A Year of Art, Week 22
Updated: Apr 5, 2020
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 a sweet and simple flower pattern; Day 110.
I'm taking my tasks from the fabulous artist and art author Lorna Scobie.
Task; Draw The Horizon.
So I live, breathe, love Leeds, (my home city) and when this task came up I knew exactly what I wanted to draw. London.... nar just kidding, it's Leeds Baby! I created this with the rich and slightly terrifying medium of oil pastels. I used an old eraser to soften the colours into the paper.
Day 107 & 108
Task: Draw lots of mouths and eyes.
What can I say... I love patterns, and I really really really love black and white patterns..
Task: Add to the reef by drawing your own coral or sea-life.
Ok, so stay with me... The picture below is not a sea-life creation, I know; but I started drawing the Squids limbs with every intention of creating a little sailing boat above it, little fish going about there business, coral everywhere. I was fully committed. But while I was in the shower I had an epiphany what if instead of a sea kraken I created a space one. I have to say I think it cam out rather swimmingly, see what I did there..? (I know I hate myself too.)
Task: Design a pattern.
What you'll need Not much some paper, a sharpie, (or any felt tip) a small paintbrush, and one contrasting colour* watercolour paint.
*Check out this lovely article for understanding colour combos.
Part 1 The lovely pink dots are created by drawing around a 2p coin and then filling the dots in with a sharpie. Paint the wheat doodle after letting the sharpie dry. It's quite delicate work, so I would recommend practising painting bit before you allow yourself loose on the finished page.
Follow the same instructions as above, remembering to let each stage 'dry' for a small amount of time to prevent the colours bleeding into each other.
Now you see how easy it is to create a pattern try different colours, different densities, different styles of flowers. Be brave my creative souls.
That's it folks
... Join me next week where we get all starry eyed, dottys and windows with a view. I would love to see your cactus creations (not a euphemism, no prick pics) so head on over to Twitter and tag the shit out me. I'm also technically on Instagram but the social norms there confuse me, like life really.
If you can't wait until next week for more art, here is where it all began. Week 1.