It has been a bit of a trying time. So there has been a bit of a lag in my postings. Here are the excuses: Personal family issues, Having horrible pictures taken of myself...(those were the huge emotional issues) Working on my coloring book ( 156 pages!), dropping my computer and trying to get a new computer up and running to replace it.
This is windows 8 and I hate it. The charms bar totally sucks..... I had to learn everything new. HUGE LEARNING CURVE.
In regards to working on the coloring book there was so much to do for this. The original drawings had to be redrawn and cleaned up, converted into digital form, clean that up, and do proto types. The only thing left is the title page.
What I want to do is this: provide an art journal for people who are just learning how to art journal, to provide ideas for people to do an art journal (prompts) and to create an art journal for people who like to color but don't like to draw. Art journalling can be done multimedia, meaning using many different art products and ideas to fill it all in. Art journalling is also a great opportunity for you to explore you. Think of it like a diary, where you can express yourself for yourself. You don't have to share this with anyone or you can. With this form of expression, you can utilize two forms of expression, you can create art in the form of writing and 2 dimensionally with paint, collage, pencil etc. I am hoping to create this book for those who desire to create and express themselves.
I created this laughing horse in Cafe Arte y Te in Banos, where the mixto crepe was a rare indulgence for me since I am 99% off wheat due to health reasons. I decided to do this because frankly I have been taking myself a little to seriously lately, and not laughing nearly enough. In the third slide note that the shading is all done with dark green, this is playing with the color wheel and it makes really interesting effects as a base coat. The very last slide is an example of the coloring book. You can print it off (I hope, let me know other wise). Remember, it is just to have fun so feel free to play, color, write and explore.
Pray for my dad, and wishing you all a chance to express yourself, free yourself and let art help you to find a new part of you.