Sometimes I find myself stuck with nothing much else to do, a sketchbook, and my watercolor kit. When that happens, how could I not spend my time making silly little drawings? These little paintings are getting fun.
We got a bunch of books in the store the other day and we thought it’d be fun if we spiced up the announcement a little bit. I figured since they were mostly art-instruction and art-inspiration books it only made sense to draw a budding artist. I don’t recommend trying to paint while looking at a book — but that doesn’t mean I don’t do it all the time. My only regret was our lack of a white chalk marker. Oh well.
I forgot to post this last night — and of course by “forgot” I mean I was up too late and I got too tired to do anything except crawl into bed.
I have a tendency to think of things from dark to light and opaquely. I understand glazing and other optical mixing techniques, but I never really use them. So I’ve never really understood how to make watercolor look good. With all of the dark-to-light work I’ve got coming up, I thought (as I often do) it’s good to flex those creative muscles and try something completely different for awhile — I’ll be experimenting with a light-to-dark approach in my free time.
I’ll let you know what I come up with.
I was in Chico visiting some friends of mine over night and one of them has an iPad. I’ve never before played with an iPad, so of course I took the opportunity to idly flip through it and play with the different applications and games he has installed. Eventually I came across the art-making application and then the next stretch of time becomes a blur as I lost myself in the technological doodle maker.
I didn’t much care for making images with the iPad.