Expo Marker Tree

Beauty can come from anywhere. This beautiful tree proves that you don’t need tools to create a beautiful tree. I used three: blue expo marker, white gel pen, and brown brush pen from the dollar store. I drew using two elements of design: shape and shading Starting from the bottom I created a series ofContinue reading “Expo Marker Tree”

Book Update & Painting Insects

This book process has been different from the previous books. With the other books I had a summary of the story idea and created from there. This time I’m researching and painting animals.I’m relying more on my curiosity and imagination. I’ve had to review what this book means to me. I’ve always been curious aboutContinue reading “Book Update & Painting Insects”

Fun + Art History + Creativity

These are some of my supplies. The old Crayola educational set is now filled with Mission, Grumbacher and Cotman. I’m in the process of organizing a new paint palette. Today I didn’t work on the book. Instead I worked on a project for the creative exploration class. The assignment was to choose an art paintingContinue reading “Fun + Art History + Creativity”

Eric Carle Collage

…there’s a book inspired by Eric Carle’s collage technique and many MANY watercolor beautiful messes … There comes a time in every project when you realize it’s time to alter coarse. I wanted to make good use of these messes but it’s hard scanning 140Ib paper. I said goodbye and recylced most of the lovely textures.Continue reading “Eric Carle Collage”

Painting with melted crayon

The best part of painting with melted crayons is you have to work super fast! There’s no time to think. You have to paint and PAINT before the crayons dry up. I planned everything out before I melted the crayons.  There’d be two projects. I’d paint a tree and a quote. I love this ideaContinue reading “Painting with melted crayon”