carry almost the size of an iPhone it can fit anywhere.

Sennelier Watercolors Travel Box
Sennelier – L’Aguarelle French Artist Watercolors

This Watercolor set is inspired by the bright and lively palette of Southern France. Each set contains 12 half pans of top quality French Artists Watercolor and two built-in palettes within a compact and sturdy metal case. Reformulated with an increased honey content gives each watercolor incomparable brilliance and luminosity while acting as a preservative to extend the paints longevity.
I love the fluidity of the colors a little goes a long way. I am very happy how my illustration turned out. I gave the finish touch going over with a black ink Pigma Micron pen 0.3 to finish and add shades. I painted this with a very light wash not on a watercolor paper but on a mix media ProArt Sketchbook size 9×11 inches.

Sketck Book - Friends2a

 

#doodlewashaday

Happy doodlewashes!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

Copyright© Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Featured, Friendship, Life, Reblog, Reviews, Uncategorized

A blogger to know

Today I had a wonderful surprise from my blogger friend writer and journalist Romanus Ngobesing  from the Blog Success Inspirer he made my day with this surprise post! And I love to share it with all of you! Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you Romanus 😉

SUCCESS INSPIRERS' WORLD

YesterdayAfter is a blog I would love to invite you to visit and meet the brain behind it. I will tell you why.

The web space in question is a unique environment through which the author wishes to “touch your soul with our One-of-a kind creations” and to let her creativity “inspire you in your daily life.”

The brain behind YesterdayAfter is a radiant soul, Carolina Russo; and if you ask me who she is, I have no difficulty telling you.

Carolina’s gleaming beauty is the first attraction that hits your vision when you visit her site and read her ‘About page’. But far beyond that sweet face is a tender loving heart.

Ask me how I know this. I have trailed Carolina’s language journey on her site, my site and other sites and I find no thread of doubt in my mind that the shiny smile on her face…

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Art, Illustration, Life, Messages to readers, Poems

When souls connect…

Golden Aura
Today I would love to share with you a beautiful post from my lovely Blogger friend Allison at glorybegin.com

Yesterday she was celebrating her Blog Anniversary with this post she wrote:

{Podcast} The Single Most Killer Creative Skill I Mastered by Blogging

It is amazing how we all can connect our creative spirits and souls and be inspired from one another through Blogging! During my last 6 months, the journeys of my Blog YesterdayAfter.com I came across amazing people who inspire and enrich my soul on a daily basis. I got to connect with amazing creative souls around the worls that I would never had chance if wasn’t for my Blog. We all can relate with this beautiful Cosmic connection of our souls. Allison inspired me yesterday with her post, this is why I love Blogging,  while I was leaving her a comment, words just came to me at the point to create a Poem…her reaction touched my heart…because my words went straight to her heart and soul and this is all about when we are sharing Love we encourage, inspire, opens hearts, give happiness…

10/12/2015

My comment to Allison post:
This is so beautiful Allison ❤ Happy Anniversary! I am truly happy to be part of your journeys as you are part of mine, I love what you are doing and I truly love to hear your voice with your podcast, it is one of my dear places where I go when I need to hear enrichment for my soul, and a place where I can relax closing my eyes, listening to your beautiful words. I am agree with everything you just said in this post. I am an artist and creative soul which I express my creativity in many ways, willingly to reach the heart and souls deeply, with my creations of every kind and my greatest gift is when someone tells me, that got inspired by my art and me. I started my Blog 6 months ago I learned a lot too, and I love it so much to interact with other great souls around the world. I was afraid at first, I felt like I was just a drop in the ocean…and I would never be seen, but then one day I did my jump into the water and started to swim with passion giving out everything, my words, my art, my soul and letting go free. I had beautiful response and amazing people came to my way which I connect every day, including you!
After I listened to your Podcast today, I was inspired to write something for you in celebration.
This is for you with love and light:

Dear Allison
ray of beautiful light expanding through the universe,
filled with love and joy.
Expressing your inner soul to us
through your precious words,
how glowing is a creative way to spread love and light.
Opening your wings and letting go
your amazing truth of love flowing in the air,
and become one with our cosmos.
We all are one and truth with our creativity to be
spread from our hearts, like seeds in the wind
to reach unexpected and amazing places,
let go your seeds free…let go…let go…

Love
Carolina

Allison response:
Ohhh Carolina!!!!
Your INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING comment just came through!! When I saw it earlier it was just the first line!
Oh My God. Babe – beautiful soul sister, I am in awe of YOU. Your words, your spirit, your brilliant radiating energy – you humble me. I literally have tears in my eyes reading this (I read it like five times, dear friend.
I have written your beautiful poem in my personal journal where I keep all things that speak to me when I need to hear voices of the angels. You are an ANGEL to me, I hope you know this.
Please let me know that you saw my reply here because your comment will stay with me always, always. I’m sorry I didn’t see the whole thing until now – I don’t know what happened.
I could never thank you enough for being YOU! Keep shining and spreading your gorgeous art, okay? Don’t you ever stop. The word needs the light you bring, my love.
Biggest hugs and so much, so much love, always,

Allison XOXO
I wanted to share this, to encourage and inspire others!

-CR

Art, Illustration, Life, Watercolors

Illustration – Friends

Friends

Yesterday I wanted to use my new French Sennelier Watercolor!

So I needed to create something!

I love Illustration, and sometimes I like drawing cute characters a little bit out of my ordinary watercolor paintings and sketches. Creativity it is something that there are no words to describe it! Inspiration can come from anything and often start with something to ends with something totally different from what was inside your mind it is a very fascinating and abstract process, that’s how I call it! While I was thinking what to begin with to start my drawing, the word “Friends” came up to my mind I don’t know why, at the same time I was on my Pinterest pinning things for my boards and I came across some cute dolls. I was captured by their nice faces and big eyes and instantly I felt the wish to draw them. I quickly made my sketch, when the word “Friends” came back to mind again and that was it!!! It was perfect for my new illustration. I am going to dedicate this drawing to all the amazing Bloggers Friends I found here on WP community. 🙂

Friends

Some technical details: I quickly sketched first with a pencil #2 HB few light lines just to give me an idea to the two figures and the flower. For this Illustration I was excited to use my new Sennelier watercolor. I love Sennellier their watercolors are beautiful and very pigmented rich and luminous honey-based. I purchased this metal travel box on Amazon it is small and easy to carry almost the size of an iPhone it can fit anywhere.

Sennelier Watercolors Travel BoxThis Watercolor set is inspired by the bright and lively palette of Southern France. Each set contains 12 half pans of top quality French Artists Watercolor and two built-in palettes within a compact and sturdy metal case. Reformulated with an increased honey content gives each watercolor incomparable brilliance and luminosity while acting as a preservative to extend the paints longevity.
I love the fluidity of the colors a little goes a long way. I am very happy how my illustration turned out. I gave the finish touch going over with a black ink Pigma Micron pen 0.3 to finish and shade.

Sketck Book - Friends2a
Copyright© Carolina Russo