Purple Puff

Today, Little One was in the mood for some blue and pearls. It’s now autumn, and she’s getting prepared for it and looking forward to donning some cute outfits for the season! To add to the excitement, she finds a purple puffy object attached to a string. One of her kawaii accessories she has created using some scrap cloth. She calls it her Purple Puff and wants to show and share her creations with us. How sweet of her! And of course I wanted to paint about it. Here I thought a slightly autumnal backdrop would be an idea.

Coloured Gesso

I firstly coated my paper from the Strathmore Mixed Media sketchbook with some gesso. This time, though, I mixed some white gesso with a drop of vermillion red colour. What I used was some liquid watercolor by Dr Ph Martins Hydrus. Then with a wide brush with short hard bristles, I applied the mixture in downward strokes to form this streaky pattern.

Painting Her Cute

Once the gesso was dry, I began painting. Jane Davenport’s acrylic paints were used again for the hair and face. For the hair, though, I firstly drew the hair with oil pastels in various brown shades then added brown paint. I also scraped a bit of modeling paste with a palette knife to give some texture. Then the dress was coloured in blue using Dylusions paint in London Blue.

Kawaii Details

And now for the Purple Puff. Little One was happy to pose with it! I firstly sketched it with purple oil pastel. Then for fun added a bit of Glass Beads before painting over it with Dylusions purple paint in Crushed Grape. The rope was traced over some green markers with green glitter glue. For the eyes I used brown acrylic markers by Molotow and coloured in with brown paint mixed in gloss medium. I added the pearls on the dress using Nuvo Drops. To complete the painting, I stamped on some flower designs and bubble wrap imprints with Distress Oxide. And here it is!

I thoroughly enjoy drawing my Little One in different forms! It’s also so much fun experimenting with various mediums, combining craft art with painting. Just pick and choose among what’s available and create something cool and kawaii. And make a kawaii story to go with it!

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