Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, Watercolor paintings, Zentangle

Find Balance. The Makings of A Piece of ART

Hello everyone! I have been slacking so bad on my blog! I feel horrible! I have all these drafts that need to be finished, but I’d rather write new ones! So, so, so much has changed in just the past month. I’ll write a different post on that, some day.

This post is going to take you from start to finish on how I drew this:

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It doesn’t look exactly the same, but that’s a good thing 😉 I just love the colors in this picture and the doodle style.

So, here is my first “learning” one, that I absolutely do not like! But this is how you learn!

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I didn’t finish it because I thought I figured it out. Time will tell…. it’s harder than it looks, but I think I have figured it out.
The first thing is to make it on BIGGER paper! The first draft was done on a 5.5in X 8.5in mixed media sketchbook. The new one will be done on an 11 in x 14 in mixed media paper.
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It’s kind of hard to see, but here’s some of what I did before getting the pens and paints out. This was done with an HB Derwent pencil.

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Here’s one of the circles. I put a Henna type flower in it and the official tangle, Printempts around the flower. I just love this so much!

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I decided to use a very dark blue instead of black for the background, because it looked good with the yellow 🙂

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And here it is my drawing with the right side background completed. I used Derwent watercolor pencils to color in the background this bluish color.

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And here is the finished piece of work! It doesn’t look exactly like the reference photo, but that’s ok! It has my touch to it 😆

I really enjoyed this project. I didn’t use the reference photo as much as I usually do, which is a plus! That means I’m venturing out of my little shell here and will be producing bigger and better projects.

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Posted in Arts and Crafts, drawing (attempts), NaBloPoMo, Watercolor paintings

The mojo is back!

I finally have my art mojo back! It’s been a while! I have a huge stockpile of canvases, canvas boards, and paint boards. Every time I go to the craft store I end up buying a few because they’re always on sale!
I was finally brave and painted a watercolor landscape on one 🙂

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Isn’t it pretty! I followed a tutorial on YouTube by the Frugal Crafter, so it’s not exactly mine, but it doesn’t look exactly the same and I like it! If you click on “tutorial” it will take you to the exact one I did. It was a little harder to do on the canvas board, but I still like it 🙂
I went out and bought some regular watercolors and acrylic paints. Wow! I’m having too much fun! Here is the very first one I did.
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It’s not very good, but that makes it look good. Get what I’m trying to say? I did a couple more, but they say not to post all of your work! I’ll post one a day 🙂
Have a happy Monday everyone!