I am like a mad scientist. I just swirl the brush, dab on colors and paint away. Then repeat. I did not care how dirty my palette is or how my colors are contaminated. I did not care how many mistakes I have made.
The result is awesome anyway.
When I am uninspired, my direction seems winding. I want so badly to turn that creative energy into something useful but instead I am faced with tangled tape rolls all over my head. I am not in the mood to think and negative energy is all over me.
However, despite being uninspired, I turn it to an inspiration.
I simply draw (and write). I pour my uninspired self to a drawing that simply reflects my current feelings. I immediately feel lighten but sometimes it only last for a fleeting moment. But it’s okay. I can draw more and create more when I feel like it.
The thing is that I have created a momentum. No longer do I want to feel sad or depress because I have better things to do. It’s like welcoming that negative energy only to turn that into something positive.
Life can throw us backwards a lot of times and we know it too well than to allow that to ruin us. Instead, we embrace that feeling or trials or difficulties and do something about it.
Write. Photograph. Draw. Paint. Read. Walk. Run. Listen. Surf. Learn. Cook. Sing… Do something!
We can’t wait for inspiration.
Experimenting with mixing colors and the feel of the brushes
Experimenting with shadows and light
Experimenting with reflection and creating clouds out of the blue sky that is a struggle ;p
Experimenting with sky.. but it doesn’t turn out smoothly.. But I love the warm buildings though!
Now who wants coffee? Making this murky mud requires the least of effort! Lol!
trying to experiment the different shades of browns and lights. The shadows should be lighter.
An attempt in painting pine tree by just brushing the brush up and down in rhythm
Mixture of red and blue for that purplish and reddish flowers
I love yellow and blue because they create the most beautiful green.. better than sap green.
These experimental paintings are days’ worth of practicing and discovery. What are you experimenting today?
I love watercolor. I love the after texture that it creates– the different mixes of colors blended to create a harmonious painting. I love how it has a “life” of its own– the way the colors just creep towards each other creating a surprise or sometimes what they call a “happy accident”. I love brushes. I love the sight of watercolor tubes on a palette. I love watching or seeing people’s paintings in watercolor. Imagine the joy it brings to me when I want to give this medium a try!
I can say I am quite confident when it comes to digital painting because that is something I can control. I can always have it undone if I dislike the colors or if there are mistakes along the way. However, in watercolor, Continue reading
I am always fascinated by human hair. I am at ease drawing them in Photoshop but not in pencil. So I tried to draw it using a 2H pencil for some light sketches. I learned that hair should always be drawn starting from it’s roots or center then allowing the pencil to flow downwards in curves then straightening its tips. To achieve a realistic or 3d effect on hair, a variety of shading technique called hatching is rendered using different grades of pencil. You can see the graduation of light, medium and dark on this sketch.
It’s always intimidating at first but I always remind myself that practice is the best teacher. I really want to develop this habit of sketching something everyday. Hopefully I can get my hands ready for some serious drawing and painting for an upcoming project really soon…
I read the morning newspaper today and found the article, If you are 18 years old again, what would you do or tell yourself?, written by Mons Romulo-Tantoco intriguing. It made me reminisce the time when I was 18 years old. I wrote this simple Dear Forever Me Ago letter to remind myself that everyday is a special day to learn something valuable. That it’s not too late to change for the better. That no matter how I wish to correct everything in the past… I can’t BUT I can starting today.
What about you, If you are 18 years old again, what would you do or tell yourself?