Whew, crazy, long month of March is over!
The art accomplishments were many and I was busier than ever 😀
Let’s take a look:
Make Art That Sells Bootcamp: I stepped out of my comfort zone for sure, and created some interesting patterns. The idea of making abstracts sits in my brain and I hope to explore the topic more. I also learned how to look closer to find more patterns in my immediate surroundings.
My final design that can be found in MATS March gallery
Markers: I made about 10 drawings with Copic Markers including the completion of floral sketches marathon and some illustrations for 52 weeks illustration challenge: My favorites include
Diphyleia Greyi flowers
Hot air balloon
and the most recent sketch, completed this week with a quote from Amelie movie:
Watercolor: Aside from my illustrated journey there were not many watercolor drawings as I am taking a break from doodlewash challenge in March. Only 3 large drawings and again, this week’s rendering of figs is my favorite
I did work with gouache a little, exploring folk art motives. There were two drawings, both done this week and although I am happy with both, the bee is my absolute favorite and the best to date, I think.
Pastels were abundant.We had an absolutely delightful tour at a pastel studio and I felt very inspired all month long. I made total of 9 drawings. I am finishing the month with eggs for the collective on instagram.
When it comes to my absolute favorites I have to say both hummingbirds and Japanese Garden.
Digital: I made an illustration for “book project” and one for 52 weeks illustration challenge, doodled on my own as well. I drew a lot of patterns. One of my digital illustrations is on my kids’ choir concert announcement and I am in process to create additional posters for this event. I am quite proud of this work and excited of having a wider audience. I am still in process of completing individual posters, but I will share one, and it is also my favorite of the month, along with culinary illustration.
Colored pencils: I made 5 colored pencil drawings from life, wrapping up the month with pinecones.
The garlic drawing remains my favorite of the month.
Illustrated journal work progresses nicely. I drew every day. The final days of March
my favorites of the month
Embroidery went great as well, I still enjoy it very very much.
The last week of March progress:
Progress between end of February and today:
I learned that despite wanting to do it all, I simply can not. Art isn’t just pleasant hobby or learning process, it is also work. So I had to learn to manage my time better and separate my family responsibilities from my art commitments better. I challenged myself quite a bit and I think I have grown. I regret not spending enough time on my “book project” and there is only two weeks left for this instagram collective project. I don’t want to drop it, but the timeframe given is unrealistic, so I will continue working on it at my own pace. Not enough paper cutting 😦 Just little journal entries, I want to do it more. Not enough color theory and perspective exercises. Need to do that too.
-I will continue with MATS Bootcamp, very excited about new assignment.
-I am starting doodlewash challenge for my watercolors.
-I am hoping to keep working with pastels at the same pace and I don’t know if I will dare to step a little bit further, but I’d like to think that I will do it after all. I have about 2 weeks to decide. I will write here, if I do ;p
-I want to continue exploring folk art and draw something more than just flowers.
–100 day project starts on the 4th. I am still deciding what shall be my theme (last year I didn’t actually have one), I want to do lettering and color theory exercises possibly alternating with perspective, because I keep skipping those…but I will make my choice soon
-I am hoping to continue with my drawing from life and get better and better
-I need to finish posters for choir and do more forest tale illustrations.
-Almost time to put out Mother’s Day cards, so I need to draw a few new ones for that too.
-Embroidery, Illustrated Journal…this two are my daily activities.
-Stay sane, stay healthy, stay present for my family are also major goals.
Hope everyone has a wonderful April!
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Take look at March art :
also previous work in