Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thursday Art Date: Descent and Paint Party Friday!


Hello Friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Descent. I have a funny feeling that Bugs Bunny's descent is going to be a rough one! 


But have no fear, Bugs has none! I asked him to rappel down a rock cave so I could draw his descent and all I had to pay him was a bucket of carrots for his time. ๐Ÿ˜Š I did this drawing with graphite pencils (4B, 2B and HB).


I followed a tutorial for my lovely Betta Fish, gracefully descending into the ocean. I really love the colours on this drawing! I used Prismacolor pencils and a white acrylic gel pen for highlights. 

I'm also linking up with Paint Party Friday tomorrow!  Why not join in next Thursday for our art date? Or check out Paint Party Friday to join in on their weekly art challenge!



It's been a beautiful summer! I love the heat and humidity! Of course I can say that because I have an air conditioner and a big fan cooling the house down! ๐Ÿ˜„ After all of the challenges that Alex and I have faced over the last few months, I feel like we're finally getting our lives back to normal. It's such a relief! It's also hard to believe we've only been at our new home for just two and a half months! Boy does time fly.

Speaking of time flying, that's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more Descent artwork!

If you're on Instagram, let me know so I can follow you!! Click on the images to link to my Instagram accounts! One of the reasons why I re-joined Instagram was to motivate myself to create art daily. It's fun to share and to see what other people are up to every day as well. 


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"Abstract Love" (Watercolour: February 14, 2018)

August 6th: Next Thursday's theme is Abstract. Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! ๐ŸŽจ

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes. 

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! The link gadget expires Sunday at noon (EST).

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60 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Bugs worked cheap, didn't he? Of course, you did all the work. It's a beautiful drawing and so is Bugs flying in that plane as he is descending. Of course, that beta fish is out of this world. You draw SO well, Rain. I'm truly impressed with your drawing, painting, and coloring skills. Gorgeous inspirations, all.

Christine said...

Lovely descent art Rain the Betta fish is stunning and Bugs is funny. Glad you are finally settling in.

Becki said...

Abstract Love is cool. And your Beta fish - WoW, that's pretty. It's hard to believe that 2 months have passed already since that first picture of you arriving at your home in the dark. I'm so glad things are going well at this point! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Rain, lovely art as always. Sorry, can't join in this week, too many health-catastrophes going on just now. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Amazing paintings, Rain! Love Bug's descent! Enjoy your summer. I am glad things are back to normal for you.

-Soma

Leanna said...

My favorite color pencils are Prisma. They seem to have every color known to man. I have the 64 count color boxes. I love doing illumination drawings. I do them in ink first then I color them in. I think they are pretty.

Elkes Lebensglรผck said...

Google gave me ancestry instead of descent
unfortunately I always have to have everything translated and always copy and Google doesn't make it easy for me!

Google gave me ancestry instead of descent
unfortunately I always have to have everything translated and always copy and Google doesn't make it easy for me!
Your painted pictures are great on the subject and the fish is beautiful!
Have a good week both of you and take good care of yourself, hugs Elke

Iris Flavia said...

Hi, I found you through Elizabeth´s (I love real rain (we have near to none), so that is a catchy name).
Wonderful art - maybe not so much for someone who´s afraid of heights, but, well... sitting sound and safe in front of my PC in cold Germany.
To your other post: I have pepper foam, maybe better in case of it being a windy day? I was always afraid to knock myself out with pepper spray (not that I ever had to use it!).

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Rain, so happy to have been able to link up with you this week and I managed to do it before I head off to take care of my care duties for the last time this week.. roll on the weekend! I'm sure bugs loved making his descent for the treasure which i'm sure is 24/carrot for him hee hee!!
Your Beta Fish is so beautiful, lovely peaceful colours, I can feel her movement as she glides on through the water.
Due to lack of time I don't use instagram anymore, i'm clinging onto time for blogger right now so it better behave with all it's changes.
Wishing you a very happy weekend ahead, we have been promised sunshine, with some jobs needing doing in the garden I do hope the forecast is right.
Stay safe & Happy TAD hugs Tracey xx

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I think your rock cave looks like an old water well. I wonder why that is??? :) I hope your water supply stays on the good side.
And I like your Betta fish. colorful and elegant at the same time.

