Drawing in the Fairy Garden

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

This weekend, Jeremy surprised me with a visit to a gorgeous fairy garden! You can read more about our visit on his blog but I also wanted to quickly share some quick snippets and what I ended up drawing. I sketched a lot of the fairy houses (there were so many!) and flowers. My favorite was this castle that was half covered with wild grass and little daisy flowers – it really looked like it had been there for ages!

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

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Yosemite 2017

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Last month, we visited Yosemite for an annual family trip. This is the second time we visited Yosemite this year as Jeremy and I stopped by there during our mini-moon. It’s really our happiest place on Earth – beautiful in all seasons, and just a little wild. The weather was actually very unpredictable (it rained for 2-3 days!) so we were very lucky to have had a sunny day to draw and sketch in the valley.

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

For these watercolor drawings, I wanted to have a more loose feel but still apply the things I learned last year. As I’ve painted here before, it was important to me to take in new views and just to take time to observe nature. It’s very rare to get to do that in general, so we really just enjoyed the day to ourselves – me with drawing and Jeremy with reading, in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. Hope we’ll get to visit again soon!

Headphones Girl Print

Headphones Girl Print | Ekaterina Orlovie

New print release! If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen this announcement already but just in case – the Headphones Girl print is now available in the shop! The prints look amazing and I’m so happy to see how the colors turned out. With watercolors, you never know what’ll happen. Sometimes they look washed out, or don’t scan in right, or you didn’t get the colors right and need to start over – the sky is the limit for mistakes. You can see how it all came together in this video.

Let me know what you think of this new illustration in the comments and have a happy Easter weekend!

 

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