Creating a face every day on Instagram can be challenging for the 100-day project that I started April 4th. Yet, probably not in the manner you think! 😉
Let’s face it… I cannot draw a face with the SAME materials every day. I need variety!
I have created faces with collage papers but not on a collaged background. So this began my recent challenge for myself.
I started by randomly gluing pieces of papers in my sketchbook with a glue stick. I chose papers without a lot of pattern and light in color so my pencil sketch would show up.
Here is my collaged background and my completed pencil sketch of my first experiment:
I tried to select papers in colors that went well together but not spend too much time on it. In other words, I didn’t over think it!
My second one, I added color pencils to my pencil sketch:
Tomorrow, I will show you how I created my third collaged piece a little differently.
These were super fun to do! I hope you give it a try!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, Art, art challenge, creative ideas, drawing faces, experiment, faces, inspiration, Learning to draw, paper collage, personal challenge
I decided to participate in the 100 day project on Instagram by drawing faces. I don’t find faces an easy subject to draw so I know I will need to push through the critical voices in my head to improve my skills! 😉
I hope you will follow my progress on Instagram as art_jill_kuhn as I will be posting most of my face sketches there.
I drew my first 3 faces with ink as a one-liner without removing the pen from the paper. I will be experimenting in other drawing styles to keep it interesting.
I challenge you to try a 100 day project of your choice! It is a great way to learn and have fun improving a skill such as drawing.
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Tagged #the100dayproject, art challenge, art journal, art practice, drawing, faces, fun, ink, learning, Learning to draw, one-liners, sketchbook
Remember the paper circles that I recently posted? If not, you can find it here.
Well, one of the reasons I was cutting out circles was to make these 3 minute postcards:
An assignment from Carla Sonheim recently in her year-long online class was to create a quick postcard with these 5 perimeters:
- Use a round piece of collage
- Add a drawing that interacts with your circle collage
- Add a splash of watercolor paint
- Add a word or two – I used rubber stamps
- Add the color, orange
And here are a few more postcards I did:
Some days it’s fun to give yourself perimeters to create art! And postcards are great because you can send them to a friend and say, hello! 🙂
I hope you take time to play and create something fun for you today…
And maybe put a stamp on it and send it to a friend!!
Posted in art challenge, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art challenge, circles, creative play, daily art, friends, fun, happy, inspiration, make art, mixed media, paper collage, postcard art
Several years ago, I found this hand-mixer at a thrift store and decided it would be fun to bead and then one idea led to another…
I thought the handle was a lot like my right brain, filled with ideas that turn into possibilities when I mix them with all the art mediums I enjoy! I had fun decorating the beaters with Golden’s Glass Bead Gel to give it the look of frosting. I always enjoyed licking the icing on the beaters when I was a child much like I enjoy sharing the sweet finish of a completed art project with all of you! 🙂
So when Charlie invited me to his Doodlewash Dinner for the month of May, I decided to whip up this dish to bring to the party:
I have never painted a meal before and found it to be kind of fun. I encourage you to give it a try!
And here is my recipe in case you want to whip up this dinner for yourself:
I had this for dinner last night… and I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight with a glass of red wine!
Posted in Food, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art challenge, art journal, Beading, creative ideas, drawing, found object art, fun, handmixer, ink pen, inspiration, Italian Dish, mixed media, painting, painting food, recipe, watercolor
I’m happy to say that I have FINALLY made a decision! YAY!
The bookmark that I am going to submit to Uppercase is….
Yep, the wine and cheese! 🙂 I softened the background colors and decided I like this one best as it represents the art I enjoy making! Lots of color and patterns!
I’d like to thank ALL of you who so graciously shared your ideas with me! As a way to show my gratitude, I’ve decided to give away my chair bookmarker below:
So if you’d like to WIN this original bookmarker – please make a comment below. I will make the drawing this Friday, January 29th at 6 pm PST and will post the winner on Saturday, January 30th on my blog.
Cheers to you, my friends! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, art challenge, bookmarkers, bright colors, chairs, color play, creative, drawing, experiment, expressive, fun, gratitude, inspiration, patterns, Uppercase, wine and cheese