Fearless Friday, Rainbow Girl


Don’t be worried about bad luck this Friday the 13th

I have a special leprechaun here to make sure bad luck stays away!





This little guy was done by one of my fearless readers using the tutorial I posted last week





Didn’t she do a great job?? ๐Ÿ‘โ˜˜๏ธ

Thanks so much for sharing with us Cyndi!!

You are an inspiration to us all!

I also want to share some of Superboy’s recent artwork





This is a trending style with young artists,

crazy doodles on top of each other,

filling a page or a specific shape






His dad requested this Alabama A

It’s large, 18″ x 22″




He’s 11….Wow!


The world is made up of an infinite variety of artists and styles,

if you’re frustrated take a plunge and try something different


Today we’re going to recreate this pretty card I received from a special friend




Using markers with minimum strokes

is a crazy fun way to create an interesting image





This technique uses a variety of colors, lines and shapes to define the subject





First a few pencil lines to define the form





I can’t emphasize often enough how important it is to make a color chart,

of all your different art supplies and mediums

for quick and easy reference





I chose a yellow marker and began adding strokes where I saw that color in the original





Next aqua and gray





At this point I had enough defining marker strokes down so I could erase the pencil

{once marker goes over pencil it can’t be erased}

Now I added strokes for hair and skin with various shades of browns





Now red highlights and a darker blue on the hat





Next, more colors, pink, greens and shading with colored pencil





Pom poms where added to the flounce on her top





She got a dangling earring





I used a black fine liner pen for final definition in a few areas,

bodice edge, pom poms, chin, shoulder and hat





I left her face without features to keep her more mysterious and anonymous


“Rainbow Girl” 6″ x 9,” alcohol markers, ink, colored pencil on mixed media paper




What do you think of this technique?

Try something new and Be Fearless!

And if you’d like to share your creations inspired by Fearless Friday,

email me a photo,ย  jfmdesigns@bellsouth.net


๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ–‹ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ–‹ ๐ŸŽจ


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Mondayย  Weekend Potluck

Love Your Creativity ย  Over the Moon ย  Between Naps on the Porch

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Celebrate Your Story, ย Make it Pretty Monday

Tasty Tuesdayย ย  Oh My Heartsie Girlย  Turn About Tuesday

Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Thingsย  Creatively Craftyย 

24 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Rainbow Girl”
  1. Good morning Jenna. Cyndiโ€™s leprechaun is so cute, she had a great instructor. Superboy has inherited the artist gene for sure. The โ€œAโ€ is absolutely amazing as are the other two. I just know that his grandmother is so proud! I love the mystery of Rainbow Girl. Happy Fearless Friday and stay well Jenna.

    We are coming to Bโ€™ham tonight and trying out a restaurant called Ash. My nephew gave us a gift card. Have you heard of it?

    • Fun! Actually I haven’t heard of it, but there are so many new restaurants now, it’s hard to keep up! I did just glance at their menu, sounds wonderful, can’t wait to hear! Thanks Pam

  2. Love these! Especially the rainbow girl!

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your Rainbow gal turned out fabulous Jenna! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘ฉ I like how you left her face blank, it does add to the mystery! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. pattyanneart says:

    Oh I love Rainbow girl!! Beautiful work, Jenna! Iโ€™m always inspired by your Fearless Friday posts. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š

  5. Cyndi Raines says:

    What an awesome rainbow girl ! She speaks to me of summer, sunshine and fun-filled days! Love her pom pom top, her care-free hair, dangling earrings and her non-face features. Your grandson is following in your footsteps for sure, he is quite an artist. Thank you for your kind words, my little guy still makes me smile. โ˜˜

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Trying to catch up today, glad I didn’t miss this post. Wow, you have a family of artist Jenna. love the work from Superboy. And, wow, Rainbow Girl is lovely, she looks like you!!! Beautiful work…..

    • Oh, thank you Emily! Superboy entered a drawing competition to design a brochure for his school and he made the finals ๐Ÿคž so proud of him! I love Rainbow Girl, I will probably paint her in acrylic too, such a cool card, thank you ๐Ÿ’•

  7. Allyson says:

    Wow, is right, his A is awesome! You made Rainbow Girl look so easy following your tutorial. Thanks! I’m visiting from Love Your Creativity.

  8. Jacqueline says:

    I can’t believe the talent in that 11 year old! So great to see his artistic interpretations. I love Rainbow Girl and I would never have believed it was markers. She makes me excited for Summer.

  9. I love your interpretation, Jenna! It’s so pretty! Well done. (And so excited I won!)

  10. Mary says:

    Bravo Superboy and Cyndi! Love your rendition of Rainbow Girl Jenna!

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