I too think that Bugs will be worried when lifting his eyes. :)

Take care!

Kokopelli said...

Hi! Found your link on Beadwright's blog and had to have a look. Hope to contribute to TAD maybe from next week on. We will see. :) Happy PPF!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

LOL, I predict Bugs descent is going to be a little bumpity, bump. :) Your sense of humor is so great. I love that ole Bugs decides the best time to read a "How to Fly" manual is while he's flying. :D Great job on the artwork depicting his descent into a very dark cave. You couldn't pay me enough to go down a hole in the ground. It sounds like you gotta way pretty easy paying Bugs with a bucket of carrots to do the job, though. Beautiful, beautiful colors on your Betta Fish - nice job! Thanks for hosting the creative fun, my friend. Have a doodletastic day! ;)

creativeseconds.com said...

Terrific examples on the theme ~ I especially love your colorful Betta fish ~ Happy that your finding a normalcy to your days now & I'm thankful for my air conditioner too!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

The Betta is really spectacular Rain. Such fancy fish (we have had several over the years).

Rain said...

Thanks Elizabeth :) Bugs works pretty cheap, which is a good thing these days! ;) I really appreciate your comment, thanks again. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) It feels like forever since we could just relax a little, I'm so grateful that the biggest challenges seem to be over!

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) I know! I can't believe that it's only been a few months...I remember that day well when we arrived in the dark.

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) Oh I hope it's nothing too serious, I'll be over to your blog to check things out.

Rain said...

Thanks Soma :) I hope you are having a nice summer as well!

Rain said...

Thanks Leanna :) I love the Prismacolor pencils, now that I know how to use them properly. I love to layer and blend! I had to look up the illumination drawings...those are really neat. I don't have those neon colours in my set though, I have the 48 pack. I would love to get the full set one of these days!

Rain said...

Thanks Elke :) I hope you have a wonderful week as well! Ancestry is another definition for descent! There is always something lost in translation but honestly, it's about the art, not really the exact word! :)

Rain said...

Hi Iris! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for the compliment about my name. :) You wouldn't catch me rappelling down a cave either! I really hope I never find out about the pepper spray on a windy day. I have a feeling I won't ever have to use it, but it's like buying insurance I guess! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tracey :) LOL @ 24/carrot! :) Very clever!! :) I'm so happy you were able to join in this week too. You're such a busy lady. I hope you get your sunshine. We've had lots of it and now we're getting some much needed rain, it's not cooling off yet though!

Rain said...

Thanks Monica :) Oh I thought about that after I drew the cave, it does look like a deep EMPTY well doesn't it??? ;) Coincidence that it's on my mind!!

Rain said...

Hi Kokopelli :) Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to join in, it's so much fun, I'll see you tomorrow for PPF! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Cathy :) I loved your comment, I'm glad you enjoy my sense of humour! I would never voluntarily get into ANY hole in the earth...especially rappelling! I like my feet planted.

Rain said...

Thanks Karen :) I don't think I would have been very happy without the a/c this summer. That big fan we just installed is really helping out a lot too.

Rain said...

Thanks TB :) I've never seen a Betta in real life, I can imagine how beautiful they are!

Barbara said...

I LOVE your Betta fish! Also your other descending images so perfectly! I’m already thinking to abstracts I might have. Thanks for the fun!

gigi-hawaii said...

Such a cute cartoon, featuring Buggs Bunny! Just love it. I also like the Betta Fish. Awesome colors.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, that Betta Fish!

Rain said...

Thanks Barbara :) I enjoyed the Looney Tunes drawings this week! Oh gosh, I have no idea what I'm doing for next week!!!

Rain said...

