March 1, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Cabin

This week's Scribble Picnic's theme is Cabin. As you can see this piece is from last week but completed or as complete as I think it is.
bonny & kat (click on the image for a larger view)
closeup 1 (click on the image for a larger view)
closeup 2 (click on the image for a larger view)
closeup 3 (click on the image for a larger view)
The cabin is, like Michael suggested last week, is the tree studio for the little octopus. But I also added a cabin somewhere just for the fun of it. This is a fictional creation with some touches of reality: french fries and onion rings, books, candies, a stuff bunny, shoes, leaves in a box, folded stars, saved rose petals, paint brushes, paint in tubes, canvases, an octopus artist who doesn't need water to stay on land, purple hair...

For more takes on this week's theme of Cabin, go here.

27 comments:

  1. Lissa,
    I love your details and imagination. So much to look at!! I had to keep going back to see more. The girl's expression - thoughtful.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. I like to use serene faces often. & artists can be very serene.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  2. This is a very original take on the theme Lissa, wonderful details and nice work!

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    1. thanks. I think this is one of my favorite pieces & I enjoy drawing it.

      have a lovely day.

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  3. I love it. It's all bandaged up and in a box. <3

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    1. you can say the cabin was the original studio for the octopus but due to the failure of not being able to make it properly, it has been abandon.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. Love your little cabin in the box. Fun that you put the two prompts together. Some pieces take more time... like this with all the details. This is such a fun piece to look at.

    You really do have a good sense of perspective in your lines. That is something I am trying to learn more about.

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    1. actually I was going to make the background a bit darker so that you can tell it is farther away from the table in front but since it's a daylight scene, it didn't make sense.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. WOW! This is a real treat for the eyes. Clever way to combine the two themes also...well done!

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    1. is it clever? I suppose it is plus it is quite nice to actually finish a piece.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  6. Totally agree with everyone here -- clever to combine the themes and especially when you deliver such intricate, time consuming works of art. I love that adding not just the cabin to the box behind the panting, but also the tree itself offering a cabin/den of sorts, allowed you to get around to painting your octo piece for this theme. REally, for you in particular, I might suggest you might always want to do it that way, epscially now that you know the themes ahead of time? So, for the next one you coudl easily combine umbrellas (which you so often do anyway) and lanterns, with maybe jsut focusing on the umbrella portion then the lantern the following week? The pay off is so worth it.

    I too find myself going back and forth, but between the original drawing and then seeing what you did with it with the colour. The painting definitely adds more depth and allows one to better distinguish each object.

    As always, you add so many lovely unique but very Lissa-like fairtyale elements like the organic details of entwined vines holding up a paintbrush tied to it or the "in case of emergency box" or the pantings withing paintings, etc, etc. So many amazing details! In fact, now that I look further, I see you even have lanterns already on the tree! :D

    Another wonderful addition to our weekly scribble picnic, even if anything but a scribble! :) I love it. Thank you so much, Lissa. Very generous of you to dedicate such commitment to creating and finishing it.

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    1. I don't mind combining themes but I do kind of prefer doing individual pieces if possible.

      perhaps you might also notice I seem to use the same elements a lot. I guess I seem to favor certain things but I do like to add some fanasty-like elements.

      yes, there are lanterns in this piece which I didn't even think about. I just add them in because studios needs lightening, so the lanterns came about.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. "perhaps you might also notice I seem to use the same elements a lot. I guess I seem to favor certain things but I do like to add some fanasty-like elements."
      -Do you then copy and paste vector shapes of umbrellas used before or jsut redraw it each time for what works for the piece at hand which is what I rather expect you do? Just curious.

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  7. I feel like I'm playing a little game of I Spy when I study this. What great details and wonderful little surprises.

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    1. there is a lot of stuff here isn't it? yeah, I tend to fill up spaces and this is exactly how I organize my things.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. What a fun and colorful pic! Of course, I love fries when I eat my cheeseburgers! Hugs...

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    1. yep, fries and cheeseburger, actually I have stopped eating burgers so...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  9. Oh, I almost missed that box of chocolates, but I see someone has been sampling them!

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    1. yes, she's been eating chocolate...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  10. I really admire you for creating such a beautiful illustration - everything thing is so well done. Serene face, her jewelry, the rope ladder, the books on the shelves, and the paint brushes - all amazing in such detail and color.
    Loving it all - Mary

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    1. thank you. I seem to always add mpre than necessary...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  11. This is a very fascinating piece. I really zoomed in to see other details not "given away" when you first look at it. Like.... the detail in the wood on your easel, the cabin having bandaids to hold it together, the beautiful braid in her hair in which she holds her pencils, the infinity bracelet....and my fave? "In case of emergency, break this box". Girl, WHAT is in that box? Hee Well done, Lissa!!

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    1. on the side of the 'emergency' box, it says 'chocolate' vertically but looking at it again, the letters are kind of hard to read.

      the cabin is like an abandon project that's why it has bandaids all over it, like those projects that you sometimes try to rescue but unsuccessfully, there is bandaid on her finger too but I think most people think that as a ring.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  12. Lissa, just so much detail and wonderful imagination. Such a great idea to combine the two and further develop the story. I feel that I am taking a sneaky peak into someones life. Pure escapism.

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    1. there are elements here that are from my life like the cups and boxes and stuff in boxes and books.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  13. goodness gracious you put me to shame. You're so good. *covers face*

    Your eye for detail is awesome, and I LOVE ALL THE PURPLE ELEMENTS!

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    1. you notice all the purple did you? it seems I somehow have used purple a lot in this piece which wasn't intentional but I decided purple is both of their favorite color and that's why there is a lot of it.

      have a lovely day.

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