I have folks staying with me in my home, and they are awesome (my kitchen is CLEAN y’all!) so I come to Woodbridge for the weekends…spending time with my Man.
I bring my Art Bag with me (most everywhere) so the is always something to create/draw/paint/color/whathaveyou
My BFF jokes that it’s the biggest backpack not carried by a camper…
Still, tho…the world is on fire here on the west coast and the air is atrocious
I sketched this out today…I plan to redo it in color on canvas…
I have stellar fellow art students that I am connecting with online, and I am blessed with opportunities to keep learning.
I hope you have those too…
Drawing every day, working on shading for faces that just came out of my brain/hand…
I tried to copy a photo from Pinterest:
…and I think I did pretty well:
Oddly, I made her mouth too small…I usually make the mouth too big…
Anyway…I’m off to keep practicing!
I have been taking year-long, online art classes from Effy Wild. I started with Journal 52 when Effy took it over from the prior instructor, then in 2019 I participated in Book of Days, and now I’m in Moonshine for 2020. What a year so far!
Our latest lesson was a blast and I’m really starting to feel like I’m discovering my artistic style
I used my water-soluble pencil for the first time and I LOVE the watercolor effect
I dont have the exact supplies as my instructor but I make do with what I have.
After I covered her glittery hair with nickel azo gold, I used a stencil to put the swirly gold marks.
Then I worked on her face. I’ve been sketching and shading at least a face per day for a few weeks now and I can absolutely see improvement in in my technique over that amount of time…
The quote is, “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Bukowski
I think this creation is inspiring me to work on canvas so that I can show some of my work in a local spot (I live and work in the downtown arts district).
I call myself an Artist now. Without sarcasm.
I HAVE to say that I really like how this one turned out!
I really, truly had that moment that the big Art Journal creators talk about…where I worked on an idea, got to the point of HATING it, but kept going until I ended up with something I LOVE!
(seriously…I DREW a book.)
That’s a BIG deal for me…cuz I don’t draw…wait…I can’t say that anymore.
What! I KNOW it’s just a book, but I. DREW. IT.
That’s not a stencil. Or a stamp.