The next one was from a class by Jessica Swift who said to start with a message to yourself
I kept drawing and coloring with tombow markers, and at the end I realized I had hearts for love, helping hands, leaves for growth, a strong wall of stone for boundaries, and a cabinet at the bottom full of supplies. I didn't particularly like her style but it led me to this.
The following ones were done while listening to videos I didn't find engaging but while there I painted my own thing... some still need some lines added for definition
I love when Klimt adds in gold, so I added in copper paint on this one, then dragged the hard end of the brush thru it.
Amy Maricle had us paint circles. That's it. To make it more interesting to myself, I combined some colors, used a subdued palette range, then used my silver pen to overdraw spirals. Then I liked it. It was to be meditative but I admit I didn't like her painting at all. I did this on folded stock, so did the pink flower on the back of it.
now I like them... I like the composition and way the lines look when interrupted. I like the texture and how it felt to cut up some work as wasted paper and see it become something better.
So even if you don't do what a teacher wants you to, learning happens