Drawing challenge: Tiny

August 22, 2015

Tiny! What a lovely concept Tammie thought of for this week’s drawing challenge. Thank you so much Tammie.
I’m a big fan and a big collector of tiny things.
I love to stage found tiny things around the studio as inspiration while I paint.

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But I’m trying to concentrate on a project right now, and that’s that series of 8 maps I wrote about yesterday, so came up with this idea for our DC: The Little Owl.

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A bit of a variation on “tiny”, but hey, artistic license. 😀

The work has taken me three days, (here is the map at the end of day two), but I was concerned that I get them the actual size on the map, because they are only about 6 inches tall.

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I chose this map for them to stand on because of the repetition of the word little on it, it felt right, and also, their range goes up into this area of Lancashire, so all good.

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I’m very happy with this painting, and also with the way this first map took the paint because I was a bit worried about the war substitute paper it’s printed on.

Now to clean up the studio, get rid of the logs R brought in for me as reference, and chose a new map for the jay.

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Thanks again Tammie, that was loads of fun, and now I’m off to check out everyone else’s interpretations. Won’t you pop over to Tammie’s and have a visit too? Better yet, come join us. 😀

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Plum cake and an open fire for rainy days
Today was a good day

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  • Reply Möwe August 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Love your owls 🙂 And compared to “regular” owls these are
    very tiny :)) And I love that you’ve painted them on those
    maps – I just bought an old book to put in some quotes I like.
    I hope that turns out as nice as yours 😉

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  • Reply sarah August 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

    That’s so wonderful, I love it!

  • Reply eric August 22, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love your painting. It’s if they “gard” the country! – eric

  • Reply lissa August 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    nice painting, they looked like they might just fly off the map.
    hope you have a lovely day.

  • Reply Mary-Anne at Breathing Life August 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Oh my! these owls are superb! Well done, artistic license and all!

  • Reply Carole Reid August 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Stunning owls, Veronica. Very impressive that you are so focused you were able to work this week’s theme into your map project.
    Happy painting to you. xo

  • Reply jo headington August 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Love your tiny skull collection! And the writing on the maps you have used are so very tiny too..

  • Reply Patrice A. August 23, 2015 at 6:26 am

    i do not mind your artistic license
    you know i love owls!
    and these are beautiful….


  • Reply Norma August 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

    The coloration on the owls go so beautifully with the background map colors hey? This is just gorgeous and it sounds like you enjoyed the ‘mapping of the colors you’d use, and placement, etc.’ for the composition. I particularly enjoy the thinking/creative process you go through to get to your artistic goal. It is just so enjoyable for me. Thanks for sharing. Lovely work always, *hugs* Norma, x

  • Reply Sue Hutchen Lay August 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Gorgeous! I’m so glad that Tammy sent me over to you to have a look.

  • Reply Dixie August 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    The owls are beautiful.

  • Reply barbara bee August 24, 2015 at 3:18 am

    These owls are absolutely wonderful and very well placed on the map and yes the look quite tall in combination of the map, but your artistic license – haha – is well brought to life.

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson August 24, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Wow, Veronica- these owls are stunning and look so wonderful on this map! I can’t wait to see what the jay looks like!

  • Reply daryledelstein August 24, 2015 at 7:28 am

    awesome … if i didn’t like you so, i could really dislike you because you can do it all!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply tinyWOOLF August 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

    here’s tiny woman for ya… ;))). you know, i am amazed at how often tiny things are fascinating to artists, i don’t quite know how or why, but it seems to be a trigger of sorts… i only got interested after i took creating seriously, not really anytime before…
    your owls look very happy on that substitute paper. are they tiny on there? oh, yes, i guess, next the eraser… well done, veronica, n?

  • Reply fatdormouse August 28, 2015 at 12:31 am

    So lovely! I love your art work.

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