356 Days of Art, Week 4

Updated: Apr 5

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 16

Task; Begin by learning how to create calligraphy.

I've been on a calligraphy taster and believe me, just because you know how to write doesn't mean you have fancy writing nailed down, you don't. So unless you like wrestling with the tricky quills that are built to test your mental and physical resolve, let's go down the watercolour and paintbrush route. Lorna's suggested method with a paintbrush is so forgiving you can add curls, swirls and lovely thick lines to all the down swipes, pretending you're a pro. Of course, after a lengthy letter practice, we had to write a word, and there was only one option in this house.

Day 17

Task; Fill a page with loops.

I went classic Crayola on this bad boy task. It was nice to loop, although I found myself getting tense that my loops weren't as pretty as Lorna's. So apparently that's a personality trait I have to worry about now, Loop Envy. Great.

Day 18

Task; Colour in the fish.

What more can I say expect, look at my fishy exploits.

Day 19

Task; Design a wallpaper for behind the chair

This is my favourite piece of the week by far. I was working on another artwork for a fellow author this week and some of the techniques I used there I wanted to replicate in the 365 Days of Art. I tried to create the illusion of waves with collage, but I also wanted a slightly surreal element. So using images of clouds, tiled floor and glittery dresses adds a fun and oddness to the picture. I'm very excited by the idea of exploring this style of artwork in future on a much larger scale.

Day 20

Task: Design your own Fairy Lights

A simple but lovely doodling task that made me think about all the types of light bulbs out there and how you can create interest by zooming in close to a subject. Soft spot for the energy saving bulbs.

That's it folks

... Join me next week when I dive deep into cheese, mess around with Lego, and go Pom-pom fantastic.

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