When we meet a new person, we often ask them about their favorites. It helps us to get to know them better. It's part of developing the relationship.
List your favorites. Start with these:
My favorite color:
My favorite place:
My favorite food:
Apply this idea to getting to know your creativity better.
My favorite artist:
My favorite art medium:
My favorite color combination:
By exploring and experimenting with various mediums and techniques, favorites emerge. While I do enjoy the soft nuances of watercolors, I tend to gravitate towards the acrylics because they are so versatile.
I like to play around with various ways to incorporate words to my art page. For today, I want to share a simple technique that is a great springboard for a variety of ways to handle lettering on a page.
First, I painted each background with acrylic craft paints. I have been drawn to purples and turquoises lately.
Next I drew some lines on each page to add the text. You could draw boxes or straight lines, but I curved my lines. Also I boxed in the bird to make it a central focus of the page.
I used a sketch pencil to create the lines, because I like the smudges that result when I write in the boxes. One of my favorite places to look for unique art supplies is the kids' section at discount stores. I found a box of alphabet stamper markers, which I used to add some fun marks to one of my pages. I colored with washable markers in the open spaces of the letters to give some interest to the text.
I used various colors for my work. Once I was done adding color, I outlined most of the words and lines with the black paint pen. For some final embellishments on the purple page, I used the stamper markers to add an overall pattern in each section of text.
On the light turquoise page, I centered a quote from one of my favorite artists, Gerhard Richter. He is a modern artist, who squeegees paint onto large canvases.
for a short clip from the documentary, Gerhard Richter Painting
"Art is the highest form of hope."