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.
Just a small drawing tonight of a tree.
A quick pen sketch in my small drawing journal. In all the things I’ve drawn, I’m actually surprised I haven’t done a tree yet.
A little pink elephant who lost her balloon that I doodled up in class tonight.
Tonight I went simple and colourful.
Some days it’s better to just hide from the world. Bundle up, hunker down, build a blanket fort, and put everyone on ignore. Today’s art reflects that.
I actually started a different project tonight but needed to let it dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
I tested the technique last night in my art journal and decided to do a canvas tonight. I’m going to work on it tomorrow once all the matte medium is completely dried. For tonight though, I made this.
It started out as a rather ugly colour but had some lovely texture to it. I covered it in Golden gesso and added some bright pink and neon yellow Pebeo paint over top. Then I sprayed black Dylusion ink over top.
So far, I love how these pieces for today’s 366 Days of Art have come together.
They’re done on birch panels I bought at The Paint Spot (love that store!) and covered with gesso, journaled on a couple, and then stuck scraps of papers down with Golden matte medium. I then dripped Golden Sepia fluid acrylic, and Liquitex Professional phthalocyanine green and yellow orange azo ink on them to create the layers of colour.
I then scraped some more Golden Gesso over the panels and flicked on some gesso spatters.
They’re not done yet though. Once they’re fully dry, I plan on doing a bit more. I won’t say what here, I want it to be a surprise!
I love getting new art supplies. And new books, but that’s another post. It’s like Christmas. Today I finally got my order from the beginning of February from Simon Says Stamp (don’t ask, it was a huge debacle, thanks Canada Post). I bought these as part of my order.
So, needless to say, I was very excited to create something tonight.
I used a ton of the Inktense colours to make this rainbow background. Then I doodled.
Should be studying still but I’m to tired to concentrate. Instead, enjoy today’s art.
I used a lot of Ranger products today, mostly because I wanted to test out the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons I bought. (Super fun, by the way). In addition to the crayons I used some Watercolour pencils (Derwent Inktense, Faber-Castell, and Caran d’Ache), and some splashes of both the Dylusion spray inks and Distress inks. And to finish, I used my Faber-Castell Ecco pigment liner pen for the doodles.
Today’s canvas was a big one. 16″ X 20″ which is the biggest I’ve ever painted.I usually work on smaller ones and the big journals I’ve been using were, up until now, the biggest art I’ve created. It’s exciting to be growing. However. There is a problem with using big canvases or, canvases in general (and not my journals). I’m running out of room to store them on my shelves!
So to solve this issue, it’s time to start selling them. I’ll be looking into scanning them so I can make prints and I’ll be putting the originals up on Etsy. I will post a link when I get that done.
Anyways. Back to today’s art. Another fairy tale piece, this one, Alice in Wonderland. I do want to do an Alice portrait still, maybe tomorrow.
Here is the link to the canvas.
- Liquitex professional gesso
- Golden gesso
- Golden acrylic glazing liquid gloss (and suddenly I realize why I have so much glare on today’s canvas, sigh)
- Golden acrylic paints: carbon black, quinacridone magenta
- Liquitex alizarin Crimson
- Liquitex professional ink quinacridone magenta
- Faber-Castell Pitt pen
- White Sharpie oil based paint pen