May the 4th Be With You!

Baby yoda

Here is a little freebie from me to you. One of the great things about the lockdown is that for the first time every I have had the time to do an appropriate illustration Star Wars fan girl here from way back aaaaand I had a lisp as a kid ūüėČ Just click on The Child / Baby Yoda and it will take you to my Ko-Fi site. It appears to be less involved than doing downloads from my website. Print it out as is or have fun colouring it in.

I have fun drawing it, it is a continuous line drawing. The Child really could do with some shading of his eyes as they are looking more like Yodas, but that is up to you. Should you like some tips on how to use coloured pencils, you can check out a prior post here. Please note that as the artist I still retain the copyright. I hope you enjoy x

Pink Pussy Hat Cat

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Today the unthinkable happened, who would have thought that The Simpsons could have been so prophetic. I was unable to make it to our Women’s March held here in Auckland but I wanted to demonstrate my solidarity for¬†all folk who are going to be affected by the inauguration of President Trump. The result was this colouring page which I intended to be a freebie for you to colour as you wish. However I do think that the cat wants it’s hat to be pink.

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Image of The Women’s March Washington courtesy of ABC News

You can download it from either my website ellaquaint for free! If you have any issues you can message me and I can send you the full sized file or you get it via my etsy store ellacute for a token gesture amount (at 25c it covers the listing and sale fee).

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Colouring is said to be excellent for mindfulness, a technique that helps easy worry or anxiety. I have to admit that drawing colouring pages has a calming effect on me. An insightful thought by Matt Haig . . . ‘to be calm becomes a revolutionary act.’¬†Please enjoy this token of my passive resistance. When times like this happen it is important that we stand together and let the powers that be know that we are watching and we are judging. Kia kaha (stand strong) you fabulous folk in the U.S who are making a stand against that ridiculous man and all that he represents.

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Pink Pussy Hat Cat 2017 by ellaquaint

Footage that I have seen of the turn out has been so inspiring and I get the sense that this is only the beginning. Thanks to Sway-rey for sharing this amazing clip of the phenomenal turn out across the US.

The hat pattern that inspired the had that this wee kitty is wearing is sourced from the wonderful Ravelry and is by Destiny Meyer.

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Fawn Bouquet – a colouring page.

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Fawn Bouquet is a downloadable (savable) image that is my first colouring page design. For a limited time you can save it for free to print off at your leisure, the link is attached to the photograph or here.

Colouring is an activity associated with relaxation and mindfulness, things that many of us need to focus on as a counterpoint to our hectic, multi-tasking lifestyles. I tried to apply similar principles when illustrating this little cutie, aiming to have fun with the process and not striving for perfection with the rendering or composition. Admittedly drawing like that was really hard!

Please read the page on my website that the illustration appears on, that way you can print if off to scale because for some reason the file size was reduced, stupid website! Should you like it a lot and feel that you would be happy to purchase it, it is listed on my Etsy store ellacute. I am aiming to add to that collection over the next couple of weeks.

What do you think that my next animal subject should be?