I’m definitely still learning how, but feel like I’m making progress. Definitely not my favorite subject matter, but I’m getting used to trying to breathe some life into them, and not let drab colors be drab. I figure if I can make a still life dramatic, it’ll be awesome to apply that to subject matters of greater interest to me. Really loving this art class I’m taking again. Can’t believe I waited so long to start one up again.
Got around to posting these, only a week after the trip! Yay. Wonderful vacation in an area where inspiration is endless. Check out the photos!
I’ve always been fascinated by the silhouette. For a while I think it was because I was terrible at filling in the human figure. But now I realize it’s something more. I find it to be full of possibilities and playfulness. It leaves a bit of mystery and makes the mind fill in the rest.
This post got me thinking about them, love the whimsy, creativity, and process that this Spanish artist Pejac has going on:
Glimpse into my random musings. Latest toy: watercolor pencils. Easy to carry around with you and play with on the go!
This past weekend I took a super fun workshop at Glen Echo and learned my basics in watercolor. I haven’t taken a class in it since a short workshop about 8 years ago at the community college my Mom taught at. So we started with veggies and fruits, and moved on to any outdoor scene we wanted to paint. I enjoyed painting the peppers the most I think, it’s amazing how many colors you see when you’re really looking.
This class made me take a step back and really consider my color more before applying them, since watercolors are not the most forgiving. I painted all weekend just using the three primary colors and mixed every other color myself.
Posted in the order I painted them in:
There’s a recent Gizmodo article that talks about an original NYC Subway graphic standards manual found in the basement of Pentagram. It’s awesome that the general public is interested in this (which the article notes), not just the design community. It’s all up online so we can see every page. It makes many other manuals I’ve seen look insufficient, that’s for sure. Pretty neat that the print design world is still so impressive to everyone. Check it out!