I like the cage and the whale. I need to add a few spots to the starfish. It’s amazing to see how much detail goes into each piece. I speak of the rooster I worked on today. It is a process but I’m getting there. I miss painting. I miss watercolor. I miss painitng but I am keeping with this promise of completing every illustration with collage. Besides, creating animals through observing shapes is good practice. I should start the year off doing creative exploration. AND that should lead me into the next book about hearts. Sounds like a plan.
I haven’t read Different Is Beautiful in a week. I’ll read it Monday and share a preview with my tribe.
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Still life drawing is an absolute must for every artist. I sketched my favorite shoe.
How did I sketch a pretty good shoe in five minutes, with a pen? This morning I set up my shoes and began sketching. I took way to long sketching. I kept trying to replicate my shoes. Sure, many could replicate color and all. I’m not so good at this. It was horrible. In between the erasing my IC grows.
Then it occurred to me, I’ve seen illustrations from detailed realism to mere dots. The more I research types of art and technique, the more I realize that any form of drawing, doodling, sketching, and painting is art. Part of my process doesn’t need to include perfection. So yes, I have an idea for Road Trip. I wanted to push past the mistakes and make it work. I got to use gouache paint. I thought I needed to purchase a fine tip round brush but I already have one. Good practice!