I have really enjoyed this weekly demo by a different artist of their process. I was in Mexico with sparse art supplies so the demos were done in my homemade sketch book with whatever materials I had on hand.
Week 11, Top left, Juna Biagioni demo was a monoprint with a pencil and soft pastel, something completely new for me! His nose got a little heavily coloured but enjoyed this messy fun art. Week 12, top right demo was by artist Katrina Szyszkoski (@katszyszk). I was delighted to find she started with a black calligraphy pen called an "Elegant Writer" which I had with me as well as a pencil and a thin black pen but that was it. Katrina also used India Ink for the darkest darks, white pencil for highlights and a couple of coloured water soluble crayons which she diluted in some areas with water. Loved what I could do of the process and watched the rest. Week 13 (bottom left ) was a demo done by Dylan Sara. He used handmade inks in various earth tones. I did not have any inks so to get the similar colours I layered on coffee. I could not get the darks that he did as the coffee just loosed up and came off the brush when I tried to add layers. I watched the rest of his process. Now, to look up handmade inks and how lightfast they are - who knew?
Below are some of the sketches I did while in Mexico following along with different artists showing different ways of working in a sketchbook. These artists all teach classes so if you were interested in learning more you could. I had very limited supplies so used what I had and did the best I could to follow their process. I am certainly going to add this to my calendar for next year (and have a few more supplies on hand!). The classes are open for viewing until April 30 so you can check them out for free/
This is the first year I have watched and worked from (free online course) Karen Abend's Sketchbook Revival 2022 (in it's fifth year) where different artists show or teach an art process that can be done in a sketchbook or daily practice. As I was in Mexico and had very limited supplies, I tried to do something similar in my sketchbook and really enjoyed the challenge of trying to be similarly creative with very limited supplies. Below are some of my sketches done in my homemade watercolour sketchbook. These artists are very inspiring and all have an online presence with art classes and art for sale. It ends tomorrow and I am not sure how long it will be online for but you can check it out here and then put it in your calendar for next year.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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