Cider Apple Fairies

Cider Apple Fairies, in gouache and coloured pencil, by Nancy Farmer, 2016
Cider Apple Fairies, in gouache and coloured pencil, by Nancy Farmer, 2016

I have finished the Cider Apple Fairies with two days to go, in time to get them into the Somerset Arts Weeks brochure. So that’s me signed up for Arts Weeks (17 September to 2 October 2016), and one more Alternative Flower Fairies picture ticked off. And a decision: next year there shall be a Flower Fairies calendar! I now have 10 Alternative Flower Fairies paintings, just two more needed. I shall also be doing another swimming calendar as this year’s was delightfully popular.

So, pictures of the Cider Apple Fairies – after a long line of Poison Flower Fairies I’m worried that these characters are a bit too nice, but really, Cider Apple Fairies would be fairly happy with the world. This is another painting that is coloured pencil over gouache, like the Ditch Dragons.

Cider Apple Fairies - detail 1
Cider Apple Fairies – detail 1
Cider Apple Fairies - detail 2
Cider Apple Fairies – detail 2
Cider Apple Fairies - detail 3
Cider Apple Fairies – detail 3
Cider Apple Fairies - detail 4
Cider Apple Fairies – detail 4
Cider Apple Fairies - detail 5
Cider Apple Fairies – detail 5
Detail of the apples. These were yellow gouache to give them warmth and shine, and then the red and other colours are added in pencils
Detail of the apples. These were yellow gouache to give them warmth and shine, and then the red and other colours are added in pencils

2 Comments

  1. Wow. That came out so good. I love your gouache+pencil art.
    You’re still the only one I know who does gouache art. It’s wonderful. ❤
    And that you often include how-to info really makes it so much more fun! 😀

    1. Thanks 🙂 pity I didn’t take pictures of this one half way through, was in a bit of a hurry to get it done in time…

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