Now as the summer heats up, and we all get just a little at the end of our rope, this is the time to sit in front of a fan and sketch. As I’ve told everyone many times, I’m a “Goldie Locks Girl!” I like it just right….not too hot, not too cold. Needless to say, this is not my favorite time of year. It is way too hot for me to function, and if I do go out of the house for any reason, it has to be early, late, or I’m out.
What do we do?
This is what I do… I will sketch, draw on rocks, cut images out and glue them on paper, sometimes I look for ideas on Pintrist. Sometimes I’ll take a picture out of the paper or a magazine, and just draw it. This gives me an idea of how to shade a subject or the perspective of a subject next to something else.
In my eyes, that’s just practicing. Art students copy the masters all the time enabling them to study a particular artist, a method, or just perfecting their skills. I’m working all the time on simply getting better at what I do. If I’m not trying to sell these little sketches, how can it hurt anyone. On the other hand, I think it’s very difficult for me to copy a piece of art. I can’t help changing things, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. I always have to put “me” into what I do. So, no I don’t think I’m copying anyone.
Inspiration comes from everywhere!
Often I say that I’m inspired by many things. It could be nature, or someone elses style, or color palate. I love color, and I’m always seeing something new, and creative in my world. Isn’t that why we take classes from an artist we admire? I frequently sign up for an online class in hopes of learning a new technique. The classes are usually Pen & Ink, or Sketching on the Move (that one I’m still working on). But I believe everything we do, think, and experience makes us, and our art more interesting.
I thought this little video would be of some help in getting everyone going, because I think it never hurts to get another kick start, or see something from another artists eye. Coffee shops are a great place to find new material.
Thank you for following me, and checking in to see what’s happening. Each of you provide me with a wealth of inspiration, and add to my creativity. I hope I can do the same for you.
See you soon….