Once again a stamp set inspired a fine art piece! I’ve been wanting to get out the watercolor pencils for a while now, and it was time – and after I sat and looked at Heffy Doodle’s Happily Ever Crafter (GREAT name!), I kinda had to make my own castle art! (See the rest of this post – there’s a card video too!)

I also wanted to make a castle this week because it’s the last day of VBS – and the kids are all being crowned today! Yep, really nice looking crowns, and it’s prince and princess dressup day. If I figure out how to look like a princess, then watch my instagram feed to see if I look royal at all. LOL!

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It was so much fun to just make up the castle shapes and relax with my watercolor pencils…I’ve been doing a lot of working from photos and plein air lately, so something this whimsical was a great change of pace! Drawing students, try this out – it’s a great exercise!

I stamped a scene with the Heffy Doodle set….and decided to stamp one on Neenah for Copic marker coloring, and one on watercolor paper. The Copic version: an ART CASTLE!! Yep. Had to go there. “ART” flags on top of the castle, and magical art supplies in the princess’ hand!! Heehee!!

I added a little tiny apron too, so she doesn’t get her princess gown covered in paint!

The watercolor pencil version is in the Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils too. And I’m trying something I told you about here recently: I’m learning how to do IGTV! If you want to watch this one being colored, hop over to my Instagram.

More inspiration….

Reason #2 for this drawing was mentioned – it’s VBS week! And our theme is all about castles, princesses and princes: Heirs of the King! On Sunday I posted a video HERE with another project inspired by VBS in my Bible.

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