It’s been a humorous few days right here, culminating in a little bit of procuring remedy yesterday. One of many gadgets I purchased was a set of the Artwork Nouveau Kuretake Gansai watercolour paints.
I’ve been eyeing them up typically since I knew they had been a factor. Yesterday, I lastly splurged out on them, in addition to numerous metallic (largely gold) acrylic paints and inks and a few stunning ramen bowls. Properly, even an artsy particular person has to eat!
This little drawing was completed in my latest video, all for the aim of attempting out the colors and the paints.
I completely love the color palette and I must recreate it digitally for certain!
I get so annoyed with watercolours, maybe as a result of I’m attempting to do it the best way different folks do watercolour somewhat than trusting my very own manner of expressing myself with color. So, I did my best possible to let go of any preconceptions of those watercolours as I labored with them.
I like the best way some scrumptious textures seem spontaneously. How completely different for me to love this in comparison with my common very clean color blends. I discover the randomness, the spontaneity and magic with which they seem fairly fascinating. It’s one thing I can’t management, and I discover that I don’t wish to management it. I wish to be shocked!
Oh, earlier than including the Gansai Tambi, I used a Payne’s Gray Inktense pencil and a waterbrush so as to add some shade to the areas I’ve added color to.
The Gansai Tambi colors are transluscent sufficient to let the shading present by means of. Certainly, they fade steadily and splendidly as they’re blended out in an space.
The opposite factor I did, nicely one among them, was so as to add colors to the sections earlier than including any texture patterns. That labored properly; the paint does appear to have a chalky residue that exhibits up on the black traces. Should bear in mind to make the gaps between traces sufficiently big for my favorite paintbrush! Or, simply use conventional brushes and a jar of water; however with that comes the hazard of clumsy me knocking the water over…
I attempted out a white pigment ink gel pen (Pilot select) to attract with, in addition to a gold Pentel Hybrid Twin Metallic pen.
This drawing actually is a chance for me to strive issues out, with no stressing about wrecking an authentic drawing. I’ve already managed that with one drawing that can now be saved for attempting out completely different colors, media, mixes of media and so forth. Fortunately, I had scanned that one in earlier than I attacked it with Inktense pencils and gold acrylic paint! Tradigital it’s for that design then …
It’s so good to really feel comfy with a medium I’ve struggled with a lot -watercolour. Doing it my manner appears to be somethign I would like to just accept as being acceptable. Artwork is a private expression, as such is there a unsuitable or proper option to create? I do know in my movies I typically point out ‘that is how I do issues, it’s not the one manner and if it helps you discover your manner, then that’s unbelievable!’.
I feel we have now to strive a number of various things and ultimately we circle in to what are the ways in which actually specific one thing of ourselves creatively. It means many makes an attempt that finish in frustration or disappointment or failure. However these aren’t actually failures; the lesson is that this is probably not proper for us right now, if ever. They aren’t a failure in the event that they spur us on to check out one thing new.
And that’s the reason it’s necessary to take time to create extra private artwork, only for the enjoyment of making and exploring and attempting issues out. It freshens us up, even when, as I’ve completed not too long ago, we return to manner of drawing that’s is so acquainted it’s comforting to do.
And maybe artwork that provides us that comforting, satisfying feeling together with true self expression is the place the place our arty coronary heart needs to reside, with journeys out so as to add inspiration and blow the cobwebs out of the vault of motifs, patterns, textures, themes, methods and supplies. And that journey out might be bodily or by means of taking a look at books or on-line and even by means of desires and daydreams or the view from a window, music or tales, movies or television applications, and extra. Not all journeys are bodily ones, are they?
My mind now hurts, so I would like some tea to drink quickly! Just a few social media posts to complete first…