Purify Color Sketch

I’m creating again! Finally! I’ve mentioned before that my faith is a big part of my life. More and more, I hope to convey that in my work. 

This newest sketch, done in pastels, was inspired by an essay I’ve been reading by JC Ryle titled Holiness : Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots. It’s available to purchase on Kindle if you’d like to check it out. 

My youngest daughter modeled for me.I still need more practice drawing humans, but I’m really happy with the sketch and can’t wait to transfer it to canvas. 

“Purify” – a pastel sketch by Melody Kittles

“Therefore, my dear friends, since we have these promises, let us purify ourselves from everything that can defile either body or spirit, and strive to be completely holy, out of reverence for God.”  2 Corinthians 7:1 (CJV)

New Items Available!

Last week, I was able to add two of my favorite pieces of art to my pages on Redbubble and Society6. Please do stop by and check them out. I’m working to add most of my art and photography to the sites but it’s slow work indeed with our wonky internet.

Here are the two pieces of art now available on my pages. You can visit the pages by clicking on the link for each site in the caption under each photo. Thanks for stopping by!

Web of Life

“Web of Life” – mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles – Check it out on Redbubble by clicking here. Check it out on Society6 by clicking here.

The Mechanic

“The Mechanic” – mixed media (drawing in micron pens, colors and textures added in Gimp) by Melody Kittles. Check it out on Redbubble by clicking here. Check it out on Society6 by clicking here.

Studies in Black and White With One Color Photo As A Bonus

I have been steadily working on uploading my 2015 photos to deviantArt. Here are the ones I shared there today. To find out more about them, the inspiration behind them, please click on the photos to be directed to their corresponding dA pages in my gallery. If you like what you see, leave a comment here or on the dA site or, perhaps, even purchase a photo print or gift! Thanks for your continued support!

"Unexpected Beauty" by Melody Kittles - This is the only non-monochormatic photo I uploaded today. I had to do quite a lot of editing on this photo to make it pleasant to my eye.

“Unexpected Beauty” by Melody Kittles – This is the only non-monochormatic photo I uploaded today. I had to do quite a lot of editing on this photo to make it pleasant to my eye.

"Sanctuary" by Melody Kittles

“Sanctuary” by Melody Kittles

"Wrapped Up In You" - by Melody Kittles

“Wrapped Up In You” – by Melody Kittles

"Don't Follow The Lights" - by Melody Kittles

“Don’t Follow The Lights” – by Melody Kittles

"Tainted" - by Melody Kittles (In case you cannot find it, some silly person thought this ditch was a trash can!)

“Tainted” – by Melody Kittles (In case you cannot find it, some silly person thought this ditch was a trash can!)

"Soul Rocked" by Melody Kittles

“Soul Rocked” by Melody Kittles

Wave Action

“Wave Action” by Melody Kittles

I hope you enjoyed all these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them and editing them. Please leave comments if you would! I enjoy hearing what my readers have to say. Some of these photos are available for purchase, some are available as downloads and some are not available for either! Please do check the dA site before doing anything with my photos! Thanks again for your continued support!

Web Of Life

This is the first drawing I worked on while on Thanksgiving break. I really had a lot of fun creating this one! It’s another mixed media piece, the drawing done on sketchbook paper with micron pens, an HB pencil, a ruler and a compass, then photographed and edited in Gimp. I added the color that way since we’re away from home for a little bit and I don’t have any paints with me. I will be creating a different color effect in acrylics on this piece and “The Mechanic” when I return home, though it may be some time before they are done. When complete, I’ll share the final result with my readers here. To order a print (no downloads please!!), click here to go to my gallery or click the photo to go to the artwork page. All artwork prints are on sale (25% off) for Black Friday only! Support your local artists, artisans and small business owners this year while you shop for Christmas gifts!

"Web of Life" - mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles

“Web of Life” – mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles

There Once Was A Doll

Today’s art challenge was focused on a childhood memory or toy. I created a limerick style poem…almost… It has a chaotic twist that makes me think of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show for some reason! I hand lettered the poem onto the paper in ink. And I have to say I tossed all the rules out and should not have. I didn’t put in the light guidelines for the words of the poem to stay straight. *shrugs* Hindsight is 20/20, or so they say. I wonder if I’ll remember the next time I do something like this. I chose to paint a mermaid that looks nothing like the doll I had as a child. Perhaps, she’s more like a mermaid that doll might have grown up into? My doll didn’t have green hair and she looked like a small, chubby-cheeked toddler. I used acrylics and my fingers, as well as 4 different brushes to paint this picture. I used a round brush to paint the golden green spots of shimmer on her tail. I used the round, flat end of another paintbrush to create the bubbles. I used a really bristly brush to create her hair by dabbing paint blobs onto the paper and then blowing the paint around to created the streaming effect. Anyway, I painted with Magiba and we had a great time chatting together while we painted. I said more about this painting and the memory in the deviantART description. You can get there by clicking the picture…any maybe buy a print, if you like.

"There once was a doll at the mall.  At her price, Mom was slightly appalled. But have her, I must, Gave to Santa my trust, And under the tree found... Her Sister!

“There once was a doll at the mall.
At her price, Mom was slightly appalled.
But have her, I must,
Gave to Santa my trust,
And under the tree found…
Her Sister!

 

Current Project Done For Now

I finished the pencil doodle I started this morning. I have to say, I needed to take a few breaks to rest my hand! I haven’t done this much detail work since high school, many moons ago. But I’m truly happy with the result of my labor. I may ink it in and add a little color later but I’m done for today. I used my cell to snap this shot and edited it with Pixlr Express. I uploaded a similar photo to my deviantART account that I edited in Gimp. I’ll be linking this photo when I get back to my computer. I hope you enjoy the picture!

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This is my completed artwork for today’s art challenge “Growing”. Pencil doodle