I have several ongoing paintings that are in various stages of completion. I'm going to work on bit on those this afternoon, but wanted to share two final lessons from the Sketchbook Revival classes in May.
The lesson below was titled, Faces Made Simple: Mixed Media Girl by Toni Burt. Toni demonstrated holding a pencil very loosely to shade in facial features. Doing so leaves behind a hint of a face on the page, to which we later added layers of shading with watercolor and some darker pencil shading. Along the way, a few collage elements were also added. It's very simplistic, but I love the way the final page looks.
|Mixed Media Girl on Watercolor Paper|
The other lesson I completed was Sidewalk Cracks: A Creativity Starter with Carla Sonheim. I mentioned this class in the last post, Sketchbook Revival 2019. This is the quirky creature (bird??) that was created in the class. I added the torn papers element in Photoshop Express. I thought it gave a fun twist to a simple page! I think this creativity starter is a great way to warm up and get in the groove for creating more art, and of course interesting creatures too.
|Sidewalk Cracks Creature|
Both classes and teachers were amazing. I'm already looking forward to participating next year!
Next week I'm hoping to finish up some of the artwork that was inspired by our trip to San Diego last month. We are already wishing we could return to the cooler air as it is SO HOT here now! Temperatures this week are predicted to be 100+ degrees (insert sweaty person emoji here, lol).
Stay cool, have a great week and HAPPY PPF!!!