Art it Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Art. It could be inspired by a book or some other entertainment media or even just whatever artistic thing you’ve done that week. Break out those dusty art supplies!
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This week’s art
I have made it a personal mission to do art on a daily basis from now on because it helps so much with stress so I have a bunch of art to show off this week. I know I know I’ve been seriously slacking on the reading. But I can’t help it – my attention span just is kicking me in the pants where reading is concerned. I do so much reading and typing for work that its taking all of the concentration power I have just to get my day job done that I haven’t the energy left over at the end of the day. I am however listening to audio books while I Art it Up yo! I’m currently listening to DREAMER’S POOL!
I hope you guys enjoy the watercolors. The pictures I took totally don’t do them justice. I’m not fabulous at it yet – but I hope to get there someday! These are cropped images of the full pictures because I didn’t want to load all four of them individually (cause yes I’m lazy). I also finally opened my Etsy Shop and even added it to my sidebar (but I realized I’m more excited about stocking up the art I create for the local craft fair rather then listing it in the shop (because hey they charge you to list stuff…even if it is only 20 cents…then they take a 3.5% cut!…plus let’s face it – Etsy is so saturated with awesome art that my stuff will likely pale in comparison and get no love LOL)
I just remembered too – that months ago folks were saying I should add color to my drawings and hey – wish granted here they are in loud screaming color. I still haven’t mastered those blasted copic markers though!
You’ll recall from last week that you saw a sketch of a particular frog jester girl. Well this week I turned her into a color pencil illustration on a wooden plaque. I really love how she turned out. I definitely still plan to finish her as a watercolor, but true to form I was feeling very A.D.D. and scatterbrained and got bored with my lack of progress on the watercolors and certain techniques I am trying to get down so I felt I needed a different medium for a day. Here is a close up of her and a fuller shot. I changed her toy into a cat (because yah I love cats).
The original sketch from last week on the right hand side.
And here is another little guy that I designed weeks ago that was actually the first attempt at the color pencil on wood.
Again sorry for the crappy photos!
You can see lots more of my daily doodles over on my instagram! Remember if you decide to participate via Twitter or Instagram please use #ArtitUp so we can all checkout your doodles!
Random Doodle of the Week
I can’t really go a day without switching from one project to another – so one of the days earlier this week I was crocheting this toy that I had a head just laying around for…and decided – you shall be my voodoo cat! So I fashioned some arms and a body (jeez I wish I would have written down the patter for it!) Then later that night when that part of him was done I was holding him in my hand and thought OMG he’s soooooooooo cute I must sketch him. So I did – including my hand. This little guy is actually pretty much finished now – he has legs already sewn on as well. I just need to find some cool red fabric to stitch on his red heart and maybe add a big X stitch on his forehead like the one in my doodle.
This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!
Color theory / schemes and all that jazz! Now that I’m “coloring” my doodles I’ve realized making them look good with color is a whole nother bag of tricks and I’m not a natural at it what so ever. I also realize I need more hmmm context for the pictures – or you know background items so they aren’t just objects/figures floating in white space. So I’m working on that as well. There are also a ton of watercolor techniques I wish I knew how to do and some of them are impossible to find youtube tutorials for because heck I don’t know what those techniques are called!
So link up folks we want to see your art!