Artistically, I’ve been challenging myself to try new things. Before this school year, I wasn’t much of a painter. Pencils were my anchor and sketches my speciality. I occasionally dabble in digital art, but drawing in Photoshop just isn’t the same.
Then I decided to teach myself watercolors. Why? For the challenge. For the fun. For the joy of doing something new.
On a different note, I’ve been struggling this semester with a lack of adequate bookmarks. With three literature classes, I’m usually juggling three or four books at once. Given the fact that bending pages makes me cringe, I need lots of paper place holders.
So… why not combine my classroom doodling with watercolors?
For the past few evenings, I’ve been copying my classroom doodles onto my special painting paper and have brought them to life. My technique still needs refining. I’m not fully satisfied with some of these. With practice, I’ll hopefully find a method and style that works best.
Now, I have plenty of bookmarks to choose from. Once I have enough of them, I might start giving them to friends as gifts. Why not share the love?
(For more of my art, check out the link to a collection of related posts in the header!)