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    Monday
    Sep022013

    Daily Paper Prompt #40: Create a List

     

    Page called "Things I Know" from my journal swap with Hanna last year.

    This prompt is to create a list, any list! 

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    Monday
    Sep022013

    Daily Paper Prompt #39: Paint Lines

    "The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask."
    Jim Morrison

    gouache on an index card

    watercolors in watercolor moleskine journal

    Prompt #39 is a painting prompt. Set up a piece of watercolor paper or drawing paper, watercolor paints, two jars of water, the thinnest round or pointed round brush you have and a paper towel to blot the water. Place a drop of water in each pan of paint or just spray the entire paints with a spritz of water. Dip your brush in water, then blot lightly.

    Dab your brush in one color of paint and "draw" a line with paint.  Play around with your technique until you find a way to paint a line. You might start with shorter lines. You might paint right to left, left to right, or at an angle to the paper. Practice until you find the most comfortable way to paint a line. Don't worry if the paint colors overlap. Just keep working. Try to paint each fluid line without stopping. We are not painting stripes. Just delicate lines. 

    This is line practice, with a brush. If you do not have watercolors available, do this with a pen. Take a thin marker and practice drawing lines that are parallel. Not ruler straight, but parallel. You can only improve if you draw freehand, without a ruler. You can use different colored markers to achieve this sort of effect. 

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    Saturday
    Aug312013

    Daily Paper Prompt #38: Color Grid

     Today's guest artist is Hanna Andersson, mixed media artist and blogger of all things happy. 

    Art Journaling: Grid Pattern by iHanna

    The prompt for today is a color grid! Use a black marker and draw a simple grid on a page in your Art Journal. Then fill each square with a colour. Use watercolours like I did, or ink, acrylics, pencils or crayons. Only use colours you really like and repeat when you run out of new colours. An additional idea: scan your new pattern and print it to use as wrapping paper or collage fodder.

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    Friday
    Aug302013

    Daily Paper Prompt #37: Block Letters

    “I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.”
    Bruce Springsteen

    Today's prompt is to practice drawing block letters. Not just any block style, but starting with a square or rectangle and carving (by drawing) out spots to leave the letter as the negative space. You only draw the lines that give the impression or hint of the letter. You can be as tricky or devious or cryptic as you wish. These fonts are not drawn for readability but for interest and intrigue. Design your own letters, or follow an example you find on the web or a block letter font. 

    Fillmore concert poster from 1966-67 from artist Wes Wilson. Hand-drawn psychedelic art from The Art of the Fillmore: The Poster Series 1966-1971 (Lemke). The collection is described on the jacket as an "intoxicating compendium of the funkiest posters of this century." 

    places i've been, drawn july 2011

    Examples of negative space in logos and fonts at WebUrbanist.

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    Friday
    Aug302013

    Daily Paper Prompt #36: Messing Around With Paint

    Today our guest promptress is Natasha White, a mixed media artist from New Zealand who loves to fling paint and search for poetic words.

     

    Channel your inner Jackson Pollock then go on a word search.

    I did this page in the middle of working on a very left-brained report and I have to say it is one of the most freeing things I have done in a very long time, though I do recommend that you take your work outside so you can really sling and fling paint around without the worry of where the paint will go.

    I diluted my paints with a bit of tar gel and water until it was dripping consistency and then I scooped up some paint with a stick and flung it over the page...put your whole body into it, instant creative bliss. Just play and enjoy yourself, but don't say you weren't warned to do this outside (and wear old clothes!)

    Once the page was how I wanted it I went on a search for words, I used some old books I had but you could use old magazines, pamphlets, whatever you have, look out for phrasings that appeal to you and play with funny pairings. I am always pleasantly surprised at the poems I create using this found words technique.

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    Tuesday
    Aug272013

    Daily Paper Prompt #35: Markers, Pens & Pencils

     

    Today's prompt is to document the lines that you can make with your artsy pens and pencils. Using a black marker, make a grid or a few rows of boxes and draw sample lines in the box, then note the exact name of the marker, pen or type of pencil. The purpose here is NOT to document the color palette {that's actually DPP #33} but rather the "type" of lines. Thickness, opacity, how much the marker bleeds, etc.

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    Monday
    Aug262013

    Daily Paper Prompt #34: Puzzled

    Do a crossword puzzle, word-find puzzle, sudoku or maze and use it on a piece of art. 

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    Monday
    Aug262013

    Daily Paper Prompt #33: Art Material Color Palettes

    The prompt is to document one of your art materials. Your array of watercolors, acrylics, markers, colored pencils, even washi tape. Arrange the samples in a pretty composition or in a grid drawn with a ruler. Write all of the color names {and code numbers, if any} and then draw or paint a swatch of that color. 

     

    You can do this on small pieces of watercolor paper. For paints, you might want to make part of your swatch at full strength and the other part thinned with water.

    Another idea is to do a "top ten" list for art materials, as Hanna and I did in our stitched journal swap last fall.

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