Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bird Series - Part 1

Hello everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I have been painting a bunch of chubby birds for the past few weeks! I thought it would be fun to post all of the birds that I have so far here on my blog! I will post the rest when I finish them in a separate blog post.

To paint these tubby birds, I have been using a mixture of watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil. I like to use watercolor to give a soft, fluffy feel to the birds, then I add gouache for a few opaque pops of color, and finally, I use some colored pencil to give a little texture where I want it.

 Bluebird

 Cardinal 

Chickadee
 
 
 Bluejay

 Goldfinch

 Parakeet

 Pigeon

 Quail

 Snowy Owl

 Tufted Titmouse

 Toucan

 Robin

Hummingbird

Which bird is your favorite so far?

Prints of all the birds are available to purchase in my online store:

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Cheers,
Ashley xoxo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Buncha Stuff

Hey everyone!
I hope you are all doing well! I just have a quick little art drop for today, nothing too fancy -

 Finished this commission near the beginning of October, but never posted about it until now! Just a cute little portrait of grandkids.

  Started this watercolor/ink drawing the other day and still haven't gotten around to finishing it. Typical me.



Finally, this is the first bird of a series of cute lil fluffy birds I will be starting during the month of December! The snow always makes me think about birds for some reason, so I thought it would be fun to paint a bunch of them this month. They will be for sale on my website, so keep an eye out for them! I will update my Instagram and Facebook with details when they are, though! 

Thank you all so much for your support! 

Cheers,
Ashley xoxo

Friday, November 17, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 3

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to do a quick post with the rest of my Inktober creations! I'm pretty sad that October is over and I won't get to doodle up Skelly or Spider for another year, but I'm also really excited about all the free time I suddenly have!

If you were curious, there is a book full of the adventures of Skelly & Spider from 3 years ago when I started them! (2014, not these photos!) You can purchase it here:

www.ashleyfairbourne.com/store/skelly

 

 Day 27 of Inkober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go shopping.

 Day 28 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go for a ride.

 Day 29 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita dress up for Halloween.

 Day 30 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hear someone coming.

Day 31 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hide in the drawer until next time!

Thank you all so much for all your support! I always appreciate the kind words and messages you all write me! 

Cheers,
Ashley xoxo

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 2

Hey everyone!

I was hoping to be able to update my blog sooner, but this will have to do! Here are some more Inktobers of Skelly & Spider from this month - Only 5 more days to go, so I will be posting again soon. Enjoy!

Day 6 of Inktober: Skelly gives himself a haircut.
 
 Day 7 of Inktober: Skelly gets a tattoo.

Day 8 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider practice photography.
 
Day 9 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider brush their teeth.
 
 
Day 10 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider pull an all-nighter.
 
 Day 11 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider learn how to knit.

 Day 12 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go for a bike ride.

 Day 13 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider hijack a train.

 Day 14 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider take a siesta.

 
 Day 15 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go exploring.
 
Day 16 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider try acupuncture.
 
Day 17 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider encounter the Abominable Snowman.
 
Day 18 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider have a movie night.
 
 Day 19 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider roast marshmallows.

 Day 20 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play guitar.

 Day 21 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get spooked.

Day 22 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get a bellyache.
 
Day 23 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider climb a mountain.
 
Day 24 of Inktober: Skelly rekindles an old flame.
 
Day 25 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita carve a pumpkin.
 
Day 26 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play with fire.

That's everything for today! I still need to get today's Inktober post ready, so I will include that in my next blog post!

Until next time - - Cheers!
xoxo Ashley

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 1

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having an awesome October so far! This is always my favorite time of year for so many reasons - - It's no longer 1,000 degrees outside, the leaves start changing color, everything tastes super cozy and warm... and Inktober of course!

For Inktober this year, I decided to bring back our old friends Skelly and Spider! It's been a good 3 years since I last did anything with them, so I thought it would be fun to bring them back again! I will be posting my Inktober photos here every other week, so stay tuned! Here are the first 5 days of Inktober:

Day 1: Our old friend Skelly awakes from his slumber.

 Day 2: Skelly finds Spider.

 Day 3: Skelly & Spider do some ironing.

 Day 4: Skelly & Spider play poker with friends.

Day 5: Spider gives Skelly a makeover.

That's it for today! I will post again soon to show you guys some more Inktober shenanigans!

Cheers,
Ashley xoxo