on offer this week at the creativity round up is drawing on index cards (no prompts), sewing on several projects, and video tutorials.
I started by watching a video on Botticelli and his work Venus. While watching I was struck by the beauty of venus and took out a stabilo crayon and index card to capture the feeling.
a quick line sketch with a water soluble stabilo crayon, then judicious use of a water brush to drag the black crayon into shadows.
a little white gel pen for highlights, and I just love her.
next up was a zentangle, with three designs used together. Pigma pen in .02 nib
a bit of shading with stabilo helped with depth but I quite liked doing all three designs
and then I wanted to see how the neocolor crayon in brown would shadow another portrait. Well they don't all work out
neocolor really dissolves quickly in water, and I had to dab a paper towel on her when too much would blend out. Still... I'd try it again.
next up Sewing... I made more x blocks (as described on last Saturday's post)
click on a photo so see it larger to see fabrics used. I started thinking I might do a cross stitch picture with these but I'm kind of enjoying the repetition and seeing how colors influence each other. Nothing is set in stone so they can take on many forms when I'm ready to really sew them. What would you do??
remember the tiny strips sewn together last week? Well, I finished my table scraps for this month, using orange scraps and embroidery. I'll share the whole thing next week for the link party reveals! For now, a teaser of some gold threads and simple lazy daisy stitches. It came out very pretty!!!
I pulled out some patterns to make a bag, box and doll and put them back... too much brain power needed for now!
the Botticelli video is here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbD2_r9zoio&t=929s
the zentangle video is here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXXk6yXlbI)
and I found a great instructor for organic embroidery... she talks a lot in the beginning so I being typeA skip a lot of it and her instruction is clear. She has SO many video tutorials... I've watched many
the neocolor crayosn...available where most art supplies are sold. I love mine used with a water brush
|neocolor water soluble crayons
so that's it for this week y'all.... happy creating. It's good for us!