The imaginary animal I created yesterday with the letter, “Y” inspired me to create these imaginary creatures with the letters of my name today:
I think this would be a fun project for kids! Especially around the holidays when they are on Christmas break from school.
Maybe they just want to create their initials:
Or maybe they have a nickname:
I hope you have FUN creating imaginary creatures with someone you love!
Would love to see what you do!
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Art Projects for Kids, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized
Tagged alphabet art, art for kids, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, drawing, fun, funny, Gelli-Prints, Imaginary birds, Imaginary creatures, laugh, letters in a name, playful, silliness, watercolor
My magazine collage from yesterday helped me create these drawings today in my art journal:
I mixed up the order from this collage:
I drew my shapes with a black .01 Micron pen and the shaded with pencil. I like to use a blending stump to shade my pencil.
This exercise helps “train” my eyes to draw the shapes I see and not what I think I see. It also helps me learn how to shade my images to give them dimension.
And it gives me new ideas for my doodles!
I found that I liked the simple shapes best! What about you? I’d love to hear what you think!
Happy Drawing! 😄
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Tagged art journal, black micron pen, Contour drawings, creative, Dimension, doodles, drawing, inspiration, magazine scraps, patterns, pencil, play, Shading, shapes
I wanted to try drawing something Christmasy so I chose this sweet figurine of a girl that was given to me by my aunt when I was a child.
But try as I did, she turned out looking pretty pathetic!
I wasn’t going to post it but then I thought, what the heck! I wanted to show that art is all about practice really and not perfection.
And I knew you, my friends would be kind to me which I so appreciate!
If you only knew how many times I erased her face….ugh! I guess some days I should stick to imaginary creatures. Lol!
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Tagged Art, art journal, black micron pen, Christmas, color pencils, drawing, Figurines, humor, memories, Practice
I have finished my moodle that I previously posted:
In case you have forgotten, I invented the name “moodle” to describe my doodle. I added shading with pencil to complete it:
It always amazes me how a little shading gives more dimension.
Which do you like best? I’d love to hear from you! 😊
Happy Moodling! 😄
Posted in Doodles, Uncategorized
Tagged 3-D, Art, art journal, black and white, black micron pen, creative, doodles, drawing, inspiration, meditative, Moodle, patterns, play, Shading, Tangles, zentangle
Sugar plums were dancing in my head today…
Well, not exactly! 😉 I was dreaming of creating art but I took a nap instead! I don’t know about you but sometimes naps energize me and other times they scramble my brain like eggs.
Today I felt scrambled afterwards…
That is when these two characters showed up in my art:
So I decided that maybe I needed a break from blogging for a couple of days. LOL!
Happy Creating! 😄
Posted in imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged art classes, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, drawing, funny, humor, Imaginary creatures, mixed media, play, playful, watercolor
I was jumping for JOY on Sunday evening when we finally got our power back on! YAY! So I created this “Toad-ally Electrifying Frog” in celebration.
I created a few other imaginary animals and named them too:
Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear from you! 😊
Happy Creating! 🎨
Temperatures may be plunging into the low teens this week in our neck of the woods…
This is when the rare Ice Bird will sometimes appear on a chilly winter day, clutching a blue icicle.
A small bird identified by its skinny, ice-thin legs, blue tip on the end of its beak and large white eyes.
Legend has it, if you are fortunate to spot one, you will likely live in a warm home and never be without electricity for five consecutive days…
Happy Hunting! ❄️🐦❄️
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Tagged birds, black micron pen, color pencils, fun, Gelli-Prints, humor, imaginary, mixed media, paper collage, playful, story, word play
As I was completing this doodle recently –
I decided to call it a Moodle. My very own word for a doodle.
I find that I have to be in the right mood to doodle that is why I call it a Moodle. Now I’m not sure what mood this is exactly. Maybe it is when life gets complicated and I need to slow down.
Moodles can be very meditative after all. Maybe I need to moodle when I feel distracted as it helps calm me. Whatever my mood, a good moodle seems to raise my spirits.
What about you, does art help balance your mood?
Happy Moodling! 😄
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Tagged Art, art journal, black and white, black micron pen, creative, doodles, fun, humor, meditative, patterns, zentangle
My painting of a Red Crowned Crane was inspired by my father-in-law who enjoyed ballroom dancing:
Also known as a Japanese Crane, it is renowned for their spectacular and elaborate courtship dances – usually performed in pairs.
This Crane symbolizes long life and since my FIL lived until he was 87 , it seemed fitting! Dancing became the highlight of his life in his later years which I’m sure helped him live a long life too. 😃
I sketched my painting in pencil and then outlined it with a Micron pen on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper – painting it with gouache.
Happy Dancing! 🌟🌟🌟
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Tagged Art, birds, black micron pen, Dancing, facts, fun, gouache, memories, mixed media, painting, Red Crowned Crane, Symbolism