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  • Writer's pictureEli Allison

365 Days of Art, Week 5

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

So what's with 365 Days of art?

It's all about inspiration and a love of creating. I create five pieces of art a week, filling my sketchbook to the brim with inspiration, crafts, doodles and drawings. Challenged yourself with me, or just get some great art ideas for a one-off project.

I'm taking my tasks from the fabulous artist and art author Lorna Scobie.

Day 21

Task; What is your favourite thing to eat.

There was only ever going to be one answer to this...Cheese board bitches. (That is also the name of any future punk girl band I form, I would pretend it was an ironic take on the stale bourgeoisie dinner part, but it wouldn't.)

Notes on the art, I discovered I really like the style of the leaves, that loose, fast scratching style, used with nearly empty ink pens.

Day 22

Task; What made you smile today?

I have a Lego mini-figure Lego army, that if you ask nicely, or even if you wander too close to the house I'll force you to look at. They're my babies. Anyhoo Lego has always been a part of my strange, happy place, but today was fun. Went out for a huge burrito with the 'Eats Way More Than You'd Bet Good Money On' spawn of my loins, watched the new Wes Anderson film, Isle of Dogs, and then hit the Lego shop hard. Finished off with doodling, my third favourite 'ing.'

Day 23

Task: Dots

Dots can become anything... if you squint. I've broken this task down, so you can have a go yourself. It's really easy, Go on, give it a go. All you'll need is some thick paper, watercolour paints, colouring pencils, and a black ink pen.

Day 24

Task; Mess around with strips

This was gorgeous fun. I got to crack open my little sticks of oily goodness, which I've been dying to do since that nice man from post office brought me them. The way they blend into each other, it's screaming out for a funky sunset project.

Day 25

Task: Ink freestyle

A lovely simple task of filling in the squares, I've taken a fancy to the heart...

That's it folks

... Join me next week when I venture outside and paint trees I also get funky with flowers and playing with colour in an ice-cream bonanza.

But if you can't wait for that, here is where it all began with Week 1.

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