Squiggles and Blobs

This was what I created with the contents of my March Art Snacks box. I am not a fan of coloured pencils. It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation as I don’t know whether I am bad at using them because I don’t like them or whether my ineptitude with them has led me to dislike them. Despite the fact the pencil leads were buttery smooth, I still could not achieve a neat finish. I am as scribbly with the pencils now as I was when I was a wee girl. Still, sometimes it is as useful to be reminded of what media you don’t enjoy as which you do like to use. The squiggles in the background did not start out as purposeful mark making. The nib of the black marker was very flexible – the type that would lend itself to calligraphy – and I let it slip when I was attempting a straight line. I just had to lean into it and channel my inner Bob Ross and allow squiggles to be a feature in the background. Once I had added background squiggles, it seemed necessary to balance those out with blobs made with the paint pen.

Art Snacks - March 2021 -2

13 thoughts on “Squiggles and Blobs

  1. Yes I understand. My cousin thoughtfully sent me a whole set of Inktense and I just can not get used to them.. Probably because I don’t use them enough. You seem to be getting it .

  2. Great job!!! 99 percent of being an artis is being able to creatively solve the “oops” and transform it to something that works well. You excellently did this!!! Bravo!!

  3. The squiggles look like movement to me, as though she was trying to escape out of a straight jacket that is the last year. She could also be wriggling out of a cocoon to become a butterfly.

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