This weird bird flew out of my imagination!
I started with an eyes closed drawing and discovered what looked to me like a moose! So I added a little collage:
A blue Moose Goose is on the loose!
I hope this silly bird gives you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Last Friday, I showed you the beginning of this journal page:
I added a drawing of a weird looking bug and then discovered the dictionary definition for a Glow Worm on my page.I decided to explore this idea further.
Next, I added some acrylic paint and colored part of my bug with Tombow markers:
I added some interesting facts about a Glow Worm to my page and finished coloring my “beetle” wearing a hat… why not! 😉
I enjoyed learning something new while playing in my art journal.
P.S. I have decided to blog 1-2 days a week. I will be posting on Mondays and possibly Wednesday. I will be posting more on Instagram where you can find me at art_jill_kuhn
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There once was a bird named Rosie,
Who liked to pick pink posies,
Rose glasses she wore…
Leg bangles galore,
She even colored her toe-sies!
I haven’t done a Limerick in awhile… I hope Rosie gives you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I recently discovered the imaginative art of Stefan G Bucher.
Stefan drew a daily monster for years. If you’d like to see some of his art, he has a couple of YouTube videos. Google his name to find them. His art is also on Instagram.
His method of creating monsters with ink and a compressed can of air inspired my Walking Stick:
Did you know that Walking Stick insects are also known as stick insects, stick bugs or bug sticks?
My insect is a little on the strange side but that makes it all the more interesting to me!
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Remember my Journal Prompts post last month? I had so much fun completing my journal page that I decided to continue this challenge for myself in the new year. If you don’t remember my post, you can see it here, Art Journal Prompts – Part 2
Meet Linda and Bob:
I know they have a story to tell! If you missed it, they were part of my most recent post.
Perhaps you want to write your own story about Linda and Bob and share it with me next week?
I will be revealing my completed journal page and story next Monday, January 6.
I hope you join me!
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I enjoyed my blogging break for the last two weeks… Although I couldn’t stay away from reading so many of your creative blogs! 😃
I am looking forward to a new month… December is here! And Christmas is just around the corner… Hoorah!
Someone put a “bug” in my bonnet in the last couple of weeks and I have been drawing these bugs from my imagination:
I started with their imaginary “hats” from my Gelli-printed papers or copies of my own artwork.
I drew my imaginary bug in pencil before adding permanent pen.
There is something wonderful about creating from your imagination. It is so freeing!
Lastly, I added color pencils to give these bugs a little pizzazz…
Which bug(s) do you like?
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I interrupt this blogging break…
To show you this strange bug that appeared in my art journal:
Wednesday’s can be about weird birds…
And weird bugs!
One never knows what creative bug will land in my sketchbook next…
Happy Weird “Bug” Wednesday!
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I bet you were thinking a dog and pony show, huh?
Well, since it is weird bird Wednesday, I need to include a couple of birds!
But first, this Marshmallow dog showed up in my art journal last week:
It was Kid’s Art Week at CarlaSonheim.com Each day a new video for kids of all ages. And the best part it is free! (You can still sign-up if you are interested).
This year the lessons were finding imaginary creatures in sidewalk cracks. I was at the lake so I drew my animals by looking at the sidewalk cracks in the videos. I “colored” mine with watercolors and added shading with pencil and other details with a Micron black pen.
Sidewalk cracks are a lot like finding animals in clouds, like these puffy cotton ball ones at the lake:
It was an usually hot day so the lake water was very refreshing!
I must have had sun hats on my mind when creating this weird bird:
Who knew birds had teeth?
I don’t think my show is complete without this photo of a lovely lake sunset…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I prefer to draw from a reference photo but yesterday, I decided to try drawing from memory:
It helped to have a good teacher. The teacher was Jeanne-Marie Webb from the online class: Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019. This year the theme is painting loose.
I drew two faces with charcoal pencil, Derwent Inktense Blocks and chalk. Next, I fragmented the faces by cutting up the eyes separate from the nose and mouth. I glued the features so they didn’t completely match on a separate piece of paper. I collaged my Gelli-Plate printed papers with my drawings.
I am starting to see improvements in my face drawings… Hoorah!
How about you, do YOU enjoy drawing from memory?
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Unfortunately, this bird band has been banned in several neighborhoods because of their LOUD and REPETITIVE playing and singing…
The Oom-Pah-Pah Feathered Trio
Family Feathered Trio” was last seen in a neighborhood in New Jersey…
Be on the look out, this bird band may be flying your way!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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