Art

Art Lover’s Award

A wonderful blogger named Rosy contacted me with this new and epic Award! (Check out her original page here) Thank you Rosy!! ❤

Here are the rules for this Award:

  1. Link to the tag’s creator (Rosy’s Writings)
  2. Thank and link to the person who tagged you
  3. Answer provided questions
  4. Tag your artist-y friends!!!
  5. You may break these laws if you so desire

And so without any further ado…

  1. What medium do you use in your art? (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.)
    I love using watercolors and ink. I used to use colored pencils a lot, but my Grandpa got me watercolor pencils and I fell in love with them.
    Currently I’m trying to learn Gouache, which is a water based paint that acts a lot like acrylic. It’s really fun to play with!

2. What’s your favorite piece of artwork you’ve ever done? (Include a photo)
On of my favorites is this little character I sketched out not to long ago! It’s not the largest or most elaborate illustration I’ve done, but for some reason I just really like it!!

3. What’s your least favorite artwork you’ve done, and what did you learn from it?
This was one of my very first digital drawings. I had taken a photo of myself and simply traced it and colored it.
I cringe every time I see this… *makes sour face*
But I’ve learned a lot about digital art and how to make my own art without having to trace anything. I think this self portrait was a good first step, and even though I hate it, I’m thankful I did it!

4. What was the last piece of art you did?
This was the last real illustration I did a couple months ago.
I had joined an art challenge that took place for ten days, each day you had to do an art inspired by a folk tale, fairy tale or myth. This illustration was of the Greek’s myth of the very first man and women who were made from two pieces of drift wood the gods found. *shrugs* I don’t know how they came up with this stuff.

5. Who are your favorite artists?
Oh man! That is such a hard question…..
I have quite a few “favorites”, but my top three are; Johanna, an illustrator and concept artist based in Germany; Kate Pellerin, who is an illustrator with such a sweet and whimsical style that I aspire to; and last but not least Vanessa Gillings who’s art is SO pure and simple! I love it SO much!
Of course I have a ton of other artists I adore, but sadly, I must move on…*dramatically presses “enter” button*

6. What is your favorite thing to draw/paint?
I love to illustrate stories and ideas. I’m really big into character sketches too. But mostly I love to draw things with strong fairy tale and or fantasy themes.

7. Do you have any art tips to share?
Just DO IT! I have been held back for so long by the “but I’m not good enough” mind set. Don’t let it happen to you. Your art is beautiful and wonderful as it is, and you gotta just get out there! And don’t be afraid to use other artists’ work as inspiration!

8. When did you get into art?
Hahaha! Ever since I could hold a pencil. My Grandpa still has art I drew at the tender age of two!

9. What inspires you?
Stories! Whether of the Grimm brother’s making, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S.Lewis or of my own creation. I am aiming to become an illustrator, which is story telling through art.
I’m also inspired by other artists! Such as the ones I listed above.

10. What are your favorite colors? 
Earthy colors are my favorites! Sunbathed greens, yellows, blues and browns….

This was SUCH a fun post to make and on my very favorite subject- Art!

I hope you all enjoy Rosy’s award as much as I did!!
Chalice @ LionheartedArt
Anna and Pearl @ Life Without A Latte
And anybody else who wants to join in!!

The questions:

  1. What medium do you use in your art? (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.)

2. What’s your favorite piece of artwork you’ve ever done? (Include a photo)

3. What’s your least favorite artwork you’ve done, and what did you learn from it?

4. What was the last piece of art you did?

5. Who are your favorite artists?

6. What is your favorite thing to draw/paint?

7. Do you have any art tips to share?

8. When did you get into art?

9. What inspires you?

10. What are your favorite colors? 

And so till next time friends, ta!

1 thought on “Art Lover’s Award”

  1. I’m going to answer these questions, interpreting the word “art” broadly.

    1. What medium do you use in your art? (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.)
    My art is writing. And I use a computer; I don’t usually write longhand first.
    (Funny story, though; I remember a couple months ago I was doing some long-term planning for DLTDGB, and I was reading some of the stories and poems I actually wrote in the 90s, primarily trying to figure out the exact timeline of the Greg’s-crush-on-Haley story arc in real life. I found one related poem that I typed, with a date on it… I was thinking to myself, I think I remember exactly what was going on when I wrote this poem. I was bowling with some friends at the UJ bowling alley, Haley was there, and I was sitting off by myself writing the first draft of this poem on a napkin, and Kristina noticed me writing and said that she used to write poetry on napkins too. Later that day, I was looking in my file cabinet for some fiction and poetry that I had printed out way back then… AND I FOUND THE NAPKIN WITH THE POEM ON IT. It was even dated “3/14/1997.” I was right… except it felt like a paper towel from the public bathroom, not an actual napkin.)

    2. What’s your favorite piece of artwork you’ve ever done? (Include a photo)
    A short story called “Fool Me Once,” that I wrote in, um, 2013ish? I can’t really take a photo, but I’ll email it to you if you’re interested.

    As for art that can actually be photographed, some of my friends in my dorm my freshman year at UJ used to paint abstract watercolors just for fun, and at the end of the year, when we took them all down from the wall, each of us who helped out on them got to keep one. The one I kept was called “Tear Down the Wall.” https://dontletthedaysgobyhome.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/tear-down-the-wall.jpeg

    (The story behind Tear Down the Wall is here: https://dontletthedaysgoby.home.blog/2019/10/29/early-april-1995-tear-down-the-wall/ )

    3. What’s your least favorite artwork you’ve done, and what did you learn from it?
    When I was in my teens, I used to draw comic books and copy them on the copier at my mom’s work. I had a whole little publishing company, with my brother and a couple of his friends in on it. They were crap. A lot of times I would just repeat stories from TV shows and cartoons with the characters’ names and appearances changed just a little. As I got older, the storylines got very slightly more complex, but only slightly, and my artwork was pretty much one step up from stick figures. I learned that I was really just a kid and not a serious artist.

    4. What was the last piece of art you did?
    The most recent episode of DLTDGB, about Greg’s search for a house for himself, Shawn, Brian, and Josh for the next school year. https://dontletthedaysgoby.home.blog/2021/01/24/may-1996-looking-for-a-place-to-live/

    5. Who are your favorite artists?
    Good question. I don’t know that I have one favorite necessarily…

    6. What is your favorite thing to draw/paint?
    Most of my drawing is just scribbly doodles. But my favorite thing to write is stories about things and experiences familiar to me, but usually adding my own twists.

    7. Do you have any art tips to share?
    Don’t pressure yourself if you can’t produce on a consistent schedule. You do you.

    8. When did you get into art?
    I’ve always been a storyteller, as long as I can remember.

    9. What inspires you?
    Life.

    10. What are your favorite colors?
    For years, I had a hard time answering this question. I don’t really think in terms of favorite colors. Colors are how you can tell who is on your team. But then I read somewhere that the least popular answer that people give when asked for their favorite color is brown, so now I just say my favorite color is brown, just to be different. I’ve actually bought a few brown shirts and changed my welcome screen on my computer to solid brown because of this… haha.

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