A fortnight into 2019 and I finally created my first illustrations of the new year. I received my Art Snacks box in the mail which prompted me to create something with the new materials it contained. The box included a sample of paper (the heaviest I have worked with in quite some time) that had very small dimensions, just a few inches square. That made embarking on an art project seem more accessible in the time I had available. This was my first time using Golden fluid acrylics. I focused on how they worked at different levels of dilution and was pretty impressed with how they worked with a lot of water. I think I actually managed them better when diluted than I did when using it at its regular opacity. I rather like that I achieved a watercolour-like effect with this paint and that’s probably how I will use it in future.
I am committed to more dedicated self-care this year and that includes preserving my art time instead of letting it get gobbled up my other things. Taking two weeks before even drawing a thing isn’t the best start but fingers crossed I can keep to a more regular schedule going forward.