November 6-12, 2017

Moderately busy week for me with some craziness of family commitments to look forward to for the rest of the year. I realized I was doing art courses non stop since early March, wrapping up Folio Focus this week leaves me with some time to draw freely and see where it takes me. I was slowly winding down this week, trying to find what feels comfortable, yet stimulates me and helps me grow at the same time.

Let’s take a quick look at the art that got done:

1. Pastel ((See all on instagram under #greenrainartpastels ): 

Three paintings got done this week

a lion

lion soft pastel greenrainart

must practice more!

another sketch for the challenge, to be posted on instagram on Tuesday

blue sea greenrainart pastel

love painting water and sky!

and a memory from our recent trip

IMG_9057

Oswald West Park

2. Mandarin Oranges for Sketchflashmob (see #greenrainartfromlife  for more), only two weeks left in this challenge this year, I will definitely miss it!

mandarin colored pencil sketch greenrainart

all the orange!

3. Final week assignment for  Folio Focus (see all works under #greenrainartff17 hashtag on instagram), we were working on Christmas designs, with The Nutcracker in mind

The-Nutcracker-collection-Anya-Kopotilova

it was fun and a challenge for sure

made one more pattern to put on Sponflower and other print on demand sites

gingerbread pattern greenrainart

watercolor gingerbread figures

I am very very excited to have finally ordered some of my designs proofs from Spoonflower and hopefully will soon be able to offer them for purchase.

4. 52 weeks illustration challenge was a catch up (all drawings for this challenge can be now seen under #greenrainart52w tag on instagram)

I did three marker sketches for two weeks I missed and a new one

“Friend”

friend 52 weeks marker sketch greenrainart

however unlikely 😀

Delicious

Delicious marker sketch greenrainart

craving a cake

and for this week we were supposed to make a homage to a favorite artist. I chose Monet, I still have vivid memory of his exhibit I visited 11 years ago and never miss a chance to see his work

Monet painting marker sketch greenrainart

Japanese bridge and water lilies

5. 100 days challenge got somewhat interrupted, but I did a watercolor doodles of some tropical foliage and a holiday robin for a future card

tropical foliage sketch greenrainart

hoping to work on more botanic art in the future

winter wishes robin greenrainart

winter wishes

Thank you for looking at my artwork and have a lovely week everyone!

Love,

Anya

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