Feb 19, 2008

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Art Materials

It has been about eight months since I started sketching more regularly. When I was a little kid I used to draw a lot, I think all kids do, then at some point the activity decreased. I do recall drawing on the corners of books and making little animations, although I do not recall exactly when. I will leave the story of how I got started for another post.

I wanted to share with you the materials I have collected so far these past months, some of them are recent acquisitions.

Art Materials

When I was starting I liked to see what materials others were using, (still do) as a matter of fact some of the items you see here are what other artists use. I will go more in depth in future posts about each of the items.

Right now I am concentrating on pencil sketches/drawings, and watercolor, I will also try out charcoal, we shall see how that goes.

In the mean time if you know of any other cool additions please let me know.

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Feb 8, 2008

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Watercolor trials

I would like to share the following watercolor with you. Like many of you, I hesitated at the thought of sharing my beginner attempts, however since this site’s purpose is to chronicle creative discovery here it is.

The ocean color is too purple, at first I thought hmm its not dark enough, and a couple of seconds later after I applied more color,¬†I realized it was too dark and no way to fix it, purple it is, but I proceeded with the painting, simply because with watercolor there is so much to learn, plus its more training to get past the fear of not getting it right ūüôā

Which reminds me, if you have not had the chance to listen to Sir Ken Robinson¬†TED talk, I suggest you do so… he mentions so many things that can quite literary change one’s perception of art and creativity. Related to this post is the mention of children not being afraid of making mistakes, unlike the rest of us that as we get older may have¬†accumulated a few fears.

Therefore, below I share my second water color landscape/purple seascape, in the hopes that those of you that have gotten past this stage may have some tips, and those of you that have yet to get here can see that it is OK to not always get it right, and most important that sharing our trials is good for the community in general, as it gives courage to those just beginning.

2nd Watercolor Landscape

This and the other were painted on a watercolor moleskin, with Niji water-brushes.

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Jan 24, 2008

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Small Watercolor

Here is a little watercolor I did yesterday, just trying new things as I continue learning the various processes.

Watercolor Landscape

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