Saturday, January 31, 2009
My boys who have been around me and my art never really wanted to learn to draw or anything. Now that I have another student they are game for the fun. Even if I did not have a paying student I told them that I was going to have the classes anyway. They were game for some artistic fun! I am extremely happy that I am an artist and their teacher (we home school) of course my favorite job (not really a job more of a pleasure) is being their mom.
These are the two drawings I managed to do this week. Drawing a remote is crazy because of all the buttons. As I was working on the drawing it made me realize how little patience I have for completing complicated drawings. I want the pictures to be done quickly, however at the same time I want them to look perfect. Perfection or speed? one of them has to go. I think it shall be perfection. It would be nice to be able to draw using only brief lines to indicate an object or what have you. Watercolors have always been difficult for me because I want my paintings to be perfect and yet I like the watercolor paintings that are not perfect. It may be because of my photography that causes me to want perfect watercolor paintings. It is something I wish to work on because I like working with watercolors.
Practice at non-perfection!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Practice! Practice! Practice! then Share! Share! Share!
I did not draw today, but I did play with my camera and computer. This is a picture of my Blue Fronted Amazon bird, Chickie. I was taking pictures of various things and she saw the camera pointing at her and came towards me. She is a camera hog, Silly girl! I uploaded the photo to my computer and then played around with the filters in Photoshop. This was the sharpen filter adjusted way to one side.This is the same shot of Chickie using the kaleidoscope filter on it. It is just left of her eye. It was fun playing on the computer today because I got to do art. This week has been hard for me when it comes to drawing because of my shaky head. The shaky head cause my hands not to work quite right. I did draw some and will place that on here as soon as I scan it in. I also want to draw my 'shell' EDM challenge and scan that at the same time. It will all be up to my hands. I will do it even if the hands shake! Art is therapy for me, therefore I must do. It is a joy to create! I hope you all have a very creative day, now go create!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
After I got the scanner done it was time to play. First, I made a couple of book marks and then it was time to bring out the markers. I got a piece of green card stock about 5" x 2" and then looked for something to draw. Well my Blue Fronted Amazon parrot was sitting on her little
I drew a pencil outline and then used a white scrapbooking marker to fill it in. I was just going to leave it white but I pulled out my other markers, yes scrapbooking ones (Le Plume) and some colored Sharpies. The drawing is layers of the different markers and blended them with a blending marker. After it was done I cut it out and placed it on aged red paper which is the same size as the green. The effect was strange. It looks a bit like I painted it. After awhile the markers were roughing up the paper. I glued it in my new drawing book but before I did that I had scanned it in. Art book was upstairs so I will have to scan that some other time.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My desk is only clean after a project. Next time I do a project I will have to take a picture of just how messy the desk can get. ;-) (ok, it is not perfectly white, too many glue and paint remnants.)
The tv area is home to my boys most of the time so enjoy it now while it is clean.
At one time my art desk was closer to the tv where I could see it, but it was up against a wall and that was bad on the creative spirit. My hubby fixed the drywall and then painted the walls two shades of purple (the darker shade is on the post wall on the other side, cannot see it from this angle.)
Saturday, January 3, 2009
One of the photographic tools I need is a new tripod. My old one broke and those that I have left are too small for my camera. I asked Santa for a new one but he brought me new flannel sheets. I guess he thought that I needed to be warm instead. Maybe my hubby will get me a new tripod for our anniversary, one can dream!
I did not do so well at keeping up with my blog. This year I hope to be better at it and get some of my art uploaded to the blog. Creating art makes me feel good when my body is hurting. If I can manage to do more art perhaps I will be able to overcome the pain or at least work through it.
In December I managed to complete several projects which I will share asap. I will also try and take photos of my art studio and share those here.
Happy New Year!!!