I love the abstraction in Picasso’s faces. It continues to inspire me for the 100 day project on Instagram.
The one below, I used color pencils for color and patterns – I was feeling tired when I created it:
And Neocolors II for this one – I used a Picasso drawing from Pinterest for inspiration:
I like Picasso’s use of bright colors and his abstraction in his faces. Pinterest is an excellent source for his artwork.
Happy Weekend! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Art, Drawing, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract art, Art, color pencils, drawing, drawing faces, Expressions, faces, Learning to draw, mixed media art, Neocolor II, pattern play, Picasso, sketchbook
I wanted to try yesterday’s technique – the crayon resist on Yupo paper. In case you aren’t familiar with Yupo, it is a plastic surface – polypropylene to be exact. Watercolor doesn’t soak into the surface and sits on top.
I started with quick drawing using crayons and covered them with water soluble markers. I knew if I used a damp paper towel over it, it would remove color so I chose a dry one which basically just softened the crayons and didn’t add much interest. I decided to try watercolors on top as you can see on the drawing below on the right:
I discovered that I could add texture with a paper towel if the area was still wet. So I stamped my background with a clean foam stamp to create more interest.
After the watercolor dried, I decided to add Neocolors – which are a water soluble crayon.
And another layer of watercolor to add some shadows and create depth:
I really like how interesting this turned out. I want to continue to experiment in this medium.
Posted in Mixed Media, Still Life, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wine
Tagged color play, crayon resist, drawing, experiment, mixed media art, Neocolor II, still life, Tombow markers, water soluble crayons, watercolor, wine, Yupo
I am always so inspired by YOU! Each one of you inspire me in a DOZEN or more ways every day so THANK YOU!
Jodi at Life In Between and Laura at Create Art Everyday inspired me to pull out the art supplies and play yesterday! Sometimes it is FUN to just get the hands moving!
I created this piece with Neocolor II Water soluble crayons and Inktense Blocks:
This free experimentation led me to create one dozen roses:
I started this piece with a dip pen in black ink. I colored the flowers with Neocolor II crayons and then added water:
I finished my “bouquet” by adding two colors of blue and softening it with water.
It was so FUN to play! Thank you Jodi and Laura for inspiring me with your creativity!
Happy Coloring! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Flowers, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, childlike, color play, creative, drawing, experiment, flowers, fun, hearts, ink pen, Inktense blocks, inspiration, mark making, mixed media, Neocolor II, playful, roses, valentines day
One of my art goals for the new year is to keep a daily sketchbook. I think to keep it interesting, I want to experiment with different art mediums and try different kinds of sketchbooks.
Today, I used my Strathmore 9×12 Visual Journal with Vellum smooth pages:
I decided to try sketching with a dip pen and Black Indian ink:
I sketched some spices that I had in my cupboard. First, I held the dip pen loosely at it’s end and then I used the dropper from the ink bottle:
As you can see, they are a bit wonky in shape. Yet, I kind of like them like this!
After the ink dried, I used my Neocolor II water soluble crayons and a new Pelikan opaque watercolor set to play with color.
I also made notes on my page. I think I like the ink dropper sketches the best which surprises me.
I will be posting my sketches on my blog about once a week so you can see my progress. I am hoping this practice will help improve my drawing skills in time.
I challenge you to start a sketchbook this year! You could keep a weekly sketch if that is easier to keep up. It really is loads of fun! And as you can see from my sketches, they don’t have to be perfect.
Be sure to write the date on your page –
Happy sketching! 🙂
Posted in art challenge, Art Journal, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, art journal, black ink, creative, daily practice, daily sketching, dip pen, drawing, experiment, goals, ink drawings with dropper, inspiration, meditative, Neocolor II, new year, spice jars, vellum, watercolor