Just a quick post today, to share "What's On My Easel".
I've always loved drawing, ever since I was a kid, but life took its course, and somewhere soon after my high school years, I lost confidence, and I lost touch with it. But since trying my hand at scrapbooking, that in turn lead me to junk-journaling, which then lead to mixed media and art journaling. So, whether it's a scrapbook layout I'm working on, or a painting I'm feeling inspired to start, it oftentimes starts with a drawing.
It feels good to draw again, when I find the time to. Most often, this is sometime later in the evening, after dinner.... maybe while watching some t.v... Being an ex-smoker, I really appreciate having something to do with my hands. Even though I may already feel relaxed just kicking my feet up for the night, I still need something to do with my hands... Anyways, I think I like my drawing better than the painting, but hey... I'm just learning here!
(The brick background comes from using a
Crafter's Workshop "brick" template.)
I'm just getting a feel for acrylic paints.. how to mix and blend them, how much to load my brush and not load my brush, and remembering how fast acrylic paints dry as you blend and shade, TRYING to create a the tiniest spec of dimension! Oh, and remember, there's no erasing here. You can try to paint over a mistake, but you can't erase it... A little scary, but I want to learn! I like to think, at least I've got style, and at least I'm having fun with it!
Each week, The Artistic Biker shares his ideas, paintings, journals, and even music, as he travels his own artistic journey. You can find him on his YouTube channel, or at his blog, The Artistic Biker.
Thanks to all for visiting today!