I recently decided to try painting figures. I’ve been wanting to add people to my landscapes for a while now so I watched a few videos online to help me get started. Today I have a few tips to share with you that have really helped me.
My thought is to keep it simple starting off with views from behind. -no hands or shoes necessary -keep brush stokes to a minimum (that is a challenge) -start off with a jacket first then add legs with simple brush strokes. -be careful with head size, not too big -add few darker areas of shadow
I love that little pop of color on the scarf and hat.
Here I started with a few figures and then played around and added a background of city buildings.
Out for a walk hand in hand. This simple scene makes me smile.
Chilly walk in the park was a good practice too.
I’m not sure where my art will take me this year but I hope to keep working on landscapes and dropping in more people and animals. I needed a new challenge and something fun to work on. I think this will be a good direction for me this year.
What are your creative goals this year?
I hope you are inspired to create art and have fun. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. Wishing you all the best this year friends! 💜
A few years ago I painted a buck silhouette. I love this simple painting and thought it would be fun to share it again.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💜
I sketched the buck first and then dropped in different colors filling in most of the space. I allowed the colors to mix and mingle and didn’t fuss with it. I tapped on my brush to created a little fun spatter.
While the painting was still damp (not too wet/ not too dry), I sprinkled on some salt. As I recall, I used kosher salt which is flaky and creates these nice large blooms.
After it completely dried, I brushed off the salt to find a beautiful pattern.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
I recently posted a few digital sketches that I made using Procreate. Sharon Mann at Make Art…Magic Happens, mentioned that she likes to import her artwork into Procreate and enhance it with cool effects. I knew I just had to give that a try. I’m always inspired by Sharon’s beautiful and creative artwork. 💗
Happy Thursday, friends! 😊
I decided that a recent sketch of my birdie in a teacup would be fun to play with.
My original ink sketch before importing it into Procreate.
and then after a few enhancements…
New tail feathers and a sweet little hair accessory added.
Lots of happy color and a fun background added as well.
Wow, what a difference that makes!
Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement, Sharon! I’m having so much fun learning and playing with Procreate.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!