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 finally finished that commissioned yarn painting I spent the last few weeks complaining about. I’m pretty satisfied with how it came out. A few things about it I’m not happy about but overall I’d say it is a pretty good likeness to Olaf. I have definitely learned my lesson though as far as “commissioned” art work goes. That commissions aren’t really my thing when it comes to fan art of something that I’m not personally a fan of. Because then I would end up working on something that I don’t really get any joy from in the creation process which ends up making it like work – which I then end up dreading. So while I won’t say I’ll never do commissions again – I now know when to just say no. I prefer to stick to my own art style anyhow. Plus another danger of commissions is what if they don’t like the finished piece? I know from personal experience on many of the commissioned art pieces I’ve asked artists to create that I’m almost always slightly sad with how it turns out because it isn’t exactly how I envisioned it. Oh and my sister warned me that sometimes people ask you to make something and then they stiff you *groans* That would be terrible wouldn’t it? Hence only make what you love! So you don’t really lose.
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Random Doodles of the Week
I realized that I hadn’t been drawing on a daily basis anymore like I did in October so I’m trying to get back to that so I can continue to improve and tweak my illustration style. Here are the efforts from the past few nights. I have been drawing these on watercolor paper if in case I like them well enough to watercolor them. I also plan to use the ones I really like and turn them into my color wooden plaques. I think the jester girl in a box will definitely become a plaque. The little corner markers you frequently see are the lines I try to make myself stay within so they are easy to matt – but yeah ….I always end up going outside the lines.
This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!
None that I can think of other then – MORE TIME! I need MORE time! I am however taking about two weeks off of work this month so I can binge read and create art (mostly so I can binge read cause I’m sooo behind. But hopefully I’ll also have time to create art. But if I end up having my 2 year old every day that might be a bit impossible we’ll see.
So link up folks we want to see your art!