Thanks Gigi :) I'm so glad you liked today's art! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :) I loved doing that one, I stepped out of my regular "box" and put in lots of colours!

Jenn Jilks said...

Your art is amazing! You work so hard.

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jenn! :)

DVArtist said...

Ohhhh great art. I love the Beta fish and abstract love. I wish I was able to get Instagram but sighhhh I can't. I am really looking forward to next weeks TAD. Have a great weekend.

Rain said...

Thanks Nicole :) I'm so glad to hear you're looking forward to next week's theme. I have no clue yet what I'll be doing!

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning-enjoyed your post-great art pieces Kathy

Rain said...

Thanks so much Kathy! :)

lissa said...

Oh no for Bugs but I'm sure he'll land safely.

I really like the colors you use for Betta Fish, he/she looks sparkling.

I don't love the heat or the humidity but I don't have air conditioning like you.

Happy Paint Party.

Rain said...

Thanks Lissa :) That was a new one for me, the colours for the Betta Fish...I normally don't go so brilliant and I'm happy that I did. My pink pencils are practically new lol! :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Rain, and it seems Bugs is having a tough time in this week's artwork. The beta fish was a really beauty and I could almost see shimmering in the scale details. So happy that your home is turning out to be a happy place for you and Alex and the pets, best news ever!

Rain said...

Thanks Dorothy :)) I'm so happy to report good news, we definitely needed some good luck!! I'm so happy you noticed the shimmer in the scales, that's exactly what I was going for! And don't worry about Bugs...he's pretty resilient! :)

Linda Kunsman said...

Love the summer heat like you Rain, and yes it makes a difference when you do have AC and fans:) Fab drawings. The Betta fish is gorgeous, and I love your Abstract Love!! I am now following your accounts on IG -I'm there too as heartfullyinspiredbylinda. Happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Great drawings

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

Great drawings of Bugs! I love the beta...beautiful....and your abtract heart/love. Take care and enjoy your homestead!

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :)) I'm going to check you out on IG now!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Clare :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :)) I'm definitely enjoying the homestead! So happy :)))

Fundy Blue said...

I love your gorgeous Betta Fish, Rain! And I always enjoy your Bugs Bunny cartoons. I'm glad that you are making time for your art and that you are feeling more settled. It will all be worth it! Take care! Hugs to you!

Nicole said...

Bugs is so brave and the fish is beautiful.
I can't believe the summer we are having. So spoiled with heat and sunshine

peppylady (Dora) said...

I should sent my son who is airplane mechanic and airplane expertor learning to fly

Rain said...

Thanks Louise :)) I feel like the most challenging issues of this house are finally over! It feels really good to relax again!

Rain said...

Thanks Sis :)) I know, it's been a fantastic summer! I hope it's not just a one time thing! :)

Rain said...

Great idea Dora! :) I think Bugs might need a bit of help! :)

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Oh my , it is Saturday already and I am just getting to my comments. Time does get away from me all too easily. So Bugs does remind me of the many times I have tried to do something only to have to go dig out the directions from some faraway place ... glad that Bugs decided to do it before it was too late. Your Beta is gorgeous ... and flows as the Beta does. And, the colors are dreamy. Your art is awesome Rain. Bugs is braver than I am as I would never repel down that hole, carrots or no. Sometimes I watch on Discovery channel people exploring caves or going into dark unknown places ... not for me. Tooooooo scary. So glad you are finally getting to enjoy your new place with some peace and quiet and always your good food. You have much to look forward to, I would say. I do have an Instagram account but I will never be able to post daily so I haven't done anything with it for an age. I will check you out though and will let you know if I do post. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend to enjoy ... Be well, Rain ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea :) I'm so glad you enjoy my art and the art date! I was just thinking that at least Bugs actually looked at the manual, whereas I often try to "wing" it...not a good thing! You wouldn't catch me down a dark hole either! I remember when you started with Instagram, I know you had some issues, I remember that!

Bestdayblogger said...

Beautiful artwork Rain. Lovely!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I love the colours on your fish too.