I created a little harvest gnome scene for this week's Watercolour Weekend post on the Art Impressions blog, combining some new and older sets.
I stamped the sitting gnome from 5785 - Gnomes Set, inking up only the gnome, and not the pot he's leaning against - in Tombows #969/565. I masked him off, and stamped the basket of produce from 5598 Harvest Set that was released last fall - positioning it as though he is leaning up against it, and also added one of the squirrels from 5599 Mini Mice & Squirrel set. Creating the scene is the hardest part!
I painted the orange pumpkins in tones of #933/905/947, and the blue ones in #228/493/249, painting the large one on the ground in a mottled pattern. The red apple and his hat are done in layers of #856, and the green one is #126/249. The spaghetti squash on the ground is painted with #990/991. For all of the produce, I kept the lightest layers on the top of each piece, as that is closest to the light source, and kept the undersides as the darkest, where the shadows are. Darkening the crevices also makes each piece seem more 3 dimensional. His nose and hand were painted in #850/903, his coat is in #993, and his shoes in shades of #977/969. The basket and squirrel both have light, warm tones of #947, with darker brown shades of #977 & 969 painted where the darker areas are under the squirrel's tummy, and in between the slats of wood. I used the small grass from 4051 Foliage Set in #126, and painted in out as a wash of grass, then added in darker shades of #177. #493 was painted on his trousers, and as a wash for the sky. I made all of the stumps to be tones of brown, and used #565 to add shadows around and under my images.
I added a few dots with my Navy Twintone marker, and cut out the scene with a decorative oval die. Check out the Ai blog on Sept 2nd to see what Tricia & Diane have created!