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My weekends rule…

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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.

While the Raiders win

I bring my Art Bag with me (most everywhere) so the is always something to create/draw/paint/color/whathaveyou

My Art Bag

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

If you’re not familiar with Purple Air, the numbers should be under 50.

I sketched this out today…I plan to redo it in color on canvas…

My style…I started drawing at least one face per day and have a blast doing so…

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…

I’ve been practicing…

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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!

Feeling the fruits of practice

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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

Liked it so much, I almost didn’t want to go further and “mess her up”

I dont have the exact supplies as my instructor but I make do with what I have.

I used red, white, and blue glitter paint as I didn’t have violet. I tried my red over the gold for the background but I thought it was too pink…
…so I covered it with Pyrole Red and wiped some back off. If I’d thought it through, I’d have used a more transparent red.

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.

Stay tuned!

Journal 52 – Week 22

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WINGS!

Week 22

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.

YAY ME!