“Berry” Quirky…

We were challenged to make a quirky character on any surface using any material from my online class, Drawing Quirky Characters…

This assignment was just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again!

I started with a previous drawing and folded the paper in half vertically.  Using the white gel pen sketch as my guide, I cut out my quirky gal with scissors:

I don’t think I could have invented this hat without my scissors… (It reminds me of a hat that Wilma from the Flintstones might wear!) 😉

Lucy Cooke suggested I use it as a stencil so I did in my sketchbook with fluid acrylic paint:


Next, I drew details with pencil, added watercolor pencils, pan pastels to soften her features, black pen, white gel pen and color pencils:


I think she is “berry” quirky!  How about you?!

Note:  This was a fun way to create my own stencil.  I look forward to using this idea with other subjects too.

Cheers! 🙂

17 responses to ““Berry” Quirky…

  1. I love the stencil idea and how you’ve transformed Marilyn afterwards.

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  2. What a fun project of different processes. I love the stencil idea. I have a nice weekend Jill.

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  3. Wow, this is amazing, I don’t know how you ever thought to add so many cool steps, I probably would have stopped after the scissors, wow, so creative and cool Jill!

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  4. Wow, that’s so cool!!
    Love the stencil idea. ❤️

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  5. Lovely work Jill – homemade stencils are the best and I love yours… !

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  6. Berry!! 👍😉

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  7. So looks and personalities with one drawing! It’s quite amazing Jill.

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