Kirsten Bailey: Art

Little Acrobat

This week’s topic over at Illustration Friday is “acrobat” – here’s my little acrobat:

Little Acrobat - Original watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

I used little drops of diamond glaze on the web to make it look like dew.

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12 Responses to “Little Acrobat”

  1. Cynthia Schelzig Says:

    oh I love this!!! Looks fantastic and your watercolors are really nice.

  2. AtelierBrigitte Says:

    Yes, you have a spider too! Lovely illo – the web is beautiful.

  3. sandy leas Says:

    How did you make the web? I’d like to do this one. I love it!

  4. Kirsten Says:

    I used a watercolour masking liquid. It’s a pain to use because it’s smelly and completely ruins brushes, but you can get some really cool effects with it.

  5. Ruth Says:

    This is beautiful! Would it be okay if I did a lesson on this with my art class? Once I make a blog, I will link it to this website.

  6. Kirsten Bailey Says:

    I would be honoured 🙂

  7. Nic Hahn Says:

    I have seen this ALL over pinterest!! It became the inspiration for my 2nd grade art class. THANKS!!

  8. Alicia Says:

    Can I ask how you applied the dye to get the effect in the background? It is awesome!

  9. Kirsten Says:

    I used watercolour paints for the background. I applied the paint first, and then while the paint was still wet I dripped clean water onto the paper. Using good quality watercolour paper helps. Thanks for your lovely comment!

  10. Alicia Says:

    Thanks for your response. Can I also ask what the web is made of?

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