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It’s me!

Recently I’ve been thinking about someone who wanted me to draw them an angel awhile back. I thought I might give it a go now. I don’t know how my finished product is going to turn out but I’ve started doodling ideas and such. I also thought this would be a good opportunity to practice using colored pencils as I am not so familiar with using them as a serious medium.

I used reference pictures of course. I decided to just try and draw an entire angel with the wings spread and all that.

Here is the sketch I did for my first go at it. Typical, nothing outrageously good or bad. I started with the well known circle for the head, triangle for the torso, and another circle for the hips. I ended up shortening the shoulders anyways…and making the hips bigger. I tried not to sexualize the angel too much, kind of easy to do.

Next I just traced over my drawing on tracing paper and used that to experiment with colors.

Here is what I’ve decided to do so far. I liked the purple and gold in the wings in the first reference picture so I decided to do use those colors for the wings. I started out with a faint blue shadow on the dress but I really like it with the pink on the bottom actually. I’m still deciding how to finish the wings and how to blend the purple and gold…maybe another color in between? Not sure yet =)

I like having multiples so that I can try a lot of different things without getting the paper all smudgy or I’m trying to cover up mistakes with color. Plus, I think maybe the final one I end up sending to this wonderful woman will be an acrylic painting. I tried my hand at that and loved the result <3

My problem with any kind of project is that I will start it, but it is hard for me to finish them! I don’t know what it is, maybe the initial excitement is gone. However, this is something I’ve told myself I’d work on…maybe I see a New Year’s Resolution already? hmmm.

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Princess Bubblegum Costume

Its Zoey again =)

And I’ve made some progress on my costume. Of course, after Halloween I lost some gumption to work on it as often, but I’m still working on it =)

I made the structure of the top of my dress using an old crop tank top and a bra. It adds support and was easy to do.

This is all I did to attach the two pieces together. Easy by-hand stitching. The shirt did have a lace piece across the chest but I removed that with seam rippers before I sewed the top and bra together.

Here is the full shirt. I didn’t sew all the way around the shirt either, just the front. Im using these colors as a base, so the shiny see-through fabric I’m using as the actual color is actually pink and not see-through shiny pink-ish.

I made the cover for my tutu as well, but I’ll add that when its not just a cut out piece of fabric =)

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Easy Tutu-torial

Hello from Zoey!

Its almost Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays! And this year I decided to try and make my costume. Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time is my goal by the end of it. Even if I don’t make it in time for Halloween I think I’m still going to finish it. That’s what today and tomorrow day are for though =) Oh the life of a procrastinator…

Here is Princess Bubblegum in all her glory, in case you haven’t heard of this wonderfully colorfully cute cartoon.

I decided that instead of the long skirt on my dress, I decided to ‘spice’ it up and make it nice and short. To have a cute princessy feel to my dress I definitely needed to have a tutu for under it. This was my first endeavor on this journey.

I found this idea on Pinterest. So many people were repinning this no-sew easy tutu and I definitely had to try it out myself. Being the skeptic I am, I wasn’t sure how well it’d turn out. I did it anyways =)

First I went out and bought 5 yards of bright pink tulle. Tulle is surprisingly cheap! Great for my very shallow wallet ha!

I didn’t use all 5 yards, I still have a good amount left actually. I figured I wanted the tutu to be about 14 in long…er wide. I cut strips measuring about 28 in long and 2 in wide. I didn’t get an exact count on how many strips I cut, but it really depends on how poofy you want your tutu and how wide you’re making the tutu.

I measured around my waist and cut my elastic band I also bought 1 inch larger than my waist measurement.

Fold one strip of tulle in half so you have a loop on one end and the two ends on the other. Place it behind the elastic band and pull the ends over the band and through the loop. Pull tight and tada! Easy as that!

For more Poof I cut strips in two different lengths. The 28 inch strips and then 24 inch strips. I alternated lengths when I put them on the elastic band. This isn’t necessary but I thought it would make it more fun and poofy =)

This is the result. I didn’t mind the elastic showing since it will be under the rest of the costume, but more tulle or better placing would fix that =)

Yay! Do Art!