Creativity has always been one of my passions in life. How do we as artists and designers stay connected with our creative center? We always hear to think outside of the box and let your creativity soar. I'd like to think that these posts on this blog may accomplish that for some of you. By sharing my thoughts and experiences I'm sure that it will inspire me as well.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Whimsical Watercolor on Canvas
For those of you who follow my blog and website, you know that I enjoy using different materials and combining media. I recently purchased a sketch book at Michaels which had canvas board as the pages. I was intrigued by the idea of using watercolor on the canvas and gave it a try, you can see the resulting image above. I wanted to illustrate kids playing outside and these three girls seemed to be destined for the page. The watercolor reaction on the canvas was a fun and unpredictable experience, I really needed to get the paint onto the canvas, add some shading, lift off some paint for the tints, and basically not overwork it. I then decided that I wanted to incorporate my acrylic markers into the piece and used a combination of Molotow, Montana, and Posca pens. If I were going to frame this under glass it would be fine however if I wanted to leave it exposed to the air I would need to seal the piece with a spray fixative. I don't think I will ever do anything to it other than leave it in the book.