Day 8 of #28februaryflowers. An example of a “love something in the painting- not really sure about the rest”. I really love how the dark inky background came out and how the pink in the flowers contrasts it. But Im not really thrilled about the flowers, there is just something thats not quite right.
#28februaryflowers . Another vase lady. It wasn’t something I had planned when drawing her, but I think she might be doing yoga? It’s funny how sometimes your creations creates their own narrative. #namaste I guess ?
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Day 4 of #28februaryflowers .
I drew a bunch of these vase ladies a while back, and even though I liked them, I thought there was something missing. So yesterday I decided to play around with them on the computer, creating a collage using one of my floral patterns. (I feel like my love of bright and bold 60s-70s patterns shines through in my design…). And I do think I found the “missing piece”!
I can’t wait for winter to end, I just want to be able to sit outside with a nice cup of coffee… I think that is my idea of mindfulness and self love. Taking just a small moment to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee in the fresh air, sun against the face, and just not think about everything that’s spinning around your head.
Last year I managed to complete the @amanda_evanston #28februaryflowers challenge and I thought I would give it a go again. (Good way of getting my mind off the winter and Brexit blues…) So here is day one; red carnations.
Tuesday night Jazz! Quick sketchbook practice -people and poses. And a glimpse of one of my current favourite charity shop finds, because who doesn’t love a granny square blanket? I sometimes stop to think about the amount of time and effort that someone would have put in to these sort of things, and considering how little I paid for it, I think its more like an adoption (but of someones project…) Anyway, I’m thrilled to be giving it a new and loving home.
Sketches based on a skillshare class by Tom Froese, “Odd Bodies”. I find it useful to try to rid myself of the idea of perfection and accuracy when illustrating.
Late night sketching. Simplified people in confined spaces. And socks.
Inspired by ancient goddess figurines such as the Willendorf Venus. Necklaces made of air drying clay. Again the decoration is inspired by “blue fluted” from royal Copenhagen.
Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick up the “Wreck this journal” by Keri Smith. There is something rather nice about having someone else tell you what to create (but without any guidelines). I bought it a long time ago to try to help cure a creative slump. But I ended up owning it for a long time without even starting, it was just standing on the shelf untouched, like a testament to my lack of inspiration (and also to my tendency to compare myself and my creativity with others, as I had looked up online what others filled their journal with which also stopped me). But one day I picked it up and just started. And I guess that’s the most important thing about creativity and creating. To just get started!