I haven't been posting a lot of #mastoart lately because I have been doing some secretive #watercolor work. I am making a cookbook to give as gifts to people. I am sort of strapped for cash thanks to my #MentalHealth and student loans.
When the cookbook is done, maybe I will drop the pages in my NextCloud and share the link for those of you interested. Maybe I'll print one and send it to you if you're really interested. After all, paper is inexpensive to post.
Catching up with the #DailySketchChallenge with oil pastels and pens.
I have never liked using pencils daily, but in art I found I liked them for adding value. So 2 years ago I challenged myself on inktober not to use pencil, to break things down simpler. My last couple pencil drawings in 4-5 min have been terrible. I guess I really did learn to use pens.
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One of the things I like about the #DailySketchChallenge I am doing is the timed aspect. This feels freeing, like when I moved away from designing on the computer. No undo. I am learning to trust myself and go with it. First one in 4 min, second took 5. I used charcoal pencils.
Realistic Sketches in pencil has been a strength which is why I moved to watercolor to grow. But 5 minutes? Oh that's a challenge. Yikes.
5 minutes on the first, 4 on the second.
Acrylic painting feels somewhat tedious. I am enjoying it, but maybe it is not for me. I used to do a lot of detailed pencil drawings and ink stippling. Now, my flavor seems to be watercolor and inky cartoons.
Maybe this is a natural process for me-- breaking down the complex, realistic style based on references into something created within my head?
I don't have a date or goal yet for going to an art market. I really should set one.
However, my strategy is just throwing everything at the wall. I've got a couple of ideas to paint on canvas, 2 collages done, a written piece I want to mount, stickers, and I hope to create a number of hand painted cards for sale. There's another wood craft I am thinking of doing as well.
Hey #mastoart friends, I have a question. I'm planning on going to an art market with my work.
My idea is to sell mostly handmade watercolor cards. Though, I have a couple paintings and collages.
I have a name, but now I wonder if I'm building too many "brands?"
T-shirts under one name, cards under another, and my writing under my name.
I think the typewriter purchase was a good idea. Whatcha think? https://pixelfed.social/p/sikkdays/5942262051229286
Not sure what to do next. I've affixed half of the fortunes I've received in my life to this board.
More details, maybe some gold lines in between some of,the fortunes?
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