Friday, September 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Creative Coaching Carnival

Marney Makridakis from Artella gave a web presentation last night called "The Creative Coaching Carnival." She was using carnival attractions as metaphors for the different styles of coaching people may use while using the ARTbundance method. ARTbundance stresses the use of art as a means to help people deal with their issues of any kind. We were directed throughout the presentation to draw three carnival attractions - first a ferris wheel, second a carnival midway, and finally a merry-go-round. Since we had to draw quickly, it was like drawing as a kid again. Afterwards, I scanned my three pictures and combined them into one in Photoshop. It was so much fun!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ocean Waves

I've always loved the ocean! I wish we could live near one. I decided to try using the joint compound technique we learned in Wyanne's "Making It Big" class to create a painting celebrating the waves in the ocean. I love the texture it made.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - BFF

I drew the tree trying out the new app I downloaded to my iPad called Sketch Club. I really like the app considering what it does. I have the iPencil, and the Sketch Club app takes full advantage of it. I definitely have a lot to learn, though. :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Painting

This is the second painting I've done for Wyanne Thompson's "Making It Big" class. We are still using the Lightweight Wallboard Joint Compound. It really makes a lot of texture!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 37 - Quote

Beside the quote, one option suggested was to use a monochromatic color scheme. I also created a portrait of Tangie Baxter who was fixated on photons and electrons in a movie she watched. I gave her the nickname "Tangitron."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Painting With Joint Compound As A Base

The first lesson in Wyanne Thompson's You and Me Painting Big class was about using Lightweight Wallboard Joint Compound as a layer for building texture in your painting. I wanted to try doing a painting of my Billizetti character. (The little guy in my blog header.) I've only done him digitally and wanted to try making a physical copy. This is how it turned out. Crazy but fun! Definitely anime and kawaii style.

Be sure to click the painting to see the larger size where you can see the ridges from the joint compound.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Art Journal Caravan 2016 Sept. Monthly Theme - Symmetry

Most elements from Tangie Baxter's September Grab Bag. People Googled.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 36 - Piet Mondrian

We were suppose to use the style of Piet Mondrian to symbolize an emotion. I created this to explain what it's like to have an anxiety disorder.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Knowledge and Symmetry

Digital elements from Tangie Baxter's Sept. Grab Bag and Mischief Circus' Designers Sept. Knowledge kits.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Art Journal Caravan 2016 Week 35 - Gratitude

Most digital elements from Tangie's September Grab Bag.