Decided to look up this topic. Our prompt for #bandofsketchers was Counter culture. I’d forgotten about hippys and ‘Peace and Love’ in the 60’s. Lots of pattern and colour. Chilling and relaxing ‘man’! I went for flower power and the CND symbol. Have a happy day! X
Horses are wonderful animals. They have such amazing characters. When I tried to find something in the matching splodges to the previous post I almost immediately found the large horse head. Then the other two emerged from the patterns. I just needed to add some white, green and yellow to differentiate between them.
Paint splodges turned into heads. First I saw an eye, then a nose. An open mouth and teeth. I just like looking for things. I was always good at spotting things on those spot the difference cartoons in magazines and newspapers.
I’m good at navigation too and I think that’s the same kind of thing- pattern recognition. I think it’s something humans can practice. Maybe digital and social media is a bad thing if it does not help you interact with the real world.
I am not listing what I did to this, I just like the end result! Computer programs and apps can do lots to your work to change and distort, add or reduce colour, duplicate or delete. Its fun and it’s great to experiment, at least that’s what I think. Splodges turn into complex patterns. Acrylic paint, felt pens and megabits!
This was meant to say: fledgling artists? at factory event at B’arts.
Basically it was a meeting of local artists and creative to talk about how the pandemic and other events was effecting the local creative community. It was good because they had a comedy quiz set up so we merrily brainstormed ideas of what we could do to improve things.
Eventually four teams came up with varying ideas, and the ‘factory’ team from the local chamber of commerce agreed to act on our ideas! Some of that will hopefully be about art administration, accounting, mentoring and other practical help. I hope it does.
Talking about creativity it comes in a week when our local city council held a creative conference about our city, but declined to invite local historic and architectural experts. Instead they held it by invitation only and bought in people from other cities. Thanks for the non inclusion!
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was trading. I was thinking about all the crops that get sent around the world that don’t really pay the growers a fair price. Many people in the world only earn a few pounds a day, not enough to live well, not enough to pay for education or health services. I wish more people bought fair trade crops, but I guess as the cost of living crisis becomes worse the people at the bottom of the ladder will get treated worse. X
This image has gone through a lot of processes. It is actually the coloured splodges that I played with to create Tiger cub and clown fish. I’ve added texture, changed the hue, duplicated sections of the image, and put it through various apps. I have increased its sharpness and added grunge and structure. I know, you’re asking why? Because it’s interesting. You can create a massive amount of colour and pattern. I don’t know when I start how the image will turn out, I just keep playing till it looks done. I’m sketching with pattern, digitally manipulating the splodges. X
Last night I also tried drawing a clown fish and thus is what I came up with. I used a fountain pen to draw over the acrylic paint. I hope this isn’t too silly. It looks like a happy fish. Maybe I should have tried lighter blue and red so that you can see the pen drawn on top of it.
Not sure if this is a sketch, cartoon or a doodle. And in a way I wished I had done a bit better details on it, maybe including scales? I might do more to it, I might play with it more….
Here’s the tiger cub from paint blots. Stripes were added with ink pen and felt pen. I think it works. I’m not sure about the red as it might look like blood, but it’s only really a doodle so it’s not a serious piece of art. Just a bit of fun. I wonder what I would make of a real Rorschach test?
Acrylic paint splodge between two of my sketchbook pages. I used red, yellow, blue and white in dots then pressed the pages together. Once it dries I want to draw the things I can see on top of the blobs. I think I can see a clown fish and a calf. My hubby says he can see a tiger. I know a very good artist who uses random patterns in something called Shibui art. She draws on top and creates wonderful images. She is very skilled in this type of art… I will see what it turns into….