I just love cutting up old books. There is so much fodder in good text. I have been feasting on ‘The moon is a balloon’ by David Niven for ages (very funny read too!)
Today I set myself the challenge to randomly stick my finger into the remaining pages and work with the sentence it lands on. ‘Regardez….’ the sentence started and this is the story that kind of wrote itself and is yesterdays journal page.
Frohe Weihnachten everyone!
He probably watched me doing something epic
I wonder what it was…… any ideas?
Fish are always a fascinating subject, might have to do some more
Art prompts are such a good way to get your creativity fired up. Here is one from the wonderful Carla Sonheim using sidewalk cracks: http://www.carlasonheim.com/sidewalk-cracks
And this is what came up for me:
and then I had another go digitally enhancing it.
It really is nice to have the muse to do these sketches. Today this painting by William Roberts caught my eye. The movement is just infectious!
I used alcohol inks to get the vivid colours and am particularly proud of one hand and she seems to be moving. He on the other hand seems to be standing there with his hand in his pocket (probably conscious of the dodgy hair style I have settled him with!
One more of my quick sketches. This time after a painting by Mustafa Horasan. The facial expressions in the original are just wonderful. I am not even close but I learned something.
I just could not get decent stripes on those trousers until I used some washi tape instead of trying to paint them with acrylics, pens and inks.
The other feature I like in the original are the bold colour blocks. Might have to have another go at this.
I am using random images from the Google Art Project to get me drawing. Practicing on good art is a great way to hone ones own skills. The nice thing about the Google Art Project is that you can enlarge many of the artworks to see the finest details. Very inspiring!