I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this particular challenge. It was exactly what Clare Plantation is all about...original creativity, creating your custom element. This challenge allows you to focus on who you are and what explains you to the fullest. That is what I love most about this challenge, it forces you to do your own thing, make your own trademark and not to copy other people's work. Look at who you are as an artist and you just might discover something you never knew before!
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
Art Challenge: Make a Custom Element
So here I will show you step by step how I created my custom forest to best represent me! Like I have mentioned before a forest is where I grew up, it is where I am most comfortable and call home. The deer is a true representation of me and who I am as an artist as well as a person!
STEP 1 - I slapped some under paper down and extended it over the spine because here of late I like that loose extension flowing over to the other page! It's a bit more fluid for me! Next I free handed a small fawn hiding its face and looking out into some yummy under paper...for now!
STEP 4 - I took a pen and sketched loosely little details to the tree bark. I really liked the look of this particular bark. And I also painted a small sun in between all those gold diamonds to add to the sun rays in a funky way.
STEP 5 - Next I began free hand drawing some foliage just below my fawn and then tracing over the pencil drawings with a pen to enhance the flowers and leaves even more!
STEP 6 - Then I took some water color to add a bit of color. I choose water color because I didn't want to cover up the detail in the under paper completely. The watercolor gave me the perfect amount of transparency I wanted to see through the flowers, leaves and even the back of the fawn.
STEP 7 - Then for the finishing touches I used my Sharpie White Out pen to add white spots to the fawn for that perfect baby formula!
This truly is another one of my favorites because it expresses who I am the most.
My custom element would be the forest because of its layout and how it was created. Also a custom element would be using watercolor as a way to add color to the flowers by allowing the under paper to seep though slowly simultaniously!
When you create your custom element, the satisfaction that no one else's artwork looks like yours is truly an overwhelming, blissful feeling! That is why I push original creativity because there is no other feeling than that of making something you can call your own!
I pray you find the courage to create without looking at anyone else. Look at yourself, what you like and discover what you can do no matter the skill or level of confidence! You are an artist if you truly love what you create.
GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!
ALSO, check out the video process below on my channel.