Fearless Friday, Let’s Go Skating!


Let’s head to the ice skating rink today





The inspiration for this drawing came from this print by Mary Englebreit





I did a pencil sketch first, and as you can see the arrows pointing below,

I did a lot of erasing before I felt like it looked right





Once satisfied, I inked the sketch and erased the pencil





I used colored pencils and started with the face and fur

I used a soft blue and added shadows to the white fur to make it look fluffy





Next I decided to add pattern to the scarf





Then, to the hat and coat,

embellishing as I went along





It’s fun to add or change things

as you get involved with your drawing or painting





I love to use colored pencils

If you apply a lot of pressure you will get deep color,

and for lighter areas, apply color softly

They also work well with markers and watercolor








I added “snowflakes” with a lavender blue marker






“Going Skating” 5″ x 8″ colored pencil on mixed media paper


Happy Creating, and Be Fearless!


🧣 🎨  ⛸


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

38 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Let’s Go Skating!”
  1. Rita C. says:

    So adorable!

  2. This one is awfully cute, Jenna! Mary is an inspiration but you make it so your own!

  3. Jodi says:

    so adorable!!

  4. Oh, Jenna, your talent always amazes me.

  5. Jenna, when I saw this on Instagram I was smitten. I have always loved Mary’s work. But, it also reminds me of Joan Walsh Anglund. I have been reading her story books to Ella Mae. Happy Friday and stay safe tomorrow.

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this is just precious and makes me smile this morning! The colors are so cheerful! Happy Friday!!!

  7. Kathleen says:

    Sweet! I love ME.

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    One of my favorite designs from you, love this. It is so adorable.

  9. lulu says:

    Jenna, your creativity, which you make look so easy, makes my heart sing!

  10. Rosie M. says:

    Sweet, sweet, sweet. I can feel the fur around her face and her woolen scarf. Love the colors. Bravo, Jenna!

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    This turned out adorable Jenna!! 💗⛸❄️ I love how you used M.E. for your inspiration! The pattern on the scarf is great too! 🧤 It is snowing today where I live… looks so pretty! ❄️✨

  12. Anonymous says:

    Painted Apron, you are so gifted. redshoes

  13. pattyanneart says:

    Oh I love love this, Jenna!!
    Fabulous! ❄️💙⛸🧤

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    She’s too cute!

  15. Kitty says:

    Your little skating girl is adorable, Jenna! You’re always doing some kind of fun project.

  16. Sheryl says:

    I love the drawing, and your explanation of how you did it. Your posts give me the confidence to try to replicate it.

  17. This is so cute, and I love the paper you’re using. Is it cold pressed? What weight?

  18. Nancy says:

    This came out so cute! And I love Mary E.

  19. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! ♥

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