Sunday, August 18, 2013

Chalkboard Art for Summer

Here in Texas our summer has been pretty mild as summers go in the big state! We are lucky for that too!  Right now our highs are in the 90s which is cool for us...certainly better than the 100s we would normally have.
I wanted to change the chalkboard to greet summer, you know, something that related mainly to summer.....watermelon came to mind!
This is what I ended up with.  I drew the watermelon first and then added the words. 
At first I only had these words...sweet summer.  But it didn't seem to be complete looking to me.  So I added the Welcome up top.
I liked this a lot better.  It balanced out the whole board and made it look more even to me.
To me its still a bit off balanced because of the placement of it all, but that's what happens when you freestyle a chalkboard design.  I can live with it I guess. LOL!
To draw the watermelon, first I added the green rind and colored it in.  Next I added the white line.  The pink meat was next.  I drew the outline first then added the seeds.  I then colored it in.  I got into the seeds a bit so I used a wet paper towel and a wet Qtip to clean up those areas.
I really like how the watermelon turned out and as I've said in almost all my other chalkboard art creations, it will be hard to erase it and add something new.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. I love the chalkboard and art! Great Job!

  2. I love it the chalkboard and art! Great job!

  3. Very Cute!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Come on over and share what you've been working on.


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