Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DA February Calendar Draw

Earlier this month, I created a calendar page for February 2012 to enter into the Doodlers Anonymous calendar draw.  I had a lot of fun brainstorming this one - I actually drew quite a few different versions before I settled on this.  I didn't want to focus on Valentine's day and love, so I looked into what else February represents.  I eventually settled on violets (the flower of the month) and a hummingbird (bird feeding month).

I started out by drawing just the outline of everything.  After masking out some parts, I threw on washes of watercolor.  I removed the masks and started doodling in the details with a micron pen.  My final touch was adding in the white doodled background with a gel pen.  What a blast!

P.S. The entries are now up and if you are a part of Doodlers Anonymous (or would like to be) you can log in and vote for your favorites!


Dandelion and Daisy said...

I like your idea of using something besides hearts to represent February. Your blues, hummingbird and flower seem to say "spring is on it's way" instead of "time for chocolates", well, chocolates are O.K., too, just nice to see someone stretch their imagination and come up with something fresh and different!

Vee said...

Thank you so much! Oh and chocolates are good anytime! :)

Kat Sloma said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the line art with the blue background.

Vee said...

Thank you, Kat!