I’ve been wanting to do something with the water colours of Derwent Inktense pencils again for a while. Glad I broke them out tonight.
Well, I will give it my best shot anyways. Tonight are the two turtle doves. It’s a very sketchy drawing done in my lovely handmade art journal.
Decided the do the last page of this journal as a zentangle. Most of the pages in here were done as this kind of drawing. It really was the perfect journal to fill an entire page with. I’ll be looking for another one like it for a while I think.
I picked it up in Toronto while on my Etsy Captain’s Summit trip. Hmm. Maybe another trip to Toronto is in order?
I used up one of the pages in my journal tonight that had excess paint on it. These pages collect all sorts of paints and patterns so they can be both fun and challenging to work with. This page in particular had excess blue and gold paint swiped on. I actually started using this one before, but I wasn’t happy with the way it was looking so abandonded it to move on to something different. That’s why on tonight’s page, you can see the beginnings of a heart silhouette and the black paint on the edges. There’s also a faint pattern on the page in black from the paper towel I was using way back when I first started this page.
I added the silhouette (this time I used the interior of the shape and filled it in). I added more black paint on the edges and sprayed it down to make it drop down the page. I finally added the quote and I was done.
I’m referring to improving myself as an artist, that is. Tonight was a bit self reflective. I was thinking about the work in progress I started last night and how, even a year ago, I wouldn’t have dared sharing it online let alone being happy with it. And now? After almost a year of constantly sharing (perhaps some might say, oversharing), and creating, and drawing, and making, I’m feeling pretty good. Good about sharing what I’ve made. Good about what I’ve made. Happy and pleased it’s the results (most of the time). And when thugs don’t turn out? I’m ok sharing that too.
In case you were wondering, last night’s picture.
Back to art. Tonight I finished the page I started last night before being so rudely interrupted. Nothing worse than getting sick, right? Not sure what’s going on, but I have an appointment tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll get it figured out.
Glad to get this one finished.
I took a few days off from arting (as may or may not have been noticed) and I feel zero guilt. Sometimes you just need a break. But, I’m back tonight with an art journal page done while waiting for class to start.
I’m happy to be arting again though. It’s nice therapy.
It’s especially nice while at school. It not only kills time, but it gives me a place to escape and recharge a bit.
Fifth time’s the charm, right? Grr. It took me 5 times plus a massive update to post tonight’s 366 Days of Art blog post. Talk about frustrating.
Anyways, I did 2 pieces tonight; a journal page and completed a mini canvas. I started with the canvas as I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. It’s an easy art sometimes, put thecfocal on the canvas. I think it turned out pretty nice.
(And fingers crossed, please let this post correctly the first time!)