In many ways I feel as though I am a beginner? There is always something new to learn. Beginners always ask the same questions? I have so many ideas but how do I know it’ll work. How do I find my voice? How do I find my style?
PRACTICE. Practice to explore. Practice for curiosity? Practice for new techniques. Practice for the answer. Some of my favorites have been simply creating with what sparked my interest.
And to think, today I am learning about Bauhaus school. This is great timing as I begin the creative journal. I have a list of activities. It’s going to be good. My goal is to build a base for many many projects.. I want to gather ideas for Creative Ways to Draw A Flower.
I wanted something simple and fun for the last three pages of the book. What a beautiful ending. I explored different tools but the calligraphy brush and acrylic worked. Choose colors that mix well. Dip in different amounts of paint. Results vary. That’s the fun part.
Testing out on copy paper. Copy paper is much cheaper than watercolor paper.
On watercolor paper for the book
Maybe it’s time to write a what I would tell the beginning artist. Sounds good.
The book is done. I am excited to share it. I will soon. This is the phase where I set it aside and read it with a fresh pair of eyes. It is truly amazing how the book comes together after countless hours of…you have all these notes, ideas and the main theme. Little by little you get rid of what doesn’t work and refine refine until it works.
For the remainder of this week I’ll plan out my creative exploration…more on that tomorrow and a three color lettering idea.
There is such a place. Not sure where but glad I found it during my research. I’m piecing together the book layout and checking my email. There’s a contest. What does your art mean to you? Choose one product and share it. Right now my etsy shop is empty. This is a great idea!
Painting this was another experience. Layers and layers. I do believe I got it right!
I really like painting these. What a difference the right paper makes. The paper is about the same price. What a way to end the book. I do have lettering to paint. I could use the same lettering for the cover?
Blues, Pinks and Purples are good for the words I have in mind. The ending justifies the book theme.
Galaxies and night skies are easy to paint. You can sprinkle a little salt, water, or analogous color. I should have bought some bubbles.
By far my favorite
The biggest mistake I make with galaxies is letting the paint dry before I layer. Working in patches is key.