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Raining Fish

Well, it isn’t exactly raining fish but we FINALLY got some rain last night!  YAY!!

I took this photo of a dark cloud from my deck last evening with promise of more rain:

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I thought you may enjoy seeing my “fresh catch of creative fish” that I have posted on Instagram recently:

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I have been trying different art mediums – the shadows were an unexpected surprise in this one:

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And I’m enjoying mixing in some humor:

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Trying my hand at watercolor in my art journal:

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And creating a silly paper collage:

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Hope you enjoyed seeing my variety of fish that were on the menu this last week!

Cheers! 🙂

Some Strange Fish

When I was a child, I’d often wondered what strange fish were swimming in the dark blue lake water below me…

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A person’s imagination can go wild!! Lol! 😉

Starting from the top of the page to the bottom – what names of fish do you come up?  I hope you share them with me!

Cheers! 🙂

A Colorful Doodle Fish

I had planned to create more than fish this week but life has gotten in the way!  So here is my doodle fish I drew with a black Micron pen earlier this week:

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Last night I colored it with markers and color pencils – very fun! And colorful!

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What do you think about coloring books for adults? Have you purchased them?

I find doodling and coloring to be very calming… how about you?

Cheers! 🙂

Mustache or Beard?

Perhaps you remember the Beard Fish?  If not, you can find it here, What Rhymes With Weird?!

Today I have another weird FISH:  The Mustache fish:

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I’m enjoying the #create50fish challenge on Instagram!

Happy Weird FISH Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A Rainbow… Trout

I had a lot of fun asking “fisherman” at the lake yesterday what kind of trout I drew in my art journal… (before I wrote the name).

I got several answers.  Two fisherman thought it was a Cutthroat, three guessed a Brown trout and one got it right!

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Yep, you guessed correctly too!  Of course it is a Rainbow Trout – Just look at the background colors!! Lol!

Happy Fishing! 🙂

Catch The Fun

I hope you join in the fun…

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And create a fish a day!!

The FISH art project begins September 1st through October 31st – which gives one a couple of days to “throw out the net” but let one or two “fish” art projects escape!

As I posted previously, you can find it here:  Fishing – A couple of friends and I created this mixed media art challenge for fun!

I will be posting on Instagram with the hashtag: #create50fish if you want to join in!!

Happy Fishing!  🙂

Fishing

I remember fishing with my family as a young child.  When we went in my dad’s boat on the lake, we would sit for hours (or so it seemed) without the fish taking a bite… talk about BORING!!  🙄

When I was a teenager, we started creek fishing which was much more EXCITING!  😃  We could actually SEE the fish swimming in the creek water.  And we caught fish!  Hooray!!  I recall how wonderful they tasted knowing I caught them! 👍

Two of my sweet friends from Germany and I are going on our own CREATIVE, fishing expedition starting September 1st and you are welcome to join us if you’d like!  🐡

My goal is to create 50 mixed media fish and post mainly on Instagram.  However, a fish or two may swim onto a blog post! 😮

I started experimenting with materials and here is a fish appetizer for you:

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I will show you my fish finding tools on Friday.  I hope you join me!

Cheers!  🙂

100 Days Of Drawing Faces

I posted my 100th face on Instagram yesterday!  WHOOT!  😊 I accomplished my goal of drawing 100 faces in a little over 100 days… Phew!!

Maybe some of you recall my first face I posted on April 4th – it was a quick sketch in one continuous line:

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100 days is A LOT especially when I am working full-time… (What was I thinking?!) and yet having limited time helped me to accomplish my goal because I didn’t have time to fuss over it.

I didn’t post everything I did like this one:

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I would have liked to have more time to do more like this one, where I mixed collage and acrylics:

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But I enjoyed trying a variety of art mediums:

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Sprinkled with a little humor:

I think this one is one of my favorites – Picasso style:

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And this one I did in watercolor with drips for hair:

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I found I could draw more realistic looking faces and even my own – or at least my better half!  Lol! 🙂

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I think the greatest lesson I learned is that it isn’t perfection that matters but PRACTICE!!  Daily practice does make a difference….

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Especially in finding ones “style” in art!  I found I really liked creating “characters” rather than REAL people:

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And yet, drawing a variety really is the best teacher!  Here is my 100th face:

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I’m sure it won’t be my last…

Yet, let’s FACE it, I need a little break from drawing faces!

Cheers! 🙂

Let’s Face It

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!

Cheers! 🙂

The 100 Day Project – Drawing Faces

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.

Cheers!  🙂