Fearless Friday, Leprechan Love

 

We have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all week

Let’s top it off with painting and drawing shamrocks and leprechauns

 

 

 

 

You can draw this little lucky guy on paper or paint him on glass

 

 

 

 

I used this free clip art leprechaun for my model

 

 

 

Pick a start point when you look at your subject

I chose the face and drew a simple shape

Next I added the hat brim and beard

Then I finished the hat and added one arm

Then I drew the rest of his body in proportion to the head and arm

 

 

 

 

When happy with the pencil sketch,

I went over it with a waterproof black .02 fine liner pen and added more detail

 

 

 

 

Let the coloring begin!

I used 3 shades of green markers,

along with a light reddish brown, yellow and black

 

 

 

 

 

 

When painting on glass,

{use curable paint made for glass so you can make it waterproof}*

You will simplify the drawing, and create shapes with brush strokes

 

 

 

 

 

Again, I began with the face, painting a circular shape in a flesh tone

I loaded my brush with orange and brown paint, and dabbed it on around the face

The paint colors mix naturally as you apply the paint, giving the beard depth

Just a few simple quick strokes with a round or filbert brush

indicate the arms, legs and body

 

 

 

 

A few dots, painted by dipping a brush handle tip into paint

and then placing the tip down where desired

are added for the finishing touches

Black dots for eyes, pink for cheeks, yellow for buttons, buckles and gold coins

A swash of yellow green for the hat and three large green dots for the shamrock

 

 

 

I painted large shamrocks and added dots to the other sides of the vase

 

 

 

 

You can get the recipe for Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the How to link below for an easy tutorial for drawing/painting shamrocks

How to paint shamrocks

The leaves are basically just hearts turned different directions on a stem

 

 

 

 

If the leprechaun feels too challenging, try these cute designs below

A shamrock with a top hat

 

 

 

 

Or an upside down leprechaun!

Simple shapes, a little color and detail, and you’ve created a lot of fun

 

 

 

 

Show some leprechaun love and Be Fearless!

 

Juicy Details

*glass paint/I like this Folk Art set available on Amazon here

 

🎨☘️🎨☘️🎨

 

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  Over the Moon

 

Comments
21 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Leprechan Love”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Awww Jenna, your leprechaun is a handsome fellow and your shamrocks lovely. I always enjoy following your tutorials, you make so easy to follow along. Now, if only I had a little painting skill!

  2. Jenna, your leprechaun is adorable and probably a bit mischievous! I am loving the sunshine today…enjoy!

  3. He’s so darned happy! Really, really cute!

  4. lghiggins says:

    Really cute leprechaun ideas and so well executed and described !

  5. Michelle says:

    This is just adorable!!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    Hello Jenna! Well today I decided to stretch myself, be fearless and try sketching your cute leprechaun! I’m happy to say, (from one who really can’t draw stick people), he turned out fairly well. I am tickled that he actually looks like he is supposed to, lol. I sketched him with an ink pen and then filled him in with colored pencils and sharpies since I don’t have any real artist supplies. I am so pleased, I just might try my hand next week on your Fearless Friday. Thank you for breaking down each step, that was a tremendous help. This little guy will make me smile every time I look at him. ☘😁

    • Oh Cyndi, I am so thrilled you drew him and had fun! Colored pencils and sharpies are great supplies for coloring! If you ever feel like sharing a photo I would love to see…also with your permission, I could post it and encourage others to “take a leap!” You made my day Cyndi! ☘️❤️☘️!

  7. Sheryl says:

    I love the leprechaun. Just looking at this post got me in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day.

  8. Mary says:

    Leprechaun love from me Jenna! Love seeing your creations come to life! 💚☘️

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your Leprechaun is adorable!! Did you use a stencil to create the yellow dots in the background? I like how they add to your design. 💚🍀✨

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