I love to experiment with color and patterns, as you may already know! I find it very meditating.
I recently completed this doodle:
One of the things I did differently with this doodle was I added three flowers on top of my doodle that I printed on deli paper using my Gelli plate and a stencil.
What is really fun about printing on deli paper with fluid acrylics is that the pattern is transparent when you glue it down to your paper. You don’t see the deli paper. I printed my flowers in a light red color.
This time I took my experiment a step further and glued it over my doodle (with a glue stick). I next added further details with Copic markers and color pencils on top of the deli printed flowers. I didn’t know I could do that!
I also experimented creating patterns with color pencils in my doodle and coloring Copic markers over them.
Another great thing about creating a colorful doodle is making copies to use as collage. The colors came out exceptionally bright with the Copic markers.
And behold! I found a rabbit:
And a bird (think swan–like):
The journal is for my online class I’m taking with Carla Sonheim, The Year of the Rabbit. I added some postage stamps from other countries to add interest to my pages.
I hope you have fun doing some art experiments today! I’d love to hear what you are working on.
Posted in birds, color experiments, Rabbits
Tagged art experiments, art journal, color pencils, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, fun, gelli-printed paper, happy Wednesday, Imaginary birds, imaginary rabbit, meditative art, online art classes, paper collage, patterns
You will be seeing a lot of rabbits and bunnies from me this year!
Carla Sonheim’s year-long online class is The Year of the Rabbit.
It is my goal to spend 10 minutes each day, drawing a rabbit!
Hot Air Balloons:
I recently completed this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I just love how colorful it is!
A feather I doodled with black Micron pens:
I kind of messed up on the top so I glued a piece of paper over it! Ha! And drew on top of the paper.
I like how the pencil shading adds dimension:
Do you have any creative goals this year? I hope you will share them with me!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, happy Wednesday, jigsaw puzzle
Tagged black micron pen, carla sonheim, Colorful, creative goals, creative play, doodles, drawing, feather, happy art, happy Wednesday, hot air balloons, imagination, jigsaw puzzle, online art classes, patterns, Rabbits
One never knows what will inspire me to create a weird bird…
It was a doodle on a grocery list today!
That inspired this little bird:
What do YOU think I should name it? Perhaps Marty?
He looks a little extra green and Martian like…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Doodling!
Posted in Doodles, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged color pencils, creative play, doodles, drawing, happy art, humor, imagination, inspiration, Martian, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
I started a doodle painting recently for an online class I’m taking with Jennifer Mercedes. It is on 24″ x 24″ gessoboard.
It does have a bird in it, although not terribly weird! Can you find it?
I’m not sure about these colors… what do you think? I’m painting with acrylics.
I will add some other colors this week and show you my progress next week.
I wanted to show you a little of this and that I have been doing this last week.
A turtle jigsaw puzzle I recently completed:
It was a challenging puzzle but fun!
And a view of the lake in the winter:
Posted in Doodles, happy Wednesday, Photograpy, Weird Birds
Tagged acrylic paint, creative play, doodles, happy art, happy Wednesday, jigsaw puzzle, mixed media art, photography, smile, the lake, turtles, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Winter
Yesterday, I started an online painting class with Jennifer Mercede, hosted by Carla Sonheim, called: Bright Color Scribble Journal Painting.
I was inspired by the artist’s use of bright colors in her paintings especially since I am ready for Spring! If you are interested in seeing more of Jennifer’s art, she is on Instagram: #JenniferMercede
One of our first assignments was to scribble with a ball point pen and then color in shapes with color pencils. This is my scribble drawing:
I made a color copy of my scribble and discovered two weird birds so I cut them out and added a black circle for an eye. I added a couple of additional shapes to complete them.
How to do you like my Scribbly Doodle Do’s?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
P.S. I think this would be a fun project to do with a child.
And for extra credit, I challenge you to find any additional Scribbly Doodle birds from my colored doodle page!
This pattern has been showing up a lot in my journal:
I usually fill in the shape with collage paper scraps like this one:
I decided to try making a weird bird with this shape. I colored it with Copic markers and added a few doodles.
Here is the first one:
I had so much fun, I created a second one:
And a third one!
One never knows where the NEXT weird bird idea will come from!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged art journal, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, imagination, inspiration, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
I started a watercolor recently that reminded me of colorful Easter eggs:
Then I added some flower doodles to my watercolor with a micron pen:
The flowers were inspired by this bouquet of Easter flowers:
Wishing you a happy Easter!
Posted in Doodles, Flowers, Watercolor
Tagged art experiments, creative play, doodles, drawing, Easter, Easter flowers, flowers, happy art, imagination, inspiration, playful
My mark making has the feel of being on a carnival ride…
I started this doodle over a month ago and just finished it Saturday:
I used Micron pens and a new set of Uni-ball fineliner drawing pens.
Perhaps it influenced this one in my sketchbook with Copic Markers and Micron pens:
And the bright colors of watercolor, Neocolor crayons and Copic Markers in this one, definitely make me feel like having some cotton candy! Lol!
Sometimes life can feel a little like a carnival ride with its unexpected twists and turns.
I find creating marks and patterns quiets my mind and helps me tune out life’s stressful times.
Peace be with you! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, color experiments, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, markers, Mixed Media, peace, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged carnival, Colorful, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, mark making, meditative, mixed media art, pattern play, relaxation, zentangle
I have been preparing for a total hip replacement surgery on my right hip in less than 2 weeks…
Making extra meals for the freezer and creating easy recipes for my hubby. I am trying to tidy up the house too. 😉
It feels like a waiting game so in order to relax I have been doing more doodling:
I started each one with Copic Markers:
Adding black Micron pen on top:
It has been fun experimenting with color and patterns. I will make copies and use these patterns in my collages.
What do YOU do to pass time when you are waiting?
P.S. I will be taking a short blogging break and posting only on Instagram for awhile. You can find me at art_jill_kuhn on Instagram.
Posted in color experiments, Doodles, ink, markers, Uncategorized
Tagged color, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, ink, patterns, relaxation, waiting
I have been sorting through closets and cupboards in my home this past weekend.
It feels good to get things better organized. I have discovered that I have too many hobbies however… and I need to get rid of a few as they are cluttering my mind.
Any suggestions? How do YOU get rid of art supplies you are no longer using?
In the evenings, I have been working on a beetle doodle:
I am using gold pen in addition to black ink. I noticed that REAL beetles tend to have an iridescent shine.
I cannot remember ever working on a symmetrical pattern. It is a bit more challenging. 😉
What did YOU do this past weekend? I hope you share it with me.
P.S. I will show you my finished beetle doodle when it is complete!
Posted in Bugs, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, inspiration, nature, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged beetles, creative play, doodles, drawing, imagination, ink, learning, meditative, nature inspiration, pattern play, relaxation, sorting and organizing, symmetrical, weekend