Another week is over. Art got done, we even went through all our commitments. I am still struggling with my hurt back, but definitely on the mend.
Let’s take a quick look at this week’s artwork:
Two paintings this week. The one for instagram flashmob (to be published there on Tuesday). We were to draw a foggy landsape, I was thinking about my beloved Golden Gate park in San Francisco (even though it doesn’t have a river like that) all the while.
My second painting is owl. We are planning to go on a bird walk in a couple of weeks and last time we went we spotted a family of owls up on the tree
2. Folio Focus goes well, I am having a tremendous fun with it (see all works under #greenrainartff17 hashtag on instagram) This week we worked on lettering and did a piece with a special trendy palette.
The process for the main design can be seen here
This was another version, done digitally, I rather like it, even if it’s not in a required palette
Please see all final drawings for this class on a special page .
I did a warm up exercise for this week on the go in watercolor
I am falling back in love with gouache! This piece was also done as a part of Folio Focus
My other gouache this week was created for 52 weeks illustration challenge. The theme is “Queen” and the idea for this one came to me the night before I drew it. I actually dreamed a whole series, hopefully I will be able to execute it soon.
4. Markers: I did another drawing for 52 weeks illustration challenge (all drawings for this challenge can be now seen under #greenrainart52w tag on instagram). The theme of last week was “Printing” and I couldn’t help thinking of first marks the birds leave on a fresh snow. I was very happy to see it picked for the week’s roundup on 52 weeks illustration blog. It has been 5 times I was featured so far, out of 36 weeks.
I made one more marker drawing to celebrate the cooling of the air and to finish the sketchbook 😀
A quick flip-through video for this sketchbook (which ran from April 2016 through today) can be found here
5. For #greenrainartfromlife I did two drawings again
The popcorn was for the previous week
for this week we drew figurines ( I don’t actually have any besides this birdie)
One more digital drawing this week is The Pumpkin Cat
6. Guess what? #greenrainartembroidery is back! i did a flower each day this week and it feels so so good to be back!
Illustrated journal was a spectacular failure, started well, but didn’t keep it up in the main book, although I did make thumbnail sketches. But I think it will be more fun to see them all together when the month ends.
Plans for the next week:
Continuing with Folio Focus, starting Illustration unit in MATS A, only two weeks to go until my live Children’s Illustration Class.
Have a lovely week, everyone!