Sunday, 5 August 2012

Bats. . .

Good morning Sunday Sketchers... I hope you have all had a brilliant week and weekend.
This little girl popped onto my page this week
 and then her little bat friend (whom I've drawn before) decided to fly in via the chimney...
Tut tut he's leaving sooty footprints behind him...oh dear more cleaning. He says he's very sorry but whooshing down the chimney is so much more fun than knocking on the front door...

I personally can't think of anything worse but then I'm not a chimney whooshing soot seeking furry bat creature... I must get the chimney sweeped or I'll be spending the rest of the summer cleaning soot.


I used Micron pens and watercolours.  I hated watercolours at school, just couldn't make them work, they were always wishy washy or too bright ...(bad workman always blames his tools).   Well now I'm getting the hang of blending and wet on wet or wet on dry etc...especially love it when I get to splatter.

That's my "Fun and Nonsense" for now...Catherine xxx

23 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I wrote that you were bats and blogger shut me down. That will teach me! So this time when I comment I shall be much nicer! You are a wonderful illustrator :)

Laura said...

I just love them both but especially that cute little bat! I'm starting to get the hang of watercolor too a bit more now. I'm fascinated by the medium and it's the one that has dogged me the longest but now I feel like I'm at base camp of Mount Everest and ready to climb to the top!LOL!

Heather said...

Her face is amazing! I love her eyes and the nose.
Love the tiny bat, too!
xo

Christine said...

I love her eyes, cute sketch as usual!

Manon said...

I realy like this Catherine! You are great at water colouring. I find it the hardest medium to work with.
ManonX

Lynn said...

You have very cute people/characters in your art! Fun to see and the hear the stories they tell.

Tam Hess said...

Me too, me too! I hated watercolor in school...it was the watercolor fault, haha! Now I use micron pens and watercolor for all my paintings. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Rita said...

Beautiful! I love how you did her nose and lips. Cute little bat, too! I just saw a few bats flying around last night...don't see them too often here so was excited! (I love bats!)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheers, dana

Molly said...

I love her brooding eyes and pursed lips. Very sultry! :-)

Kristin said...

Fabulous!! xoxo

Sabina said...

I absolutely love this little posing pretty and her batty friend. I would love to see them both visit the pages of this blog in the future. I'm sure there's all kinds of mischief they could get into together.

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Catherine- this young lady has a different look to her than what I am used to seeing. Is she more mature? Sultry is a good word. Is this a different direction? If so, very enjoyable!

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Ok, the phrase- Art Deco just popped into my mind when looking at the eyes and eyebrows.

Alicia C said...

cool! she reminds me of a mix of Emily the Strange and Bratz Dolls. cool bats! you should see where I live - bats everywhere.

Sandra van Doorn said...

bonjour Catherine! how are you? love those big eyes! and how cool to have a bat friend.

Sharon Evans said...

Amazing eyes, your control of water is great! love the bat.

Alexandra said...

Catherine I love this sketch. Way too cute and perfect for the upcoming holidays. I also really like her eyes in this one. Hugs :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

This is wonderful Catherine! I really love it! Super water colours.
Been busy working (drawing) and am really looking forward to the 10 days off.
Congrats on opening your Etsy shop!!!

Tammie Lee said...

completely adorable!
i might have bats in my roof at the moment, so far they are quiet as roommates go.

Heather Santos said...

Oh how cute! Love this!

Lessandra said...

I love your little lady - does she have a name? I hope to join Sunday Sketches this Sunday (19th).

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa ilustraciĆ³n, hermosos todos tus trabajos!! Saludos!