Creative Plan

I have very little experience with negative painting, if I have practiced it, it would have been done unknowingly. It confuses me even more when I want to incorporate it into a picture that's complex and cant work out if I am actually using a negative painting technique or I’m just... painting, like normal. Needing... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Washes This was a small exercise to try and loosen up my mind about using watercolours – attempting to not control them so much and letting them bleed and blur into each other. The previous exercise with the different types of cakes was meant to cover this technique, but felt like I only just skimmed... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This was not so much an exercise in watercolour usage but in colour exploration. It’s something I keep trying to push myself to be brave about and go all out. My taste is very conservative and using multiple colours in one design is not an instinctive thing for me.   So when you get lost... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Cakes Playing around with watercolours has opened my eyes up to how much fun they can be. The way the colours move and bleed into each other is wonderful. It's a great way to allow yourself to be expressive and free. The challenge is how to manipulate it so that it works for you while... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

The aim of this exercise wasn’t so much about creating nice backgrounds like how to do a beautiful sunset but painting fantastical or imaginary settings. I guess, this was a way of getting myself out of using watercolours in a more traditional or assumed manner. So much of my use has been on location where... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This exercise was focussing on using watercolours in an expressive way. What immediately comes to mind when hearing the word “expressive” and “painting” is using bright, fluorescent-like colours or splattering and throwing paint in a very random, uninhibited manner. I’m not the biggest fan of splashing paint around, particularly if there is no intent to... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

I’ve never taken any lessons in watercolours possibly because I’ve only ever used them to add colour to a drawing, but to get the most out of this project, like all my past activities, I have to respect the way they would be traditionally used.  My selection of artists ranged from the big guns like... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Some people find watercolours a struggle to use as they require a lot of control, but my challenge is going to be involve working out what makes watercolours distinctive from other mediums like gouache.  Part of my watercolour stash When I was a graphic design student we were exposed to all types of materials but... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums review

Admittedly when I added this medium to my Creative Plan I wasn’t very serious about them. My belief was that if any good was to come from them it was solely to help me loosen up and have some fun. And as mentioned in past posts, I can be very colour challenged, ie I can... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums

Crayola Twistables Fun Effects A friend introduced me to Crayola’s Twistables and in particular Fun Effects. Twistables have been aroud since the 80s but this set has multi-coloured crayons or “Rainbow” crayons. They also ran quite smoothly across the paper too which I don’t remember the crayons of my childhood being so accommodating. As they... Continue Reading →

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