Sunday, 22 November 2015

A blog change and some sketches

You have probably noticed the HUGE change 
in my blog's current appearance. 

It was a spur of the moment thing. 
I came across a website that used the
brown toned background
with a pale font and
I found it a pleasant change to 
the dark font on glaring white backgrounds. 
So, I instantly started playing with my blog. 

I chose a font colour that I feel 
is easier on the eyes.
I do think the images stand out better 
and I'm happy with how it is for now. 

It could just be a passing phase 
and I may change it again 
when the novelty wears off. 

Please tell me whether you find it 
easy or difficult to read. 
Your feedback is appreciated. 


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I just thought I'd share a few quick sketches 
that I fitted in here and there 
over the past few months.

I registered with Sktchy after installing their app on my ipad.
It's a place where artists can put up photographic images, mostly portraits, 
and other artists are free to use them to sketch/paint.

The Sktchy app is only available for Apple IOS products.


If you're on Sktchy,
my profile name is - Serena Lewis

This is a sketch of Ashley Goeltz,
a Sktchy member/artist.

I used a Platinum Carbon pen, a Lamy Joy,
and a Pentel pocket brush pen
in an A5 Moleskine sketchbook.



And a couple of quick sketches.
I'm trying to grab moments where I can
even if it's just for simple sketches.






This year has been so hectic
and it doesn't seem to have slowed down much at all.

I have three Christmas ornaments to paint this year
as it will be little Mackenzie's first Christmas.
She is growing so fast already and very alert!

Have a lovely weekend!

28 comments:

  1. A beautiful change Serena, I'm sure you'll be happy with it for a long time!

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    1. Thanks for the much appreciated feedback, Maree. :) xx

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  2. Hey Serena, I am finally back up and running.. !
    Love your sketches!! xo

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    1. So good to see you're back, Darlene! Thanks for dropping by. xo

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  3. Great post, Mum! Loving your new blog colours, I definitely feel it's more pleasing. Brilliant sketches also, I always love anything you sketch, and glad you find time to do it! :-) xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Brad. You're my biggest fan...love you. xo

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  4. Hi Serena. Love your new look and as always I LOVE your art.

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  5. Wonderful sketches, and the new look is good, much easier on the eyes :)

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    1. Thanks, Nigel! Your feedback is appreciated. :)

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  6. nice sketches :) and I like the new blog look :)

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  7. I actually really like the soft font color against the dark background, and as always your pictures are wonderful to gaze at and admire. :-)

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    1. DJan! How lovely to 'see' you!! Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment. I have missed my blog friends. I will 'pop over' and visit you soon. xo

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  8. I like the softer colors of the new look. Great journal pages. Yes, you have three ornaments to make this year! Sweet! :)
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Rita. Glad you like the new colours. :) xx

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  9. This is so funny, I have also recently given my blog a Facelift! Only I have gone from a soft toned background to a crisp white one, lol! So we have done the complete opposite! It must just be that we get bored of looking at our own designs. I love your new look - The header is really lovely too. And of course your sketchbook is always a joy to look at :0)

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    1. I agree that we do get bored at times with the same old, same old, Sandra. Thanks for your lovely compliment. :)

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  10. Hi Serena, thanks for stopping by and I have to say, I was here the other day and thought how clean looking this was. Where did you find it? I,too, change my blogger alot. Mainly the title header. As I was leaving your comment and going to YOU this morning, it went to your Google + look. I like that too, and at first thought you had switched over to that look and had canned this look, but I arrived here from my sidebar "blogs I look at" and here this look is. I like em both. Would really be interested in where u found this one. thanks

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Pattie. It's not actually a template that you can download, I just altered my colours etc. via the Customisation tool in Blogger. Here is the link that inspired me to change to a brown toned background. I just loved their colours although I changed my font colours from yellows to a pale blue. http://myvegandreams.com/ :)

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    2. Thanks Serena - I immediately knew that you had tweaked your blogger once I hit reply. I messed around with mine a little yesterday. They have some customization tools on blogger that I didn't understand before. Amazing how we grow technologically over time..ha! I will check out the blog that inspired you,however, YOUR blog inspired ME!

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    3. Awwww, thanks, Pattie. Yes, I do love the customisation tools Blogger has. Your blog is looking great!

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  11. Beautiful sketches. I do like your new look and the colour is pleasing and compliments your drawing beautifully. Reminds me of the golden age of the movies.

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    1. Thanks so much, Shashi. The sepia tones in my blog banner does lend itself well to the age of the older movies. :) xx

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  12. Your new website looks great! Also very nice work on the sketches. I'm loving your line quality.

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    1. Thanks, Richard! Lovely to have your visit my blog. :)

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  13. I think the dark background does make it easier to read the text. I think I may try and tinker about with my background colours to see if it has the same effect!

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