But why not keep it. Let’s see–let me work on the writing for this.
Then theer’s this tree. Not enough WOW.
I had been out and about when there it was, the biggest tree and beautiful too. I thought,”That’s it! That has to be the final tree I paint.
With help from my drawing class I painted the form.
But now that I think of it, I like this tree too. I don’t know why I second guess myself. I have to stop doing this, otherwise I will fall in the trap of it’s not good enough. I will stop that right now.
I’ll go back and continue working on this tree. This is a big powerful tree but I need to make a few changes…
I used a little too much orange when mixing the brown
keep working on form
use the clone tool to fix the left side of the tree
maybe I should have used a thinner brush?
yeah add some more leaves
I realize now that I focused on the image A LOT side by side as I was painting and that put pressure on me. I should have just created freely after studying the tree.
the color and the form of the 1st step tree is beautiful
Time to get painting.
I can’t believe the stuff I painted these past few days. God it feels so good. Thank you.
-Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible
This past week I submerged myself in a creative retreat and the experience was SO AWESOME. I had a great time following my curiosity but things didn’t go as planned.
I made a huge mess…
but I had fun and I do see a turtle collage art project happening here…that’s always good…
and if at first I didn’t succeed I kept on trying. The part in the middle is where I was able to paint what little I could with the melted crayons. This turned out awesome but I wonder…WAIT melting crayons are best melted in the oven. So why did I microwave them? I probably won’t use this tree because the lovely texture is hard to scan.
Should I keep this tree in the book? It was magic when I painted this tree. I had to work fast too. The only problem is I didn’t like the brown trunk. Leave it to me to figure this out as I’m in a drawing class. Maybe I can cut out the leaves and paste it on a different trunk?
I did and I’ll clean and remove the paper lines.
I do like the tree. This will probably be the one I go with for the book. I don’t know, this is a weird tree but I guess that’s why I love it. I saw a tree with branches like these and what a great idea for the very idea of curiosity for my book.
There’s something about this new way of coloring that warms me. I should try the eraser brush lettering technique to write this quote? Wish I had thought the color through a little more. Let me see what I can do…
melting big crayons was easier
melting crayons works best in the oven
275 degrees and check them every 20 seconds
working with crayons is super messy
use old brushes, wax paper and an old muffin tin
melt a blue crayon with a green to make your own color
create awesome contrast but
just paint with your eye
use dish soap or masters soap to cover your brushes in soap before you paint for easy clean up
work fast and have fun
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.