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  • Writer's pictureEli Allison

365 Days of Art, Week 7

Updated: Feb 26, 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, one of which I'll show you how to do. This week Spring watercolour Tree in spring. Join me while I fill 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.

I also have a Facebook page thingy-majiggy. If you like what I do, then head on over and give us a like, you'll never miss out that way.

Day 31

Task; Draw your desk.

I used to be a pencil girl, all those whispered lines and soft smudging it was my favourite way to draw, but not anymore. The effect of the dark ink with the more playful watercolours is something I've done before in this cityscape but it works a treat here.

Day 32

Task; Pimp out these trees.

Time to slap out my brand new watercolour pens and get schwifty with some hot leaf action. The pens were like felt tips with funkier brush style end, a lot quicker to use than traditional paintbrushes, especially when used with some utterly lovely new pencil crayons, I treated myself to.

Day 33

Task: Draw a page of stars

Oh, doodles how I missed you, your pre-school nature, your fun attitude, your simple needs. I liked the idea of a two-page spread (woof woof), but two pages of stars felt a little reductive, so I asked myself, what is the ultimate star? The sun? Nar balls of gas ain't as fun as you'd think to draw. Tom Hanks? He is the nicest star but a bit of a commitment then it hit me... Fairy Wand, kid style with a fuck-off star stuck on a stick. Magic.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh

Day 34

Task: Continue practising calligraphy.

I liked the idea of symmetry with this one, to have the quote almost have its own colourful shadow. I think it adds interest to what could have easily been a somewhat dull image. The quote... Well how could I not use this gem, 'A word to the wise is infuriating.' by the late great sweary drugged fuelled writer Hunter S. Thomson.

Day 35

Task: complete the pattern

I mean, what can I say... it's a pattern; I nailed it. But if I were you, I'd be wondering, curious even about the meaning. Is that another Unicorn in the background? That's two right in this post alone right? Is this a 'thing'? A secret code? Ask the questions sheeple! Could I be a stooge for BIG Unicorn? Or is it a secret message to the Unicorn resistance, fighting bland lives one rainbow sparkle love hug at a time? Or maybe, just maybe I need to get out of the house...

That's it folks

Join me next week when I stretch out my imagination, fiddle with black holes and explore that sexy colour red, all while showing you how to create your very own cute as hell Baby bugs.

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

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