Friday, 11 June 2010

CBC day 5 & 6

Day 5 on CBC, the random word prompt was
This is my attempt
I used acrylic paint for the picture. It hasn't turned out as well I'd hoped but I just keep reminding myself it doesn't have to be perfect!
The journal prompt for day 5 was about music and remembering all your hopes and dreams when you were younger. I did have a go at this as you can see on the left hand side of the page. Must admit to remembering all sorts of fav songs from my youth and then spending an hour on youtube listening to them!
Day 6 word prompt
I have just finished this at 9.45 this evening as I had to attend yet another boring training course today...I sat there doodling on my paper trying to get my ideas for todays word together!
The daily thought today was about getting trapped in your own style, does it stiffle you, try a different technique or style today. So I rummaged in the cupboard untill I found a packet of (barely used) oil pastels that I knew were there somewhere! I have only used oil pastels a couple of times, I find them difficult and I get in such a mess! I said to hell with it and got on with it!! And I am really pleased with how it has turned out. I have pastel under my nails, on my face and I have had to clean my sofa but I think it was worth it! I have tried to capture the fluid movement of the jelly fish, don't know if I have succeded but I had fun doing it. I have not had time to do the journalling but for me this course is about getting going with my drawing and painting again, not so much with the writing.
By the way, does anyone know how to 'set' oil pastels? I have placed a blank piece of paper between the pages at the moment. I know hairspray works for chalk pastels but don't know if it works on oil???
Sami x


R Montalban said...

Two really cool drawings, the first one could be easily be an illustration in a book. I like how you captured the movement of the jellyfish.

Deanna said...

Ok, now you're just trying to make me look bad. LOL. I love both your grow and your fluid depictions. This is how I need to try to think outside the box, you did a great job with both of these.

I have no idea how to set oil pastels. I've never tried those. I have some gouache that came in my art kit for a graphic design class and I'm afraid to try that so I went out and bought some cheaper cake style watercolors.

I've tried oils, once, Bob Ross style. I love me some Bob. lol. I'm such a nerd.

Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry said...

wow! I really love all of your art, glad I found you through CBC, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Jamie said...

I love the mother-earth type appearance of your growth piece and the jelly fish is so cool

sorayaquartz said...

Yet again more fab drawings sam. x

Hazydaisy said...

Wow, you have put so much into this challenge, your journal looks awesome and i love your pastel drawing too!

Carmen said...

Amazing Sam, absolutely amazing. That first one should be recreated and on your wall - it's beautiful and the jellyfish, that's oils? I'm so jealous. I can never get along with oils.

I totally agree with you about the journalling side of this though you have done way better than me ;)

blue china studio said...

That jellyfish is stunning. You really captured "fluid" with that. Love the whites contrasted against the brilliant blues!

LadyBug said...

These totally amazing and thank you for bring your art journal to the crop today so I could see them IRL! they are amazing on here but fantastic!!!!!! in the flesh! I love the jellyfish and adore what you did today :) I had a great time, isn't it amazing how quickly the day goes when we are at the hall.