Oh, time, time, where to do you go? I intended to do an example painting, but here I am with nothing but the step-out. I guess the time just hopped away. Or maybe it’s hiding in the kangaroo’s pouch. Hopefully, I’ll have the example for tomorrow, ’cause I ain’t got nothing else yet!
Artwork – QoR Mars Orange Deep on Paul Reubens Cold Press
Lately, almost all the artwork I do is for something – a review, a postcard for hubby’s lunch bag, or a tutorial. I love doing all those things, but occasionally I just want to play around without any goal in mind.
The landscape isn’t named for the Martian landscape.
I decided I wanted to see what I could do with just one color. QoR’s Mars Orange Deep is a lovely, opaque earthy orange color (PR101-Red Iron Oxide). I just started light and kept layering. So relaxing and fun!
This is a repeat of the Giant Alium step-out. I’ve updated the text, added a Close-up Alium step-out, a new example painting, and a video.
Giant Aliums are fun because they are essentially colorful fuzzy balls on long sticks with triangular leaves.
In the distance, you can’t see that aliums are made up of tiny petals, which I’ll call florets.
If you want to increase your sense of distance, use the Close-up Alium for the nearest flowers and then leave the other flowers solid, with a little shading to indicate roundness.
Or just make it easy and have all your flowers solid with shading.
Artwork: Zebra Pen Funwari Color brush, Zensations colored pencil and Derwent White Graphik Line Painter in a Stillman & Birn Beige-Tone sketchbook. I do NOT recommend the Graphik Line Painters because they blob.
This is a repeat of the Grove step-out. I’ve updated the text and added a new header example. Sorry – I didn’t have time for a video this week.
One of the hallmarks of ‘naive art’ (I recommend you google Naive Art Landscapes) is that real-life perspective is not important. If your buildings are a little crooked and the road in the distance looks as wide as the road up front – it just adds to the charm.
Grove is a forest of trees. It can be used as the main subject of a landscape, but is also great as a secondary subject in the midground or background.
Your grove can look like several trees or a tree with several trunks that split from the same base.
If Grove is your main subject, you add more detail. If it is background, you want to keep it more simple.
This drawing done with Zebra Sarasa Fineliners on Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcard