Ain’t She Purty?

by Stefani on 15-July-2009

Girl Genius, Colorized 


I think I'd like to be her when I grow up 🙂

This little lady was sketched in pencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series paper,  inked in with an XS Faber-Castell PITT artist pen in Black 199 and watercolored with Daler Rowney Artists' Watercolors. 

kristin July 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm


Emily Cole July 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I LOVE her!

heather jane July 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

She’s fabulous!!!

Myrnie July 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm

what a sweetheart 🙂

Sarah Budd July 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm

quite purty indeed.

Mad Woman July 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I love her!!! She’s awesome…and so are you for bringing her to life!

Sarah July 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

What do you use to draw with? Colored pencils? I really enjoy your doodlebugs. 🙂

Dawn Suzette July 16, 2009 at 3:15 am

Hear! Hear!

Pam July 16, 2009 at 5:32 am

She’s purty adorable. She reminds me of my daughter.

Kerry July 16, 2009 at 6:27 am

Too cute! Thanks for sharing her. She brings a smile to my face!

Janice July 16, 2009 at 6:47 am

I think I saw her at a swim meet two weeks ago…….


Stefani July 16, 2009 at 7:39 am

Hi Sarah!
I went back and edited the post to include all the materials that I used.
Thanks so much for your encouragement!

molly July 16, 2009 at 7:40 am

she’s a keeper, for sure. do you remember the movie “explorers”? came out back in the eighties. river phoenix AND ethan hawke were in it. the movie popped in my head when i saw your little lady because in the movie, three boys build a space rocket out of junk. i should see if netflix has the movie and get it for my kids (and myself).

Stefani July 16, 2009 at 7:47 am

Netflix DOES have it! I know this because we got it from them a while back. I loved that movie so much as a kid (probably in large part due to the “fine” cast 🙂 I have to say though, watching it as an adult, I felt like the movie went awry somehow once they got to space. I liked it better when they were on the ground planning and dreaming. I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.

Kelly July 16, 2009 at 8:05 am

She’s great! I’m sure she has a story to tell!

Lia July 16, 2009 at 8:14 am

She’s adorable! Kind of reminds me of the little girl in the movie Up, all quirky and full of sass.

Dana July 16, 2009 at 3:45 pm

love. man, i wish i could draw like you. ::sigh::

Lorilee Kopp July 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

What a fun neighbor she would be!

Dayle July 17, 2009 at 6:48 am

You should really become a book illustrator! Oh! If only I could draw! That would be my dream job!

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