Monthly Archives: June 2016
I am slowly easing myself back into painting more, I’ve identified that my lack of painting was triggered by this ‘Pink Lady’ painting https://phloem.co.uk/2016/01/27/pink-lady-is-finished/ which I really didn’t like and it sort of put me off painting.
However I now realise that there are elements about it that I do like which I’ve tried to explore in a new painting, the beginnings of it are below.
I hope you are all good and enjoying your creative journeys and life journeys too. :)
I’ve also been doing some sketches and drafting exercises
I recorded myself painting ‘Sweet girl and cat’ – As you will see I spent way too long on shading her face and feel I ended up covering some of her features leaving her looking a bit bland.
In future I think I will try to be happy with more roughly blended areas that add depth and character… I just seem to like a very smooth face :P
I’m aiming for my next painting to be darker with a more gothic feel.. I’ll try to post up photos of the painting process.
So, I finally managed to complete a new whimsical illustration! Yay! It felt so good to be painting with bright colours using some of my favourite supplies.
It also amazed me as to how easy it was to get back into the flow of it.. I guess painting is like riding a bike, you can’t really unlearn it but it does take a lot of practice to get better at it :)
Which brings me to a cool new tool that I’ve been using to track and keep on top of all my creative and life projects. Its an app called Habitica and was recommended to me by the lovely Rhomany of ‘Rhomany’s Realm’ http://rhomanysrealm.org.uk/ it turns your tasks and to-do lists into a sort of game that gives rewards as you reach your goals. It has been working great so far. :)
I’ll also have a video to share of the painting process soon.