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

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 – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums review

Overall impression of both 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. The multicolour pencils impressed me so much that I extended the... 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 →

The Creative Plan – Day 5 Colour Pencils

It feels so long since I posted and I have definitely lagged in my commitment to this project over the last few weeks even months. I blame the World Cup – damn living in the southern hemisphere and all those early morning matches! Anyways, things are back to normal, I say with trepidation, the English... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Day 3 Colour Pencils

Paul Klee A favourite artist of mine. He is so different from the usual mob I swear undying fealty to – Caravaggio, Frans Hals and all the other Baroque gods. His work is quite magical and maybe he creates colour envy within me. As mentioned before, I struggle with using more than three colours at... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Day 2 Liquid Pencils

Now that all the samples are done it was time to create art with them. However, I still have no idea what to expect from this medium (see Day 1’s warning). Applying it Straight For this exercise I used Permanent Yellow and Blue with a long-haird brush. Results W/D - It leaves behind very vibrant,... Continue Reading →

Review of Project 1 – Graphite Pencils

This was the last day dedicated to graphite pencil exercises and at the end of it all I was surprised I found something that really engaged me and took my work to a new level. There were a few other little highlights that I liked: the seasonal wolf illustrations which plays to my "strengths" or... Continue Reading →

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