This blog has gone a little dormant generally. What with the pandemic and all, I just have not been up to enough in my life that generates blog fodder. This blog has, however, gone especially quiet when it comes to my art dabbling. That is not for the lack of art in my life, however. On the contrary, I have been drawing near daily since June. I have been sharing the results of a personal challenge (illustrations of vintage photos) and now Drawlloween drawings over on my blog that is dedicated to only art. Since all of my art time has been invested in those projects, art journaling has been placed so much on the back burner that it is stone cold. While I intend to take a break from daily drawing, I am going to return to art journaling in order to keep up with regular practice and stop those creative gears seizing up from rust.
Draw This in Your Style (DTIYS) challenges on Instagram seemed like a good way to get back into playing around and experimenting in my art journal. The subject matter and composition is all set for me so I just need to – like it says on the tin – draw it in my style. I thought I would have a crack at a recent art work by Behemot titled “Pale Girl and Very Suspicious Cat”, not least because the monochromatic palette appealed to me aesthetically and in terms of time management. I am pleased with my version of the Pale Girl. I think my illustration shares DNA with the original but is very clearly my style. It is a fun challenge to translate digital art into analogue so I am going to seek out a few more of those I think.
Good to see you back at blogging!
Have not been Posting much on my Blog, either. Mostly because I don’t get much response to what I put on it. Guess most are not interested.
I actually never pay attention to my Stats. I think it would probably be deflating if I did.
Your comment made me realize I had not seen posts from you lately. It seems like your blog has somehow dropped off my Reader. I hate it when that happens. I clicked unfollow and then follow again so hopefully that corrects the issue.
This is just stunning. I se the results of your portraits practice in this figure. And that cat is inspired.
Thanks, Claudia. It is fun to layer my style onto someone else’s creative concept.
Yippee!! This is an amazing work you’ve done!! Looking forward to more!!
Thank you. It is a fun exercise and really easy to fit into small gobbets of art time because I don’t need to overthink things like composition and colour choice because that is already done for me.
I love projects like that too!! Like my recent book project “The Professional Dog – once I had the overall composition and color choices made I could “just paint” in spare minutes without having to think hard. 😉❤❤ I design projects for this attribute! And now you know my secret…😂 Lol!!
It is a tip I pass on to my kids too. You can make the most of your free time if you have a specific project you are working on that has fairly rigid criteria.
Very hip!!– and other illustrations PALE beside it. (At least that’s my learned surmise.) 👍😊
Ha ha! Thank you.
Drawlloween … it’s a new word for me, and I like it! Thank you for introducing me to it!
You are very welcome. Perhaps you will be inspired to participate this October.
I can participate only if stick figures are welcomed …
It can be any creative medium. People sew, knit, sculpt, take photographs…