Well the class I'm taking sure is kicking my ass. Illustration is HARD! Here is my first assignment for Lilla Roger's MATSBootcamp 2016. Using our sketches of twenties hair styles we had to create a coloring book cover. I went with a collage of faces because faces are my comfort zone and it sparked joy more than my first attempt :
I love the original collage!
Totally inspired by this assignment!! Follow me on instagram to see more
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People are my jam. I mean I paint them and draw them ALL the time. Can't get enough. When I'm talking to someone I am preoccupied with how to paint them, what colors in their skin. Painting people is my jam.
But lately in my studio I have been putting on music and painting like this. Abstract.
Getting lost in the colors, the materials and the vibe. Kinda loving it.
Abstract summer is my new jam.
I am a smitten kitten over my new sketchbook.
Isn't she cute? It is square which I LOVE and the pages are thicker than the usual - 140 instead of 90 I think. That means it takes paint much better - no warping!!
and my latest drawing obsession: Dudes with Beards.
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Cleaning my studio and clearing my head to make room for some new art. Bigger art and a more free vibe.
My studio space is not huge and longer than wider - it is only 10 ft wide!
Space is at a premium, especially storage space for paintings.
So over the next week or two I will be posting some here for sale ON SALE in the hopes that they will find good homes and get up on some walls to be seen!
This is the first and honestly I love this painting. The pigtails, the color, it works. Link to purchase is below.
Portrait Painting OR how to keep you college kid busy for 3 hours.
Killing many birds with one stone on this night : keeping my skills up, getting to paint with a room full of talented artists, keeping the kid busy, quality time with son and he made a few bucks! Win,win, win.
Crayon resist - an old stand-by that never disappoints. Little kids love this project every time.
These were done with my pre-K class of 4 year olds.
I had them trace a circle and after we looked at photos of snowflakes and talked about them a bit they had to draw their own. They used light blue and gray crayons at first - this avoids the "I can't see what I'm drawing" comments that are inevitable if you give them white. Trust me.
When they were happy with their design we went over their lines with white crayon - rubbing down super hard. (I find they draw so lightly and timidly sometimes. I am constantly trying to get them to make firm clear lines. Why is that? I blame markers.)
Next I let them loose with the water colors. I had planned on them just using blue and purple but they had other ideas and that was fine with me.