Scoop

The gnome seems to have tips for getting a scoop!

The journalistic meaning of “scoop” was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this week’s prompt – blame it on having English as a second language (or on following the French presidential campaign?). However there are plenty of ice cream scoops over at Illustration Friday.

Around here, ice cream weather isn’t there yet:
winter evening mist

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Up

I first thought of hot air balloons and high mountains, and then I figured I’d rather interpret this week’s theme, “up” as in “standing up against”. Somehow more appropriate these days.

On the technical side, it was a good chance to practice drawing characters in low-angle perspective. I watched some really helpful videos on the topic, like this one or that one.
I’ll have to work on getting the volume right, though! The man is rather flat, don’t you think? I think it looks like he’s just been cut out from a sheet of paper.

December Drawings #23 & 24

The prompts for December 23rd and 24th on Eileen’s advent calendar were “star” and “angel”.

snow angel colored pencil drawing by marion
I didn’t make it today for “nativity”, but Eileen did.
It was a great pleasure to take part in her advent challenge.
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate today, and snowy greetings to all!

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December Drawings #20 & 21

Well I thought I could do it, but I’m lagging behind!
Eileen, however, managed to paint lights, candles, elves, santa’s bag, Santa and Mrs Claus despite the overwhelming holiday frenzy. Wow!

Here are at least Santa, and Mrs Claus posing as Rosie The Riveter.

 

Only a couple of days left! If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow (hopefully)!

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December Drawings #15

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “pajamas“. Very fun one! As you can see, it brought back happy childhood memories of winter holidays. It was a great occasion to dress my gnomes in wintry tones for a change.

If you feel inspired to draw or paint along, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join. Tag your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #14

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “snow”. I wouldn’t mind if a snowflake fell on my nose this week!

Speaking of snow, there’s a lot of it on the lovely scene Eileen painted yesterday.

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Tag your posts with #adventmcr.

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December Drawings #11 #12 and #13

Help! I’m running late!

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “sleigh”. There was only time for a tiny sketch today, since before that I had to finish my drawings for the two previous prompts: “holly” and “mistletoe”. Phew!  🙂

Eileen has been more constant than I have: did you see her holly and mistletoe paintings?

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December Drawings #10

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “gifts”. Let’s wrap ’em!

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #9

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “reindeer”.

Speaking of reindeer, I saw some in a nearby field while driving today! I hope I’ll get a chance to snap a photo soon.

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

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December Drawings #8

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “gingerbread”. I don’t know about you, but I’ll have my cookies with a cup of coffee.

I looked at photos to figure out where to put highlights and shadows on the coffee, and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. The shadows around the cookies, however, could be better.

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

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